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Chris Marrero | Outfielder | #49

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/2/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (15) / WAS
Contract: view contract details
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Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports that the Giants are selling Chris Marrero's rights to the Orix Buffaloes in Japan.
Marrero earned a spot on the Giants' Opening Day roster with a massive showing in the Cactus League, but he was designated by assignment before the end of April after batting just .132/.171/.211 over 41 major league plate appearances. The 28-year-old former first-round pick should find success in Nippon Professional Baseball. May 23 - 4:25 PM

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Giants sent 1B/OF Chris Marrero outright to Triple-A Sacramento.

Marrero cracked the Giants' major league roster out of camp after a big showing in the Cactus League, but he went on to slash just .132/.171/.211 over 41 major league plate appearances. The 28-year-old passed through waivers unclaimed.
Apr 27 - 3:03 PM

Giants designated 1B/OF Chris Marrero for assignment.

Marrero earned an Opening Day roster spot with a big spring, but he failed miserably in his chances in left field, hitting just .132/.171/.211 over 41 plate appearances. He could clear waivers and stick around in the organization.
Apr 24 - 6:44 PM

Chris Marrero went 2-for-3 and finally hit his first big-league homer Friday against the Rockies.

Congratulations to Marrero, a 2006 first-round pick who debuted with the Nationals in 2011 and also saw time with the team in 2013. He entered tonight with 143 major league at-bats and no homers. The Giants intend to keep using him as a left fielder against left-handed pitchers.
Apr 15 - 1:14 AM

Giants purchased the contract of 1B/OF Chris Marrero from Triple-A Sacramento.

Marrero earned a spot by slugging seven homers this spring. He'll begin the season in a platoon in left field with Jarrett Parker.
Apr 2 - 1:31 PM

Chris Marrero is expected to begin the season in a platoon with Jarrett Parker in left field for the Giants.

The non-roster invitee was surely headed to Triple-A Sacramento before Mac Williamson (quad) and Michael Morse (hamstring) got hurt, but Marrero certainly played his way into a spot this spring with a .283/.348/.683 line and seven homers. Marrero, who will be on the short side of a platoon, hit .284/.344/.494 with 23 dingers at Triple-A in the Red Sox organization in 2016 and will be playing in the majors for the first time since 2013.
Mar 31 - 12:17 PM

Chris Marrero homered again Tuesday in the Giants' 10-7 Cactus League win over the Cubs.

It was a go-ahead three-run shot in the top of the ninth inning off Cubs right-hander Pierce Johnson. Marrero is tied for the Cactus League lead in home runs with seven, but the 28-year-old first baseman still appears ticketed for Triple-A Sacramento. He hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2013.
Mar 28 - 7:22 PM

Chris Marrero blasted a three-run homer off of Kevin Shackelford in the ninth inning on Friday, propelling the Giants to a 6-4 victory over the Reds in Cactus League action.

Marrero also delivered an RBI single in the fifth inning, finishing the afternoon 2-for-3 with a run scored and four RBI. While it's a nice highlight for the 28-year-old to begin the spring season, he's unlikely to crack the big league roster.
Feb 24 - 6:44 PM

Giants signed 1B Chris Marrero to a minor league contract.

Marrero last saw a major league at-bat back in 2013, with the Nationals. In 2016, while playing at Triple-A Pawtucket in the Red Sox system, the former first-round pick hit .284/.344/.494 with 23 homers and 71 RBI over 490 at-bats. Now 28 years old, it is looking increasingly unlikely that he will be able to carve out a legitimate role at the major league level. Time still remaining on that career, though, time still remaining.
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 09:50:00 PM

Red Sox minor league 1B Chris Marrero took home MVP honors in Wednesday's Triple-A All-Star Game by leading the International League to a 4-2 win over the Pacific Coast League.

He put the IL ahead 4-2 by belting a solo shot in the eighth inning off Iowa right-hander Armando Rivero. Marrero has had a heck of a week. The Pawtucket first baseman won the Triple-A Home Run Derby with a monster performance on Monday night and was named International League Player of the Week after hitting .577 with eight runs and a 1.154 slugging percentage between July 4 and July 10. A first-round pick in 2006, Marrero hasn't played in the majors since 2013.
Source: MILB.com
Thu, Jul 14, 2016 02:36:00 PM

Red Sox minor league 1B Chris Marrero won the Triple-A Home Run Derby Monday night in Charlotte.

He took the title by out-slugging Reno outfielder Kyle Jensen in the final round. Marrero has ripped 16 blasts for Triple-A Pawtucket this year, which ranks second in the International League. The 28-year-old isn't really a prospect at this point—he made his big league debut with Washington five years ago—but he's done nice work this year with a .297 average in 84 contests.
Source: MILB.com
Tue, Jul 12, 2016 10:16:00 AM

Red Sox re-signed 1B Chris Marrero to a minor league contract.

It's not clear whether he's been given a big league invitation to spring training. Marrero hit .271/.316/.420 with seven homers over 282 plate appearances between Double- and Triple-A with the White Sox and Red Sox in 2015.
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 08:40:00 PM

White Sox 1B prospect Chris Marrero jolted a grand slam Tuesday in a win for Triple-A Charlotte.

He also contributed two singles as the Knights routed Durham 17-6. The 27-year-old has hit .556 during his five-game hitting streak. Marrero is now batting .356 across two levels this season. A former first-round pick, Marrero hasn't appeared in the big leagues since 2013.
Source: MILB.com
Wed, Jul 8, 2015 03:55:00 PM

Orioles reassigned 1B Chris Marrero, RHPs Mike Wright and Fabio Castillo to minor league camp.

Marrero has yet to appear in Grapefruit League action due to a strained oblique. None of these three cuts ever had a real chance to crack the Opening Day roster.
Sun, Mar 9, 2014 01:30:00 PM

Chris Marrero (oblique) took 10 dry swings Wednesday.

Marrero is still feeling some discomfort in the area of his strained oblique, but the hope is that he'll be ready for normal swings by early next week. He is likely to open the 2014 season at Triple-A Norfolk.
Wed, Mar 5, 2014 05:40:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Nick Hundley
1B1Brandon Belt
2Michael Morse
2B1Joe Panik
2Aaron Hill
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Christian Arroyo
2Conor Gillaspie
LF1Eduardo Nunez
2Mac Williamson
3Justin Ruggiano
4Jarrett Parker
CF1Denard Span
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Hunter Pence
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Matt Moore
5Matt Cain
6Ty Blach
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Hunter Strickland
3Derek Law
4Cory Gearrin
5George Kontos
6Steven Okert
7Bryan Morris
8Josh Osich
9Will Smith