August 23, 2017
RED SOX PLACE OUTFIELDER
JACKIE BRADLEY JR. ON 10-DAY DISABLED LIST
Club Recalls Infielder Deven Marrero from Triple-A Pawtucket
BOSTON, MA – Prior to tonight’s game against the Cleveland Indians, the Boston Red Sox placed outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained left thumb. To fill his spot on the 25-man roster, the club recalled infielder Deven Marrero from Triple-A Pawtucket.
President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.
Bradley, 27, is batting .262 (102-for-389) with 14 home runs, 54 RBI, and 50 runs scored for the Red Sox this season, posting a .992 fielding percentage with four assists in 106 starts in center field. He went 2-for-3 with a home run in last night’s 9-1 win over the Indians and has reached base safely in each of his last seven games, hitting .400 (8-for-20) with a .556 on-base percentage in that time. Bradley has appeared in 501 major league games since being selected by Boston in the supplemental round of the 2011 June Draft (40th overall), batting .243 (400-for-1,647) with 54 home runs, 224 RBI, and 250 runs scored. Since 2014, his 11 double plays as a center fielder are tied for the most among major leaguers at the position, while his 30 assists rank third in that group.
Marrero, 26, has hit safely in each of his last 10 games for Triple-A Pawtucket, batting .447 (17-for-38) with three doubles and two home runs in that span. In 58 games over three stints with Boston this season, the right-handed hitter has batted .212 (32-for-151) with seven doubles, three home runs, and 23 RBI, helping the club to a 27-16 record in his 43 starts. He has posted a .977 fielding percentage (three errors in 130 total chances) at the major league level in 2017 while appearing in 49 games at third base, four at second base, three at shortstop, and one at first base. Originally selected by the Red Sox in the first round of the 2012 June Draft (24th overall), Marrero has hit .208 (45-for-216) with seven doubles, four home runs, and 26 RBI over 96 career major league games, all with Boston (2015-17).
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