Nats outright Chris Marrero

Updated: October 24, 2013


The Washington Nationals have removed 1B Chris Marrero from the active 40 man roster, out righting him to AAA Syracuse. The move will make Marrero an unrestricted free agent at the close of this season.

For a few seasons, the Nats’ 2006 first rounder was the ranked top prospect in the Washington nationals minor league system. Over the past few season, Marrero struggled with injuries after a brief sting in Washington. That also allowed the emergence of 1B Tyler Moore, who has replaced Marrero as the top young first baseman behind starter Adam LaRoche.

Marrows batted .248 and showed a bit of promise during the 2011 season in 31 games played. Marrero looked as if he finally blossomed into the first baseman they long awaited. However, Marrero tore his hamstring and missed most of 2012 season, hitting .244 in 37 games at AAA.

In 2013, Marrero batted .270 with 11 how runs and 59 RBI in 111 games. In a few pinch hitting roles for the Nats this season, Marrero batted just .125.

Marrero’s outright to AAA effectively ends his Nats career.