The Boston Red Sox have cleared about a log jam in utility infielders by trading Devin Marrero to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday, March 24th  in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

According to the Red Sox press release

"Marrero, 27, has spent his entire professional career with the Red Sox since being selected by the club in the first round overall of the 2012 June Draft. He appeared in 109 major league games from 2015-17, making 50 starts at third base, nine at second base, and five at shortstop. In 2017, the right-handed hitter played in a career-best 71 major league games, batting .211 (36-for-171) with four home runs and 27 RBI. Marrero has played in 534 minor league games, earning Boston’s Minor League Base Stealer of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year awards in 2013 and 2014, respectively."

In the game against the Houston Astros, on Saturday afternoon pitcher Chris Sale was struck in the left hip in the 1st inning. He immediately left the game and is being evaluated. Later in the game against the Astros Sale reported he was fine, and would be ready to make his opening day start against Tampa Bay on Thursday, March 29th.

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