Nationals recall Marrero
The Washington Nationals recalled first baseman Chris Marrero from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League on Saturday.
Marrero, 23, fills the roster spot opened on Friday when Washington placed right-handed reliever Ryan Mattheus on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right shoulder.
Marrero, Washington's first pick and the 15th overall selection in the 2006 draft, batted .300 with 30 doubles, 14 home runs, 69 RBI and 59 runs scored in 127 contests this season with the Chiefs. His 145 hits rank second in the International League. He is a three-time minor league All-Star and has posted a combined .285 batting average with 134 doubles, seven triples, 83 home runs and 369 RBI during his six minor league seasons.