The Red Sox promoted infielder Deven Marrero to the major leagues over the weekend, adding some defensive depth to the bench.
Marrero was drafted in the first round in 2012 out of Arizona State University. He played several weeks with the Red Sox last year, hitting .226/.268/.283 in 53 at-bats but is still a qualified rookie for 2016.
Marrero has not hit well at all this year, batting just .216/.256/.264 for Triple-A Pawtucket, with 12 walks and 54 strikeouts in 227 at-bats. He continues to perform well on defense and as noted that will keep him in the roster picture.
At this point I think I was wrong that he would hit a bit eventually.