Adversity Helped Deven Marrero ‘Become More of a Man,’ First-Round Pick Starting Journey Through Minors (Video)

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Deven Marrero seems to be living a charmed life — after all, who wouldn't want to be a first-round pick of the Boston Red Sox?

But the former ASU standout — where he was a two-time Pac-10 First Team selection — and current Lowell Spinners shortstop hasn't had as easy a go of it in the past as many might expect.

In the summer after Marrero graduated high school, his father was sentenced to a prison sentence lasting until 2025 after being convicted on charges of, among other things, sexual battery and molestation. Then, before he had ever stepped on the field for Arizona State, the coaching staff that recruited him was removed following a program scandal and subsequent NCAA charges.

Hear what Marrero has to say regarding his ability to learn from his past and put it behind him in the above video from The Ultimate Red Sox Show.

Thumbnail via Facebook/Deven Marrero

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Through their continued efforts in the local community, Aetna is helping to build a healthier world -- one city and one strikeout at a time.

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