Two of the Boston Red Sox’s top prospects were promoted Wednesday, with Pawtucket as their next stop.
Infielder Deven Marrero and pitcher Miguel Celestino were elevated from Double-A Portland to Triple-A Pawtucket, the team announced. Marrero will be in the lineup at shortstop Wednesday night against Rochester and and hit ninth.
Marrero, Boston’s 2012 first-round draft pick out of Arizona State, is ranked by SoxProspects.com as the organization’s No. 8 prospect. He has moved through the system quickly and earned the call-up after a nice showing this season in Portland. The 23-year-old was hitting .291 with five home runs and 39 RBIs to go with an .804 OPS at the time of his promotion. Marrero projects as a solid middle infielder upon reaching the big leagues.
Celestino is a tall (6-foot-6) right-handed reliever who throws hard. According to SoxProspects.com, his fastball touches triple digits and sits in the 94- to 96-mph range. He made 23 relief appearances for Portland this season and allowed 25 hits in 29 1/3 innings, with 34 strikeouts and just eight walks.
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