The Nationals outrighted Chris Marrero to Class AAA Syracuse removing the former first-round draft pick from their 40-man roster and effectively ending his tenure with the organization. Marrero 25 was the 15th overall pick in the country in the 2006 draft touted by the Nationals as a future offensive force who could hit both for power and a high average. He did put up solid minor-league numbers (a .282 batting average and .350 on-base percentage) over parts of eight seasons but he was plagued by several major injuries (a broken ankle a torn hamstring) and never saw his power develop to elite levels. The Nationals gave Marrero two opportunities in the big leagues; he appeared in 39 total games in 2011 and 2013 hitting .232 with a .256 on-base percentage five doubles and 11 RBI. Marrero also never found a comfortable position in the field spending time both at third base and in the outfield before finally settling at first base.