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Deven Marrero taking things seriously at Portland

For as much as he studies, for all the mental notes he takes during an at-bat, for all the analyzing he does on the base paths, for all the surveying he does at shortstop, you could never tell that Deven Marrero makes it a point to keep things as light as possible.

“When I go out on the field, I like to make everybody feel loose,” Marrero said. “I joke around a lot. I just go out there and try to do the best I can for the team and how I did it is having fun with the guys and competing at the same time.”

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