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Position: SS      Born: Mar 14, 1989      Bats: Both      Throws: Right

The Astros acquired the young Venezuelan when they traded with Boston after the Red Sox had claimed him from the Cubs in 2011 Rule V draft. Pressed into service after Jed Lowrie was injured, Marwin responded with a .234 average in 80 games.

Stats

Batting          G     AB    R   H   2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB   SO   SB  CS   AVG   SLG   OBA   OPS
2012             80   205   21   48  13   0   2   12   13   29    3   3  .234  .327  .280  .607

Astros Trades & Transactions

Dec 8, 2011 - Claimed Marco Duarte (P) from COL-N in Rule V draft then traded him to BOS-A for Marwin Gonzalez (IF) whom they had selected from CHI-N

This Date in Astros History

Dec 8, 2011 - Astros name Jeff Luhnow as their new General Manager, replacing Ed Wade who was fired after Thanksgiving along with President of Baseball Operations Tal Smith. Luhnow had been a vice president in the Cardinals system since 2003, specializing in player procurement and development. In his first day on the job, the Astros select Rhiner Cruz, a pitcher from the Mets farm system, in the Rule V draft and trade with the Red Sox for Cubs infield prospect Marwin Gonzalez.