Report: Pirates In Talks To Trade Starling Marte

Starling Marte
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By 93.7 The Fan

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - Is a deal in the works to move Starling Marte out of Pittsburgh?

According to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman, the Pirates are in talks with both the Mets and Padres.

Heyman says the “talks are intensifying.”

Hearing Starling Marte talks are intensifying. Mets, Padres. Still a chance something gets done before spring training.

— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 24, 2020

Heyman adds a deal could be done before Spring Training.

The 31-year-old Marte has spent his entire career in Pittsburgh.

Over eight seasons with the Pirates, Marte has a lifetime .287 batting average and batted .295 last seson with 23 home runs.

Projections for the 2020 season have Marte batting .277 with 20 home runs and 69 RBI.

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