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Andy Marte | Third Baseman

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/21/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Diamondbacks signed INF Andy Marte to a minor league contract.
The deal includes an invitation to spring training. The former highly-touted prospect hasn't appeared in the major leagues since the 2010 season. He did have a resurgence in 2013 between York in the Independent Atlantic League and Triple-A Salt Lake, slashing a combined .313/.373/.536 with 25 homers and 92 RBI in 122 games. It's a nice low-risk signing for the D'Backs. Sat, Dec 21, 2013 11:23:00 AM

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Angels signed INF Andy Marte to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Salt Lake City.

Marte was batting .301/.367/.526 with 19 home runs and 74 RBI in 96 games this season for the York Revolution of the independent Atlantic League. The 29-year-old hasn't played in the majors since the 2010 campaign.
Mon, Aug 5, 2013 12:24:00 PM

The Baltimore Sun's Dan Connolly reports that Andy Marte has signed with the York Revolution of the independent Atlantic League.

A former top prospect, Marte didn't play in 2012 after batting an ugly .202/.278/.328 with seven homers over 97 games with the Pirates' Triple-A affiliate in 2011. Now 29, he's obviously not close to making it back to the big leagues.
Fri, Jan 25, 2013 10:50:00 AM

Pirates reassigned 3B Andy Marte to minor league camp.

Also sent to minor league camp were LHP Brian Burres, RHPs Sean Gallagher and Tyler Yates, Cs Dusty Brown and Wyatt Toregas and INF/OF Corey Wimberly. RHP Daniel McCutchen was optioned to Triple-A. With Marte sent out, that means Steve Pearce has won a spot on the Pirates' bench. Burres is a fairly surprising cut with both Scott Olsen and Joe Beimel slated to open the year on the DL.
Sat, Mar 26, 2011 08:10:00 AM

Andy Marte went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored Friday versus the Rays.

With Garrett Atkins and Josh Fields gone, it's down to Marte and Steve Pearce for a spot on the Pirates' bench. The team could keep both, but it doesn't seem likely. Marte remains the underdog, even though he's had a nice spring with a .364 average, six doubles and five walks in 33 at-bats.
Fri, Mar 25, 2011 04:11:00 PM

Andy Marte went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI against the Phillies on Friday.

Marte is right there with Josh Fields behind Steven Pearce and Garrett Atkins in the competition for a spot on Pittsburgh's bench. It's possible that the team will carry two members of the group, but Marte would still be a long shot, partly because he's on a minor league deal and can be easily farmed out to Triple-A.
Fri, Mar 4, 2011 04:16:00 PM

Pirates signed INF Andy Marte to a minor league contract.

The contract includes a spring training invite. Marte, 27, became a free agent after being removed from the Indians' 40-man roster last month. The former top prospect owns a meager .218/.277/.358 batting line in the big leagues and batted just .229/.298/.382 with five home runs and 19 RBI over 170 at-bats with the Indians this past season. He'll try to make the Pirates as a bench player.
Wed, Dec 1, 2010 04:06:00 PM

Indians sent 3B Andy Marte outright to Triple-A Columbus.

Marte is now eligible to become a free agent and might do well with a change of scenery. Once considered a top infield prospect, he batted just .229/.298/.382 this year in 170 big league at-bats for the Indians.
Fri, Nov 5, 2010 09:21:00 AM

Andy Marte went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer to lead the Indians past the Red Sox in Fenway on Wednesday night.

Marte got a spot start at third base while Jayson Nix manned the designated hitter spot. He's hitting just .211 on the season -- but has only 90 at-bats. Marte appears destined for a utility man role after once being considered a top prospect with the Braves.
Wed, Aug 4, 2010 10:37:00 PM

Indians activated INF Andy Marte from the 15-day disabled list.

Marte missed a little over two weeks due to a non-baseball medical issue. The Indians haven't cleared up what exactly was plaguing him, but his versatility will certainly be welcomed back with open arms.
Mon, Jun 7, 2010 01:56:00 PM

Indians placed Andy Marte on the 15-day disabled list.

Marte was said to have a non-baseball medical issue, which isn't terribly descriptive, but it's severe enough to warrant a two week layoff. Trevor Crowe was called up to take Marte's place on the roster.
Sat, May 15, 2010 03:59:00 PM

Making his second start of the year at third base, Andy Marte had a two-run homer and an RBI single Thursday against the Twins.

That's the good news. The bad was that he dropped a foul popup for an error and he had an incredibly stupid caught stealing after the single that probably cost the Indians at least one run. On that play, it appeared as though he might have saw a hit-and-run sign that wasn't there. The 26-year-old Marte may yet have some legitimate offensive potential, but he's a flawed player who may run out of chances before long.
Thu, Apr 22, 2010 04:04:00 PM

Andy Marte had a grand slam and a double Friday as an Indians split-squad rolled over the Rangers 12-2.

Marte is hitting .286/.382/.607 in 28 at-bats, so he's definitely helped his chances of securing a spot on Cleveland's bench. If he gets one, he'd probably start versus lefties with both Travis Hafner and Russell Branyan likely to get their share of off days.
Fri, Mar 19, 2010 06:53:00 PM

Andy Marte is battling for a roster spot this spring.

"Andy is out of options," said manager Manny Acta, "so he's going to have to make the team. So far he's done well. It's only been 10 innings (two intrasquad games), but Andy had a very nice season last year and he's at that age (26) where anything can happen. He's right-handed with power and can play the corners. I hope he makes our decision very tough on us." Prospects Lonnie Chisenhall and Wes Hodges are also getting a look as the primary third baseman behind Jhonny Peralta, but Marte is the only one with major league experience. Marte, once a highly-touted prospect, has a .216/.272/.352 career batting line in the majors, but batted .327 with 18 homers and 66 RBI with Triple-A Columbus this season.
Thu, Mar 4, 2010 09:16:00 AM

Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com says that Andy Marte "hasn't swayed [manager Eric] Wedge or the organization towards believing that he has a future as a regular here."

Marte raked in Triple-A to begin the year, finally getting the callup at the end of July. His struggles at the major league level continued, however, and it looks as if the organization is ready to give up on him. He's got a guaranteed spot in a Triple-A club next year and the right team might offer him big league time (Orioles?). The 25-year old could be a sleeper pick in 2010 league-only leagues if he gets handed starting time.
Source: MLB.com
Thu, Sep 24, 2009 01:16:00 PM

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