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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 sent 3B Andy Marte outright to Triple-A Reno.
He had been designated for assignment but has cleared waivers and will remain in the organization. Marte made it up for six games with the D'Backs. Aug 10 - 8:25 AM

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Diamondbacks designated INF Andy Marte for assignment.

The move clears a spot for the newly-promoted Jake Lamb on the 40-man roster. Marte was just called up to the big club a week ago and batted .188 (3-for-16) with one home run and three RBI over six games. There's a decent chance the former top prospect will pass through waivers unclaimed.
Aug 7 - 5:05 PM

Diamondbacks purchased the contract of INF Andy Marte from Triple-A Reno.

Back in the majors for the first time since 2010, the former top prospect was batting .330/.384/.513 with 13 home runs and 62 RBI over 102 games this season in Triple-A. Now 30 years old, Marte could get semi-regular playing time at third base now that Martin Prado is with the Yankees, at least in the short-term, but we're not expecting much of anything in fantasy leagues.
Jul 31 - 5:28 PM

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

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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2Tuffy Gosewisch
1B1Mark Trumbo
2Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Aaron Hill
SS1Chris Owings
2Didi Gregorius
3B1Jake Lamb
2Cliff Pennington
3Jordan Pacheco
LF1Cody Ross
2Nolan Reimold
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Ender Inciarte
RF1David Peralta
2Alfredo Marte
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Wade Miley
2Bronson Arroyo
3Vidal Nuno
4Josh Collmenter
5Chase Anderson
6Trevor Cahill
7Daniel Hudson
8Patrick Corbin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Addison Reed
2Brad Ziegler
3Oliver Perez
4Randall Delgado
5Evan Marshall
6Eury de la Rosa
7Matt Stites
8Will Harris
9Matt Reynolds
10David Hernandez