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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Starling Marte traded from Pirates to Diamondbacks

The Arizona Diamondbacks have made a significant move to bolster lineup.

Outfielder Starling Marte has been traded from the Pittsburgh Pirates to Arizona, ESPN’s Jeff Passan first reported. The D-Backs will send two prospects to Pittsburgh in return.

Marte, a former All-Star and two-time Gold Glover, is coming off a career year in which he hit .295 with 23 home runs and 82 RBIs. He is under contract for $11.5 million next season with a $12.5 million team option for 2021. Marte is 31 and had some issues in Pittsburgh, but he’s a good outfielder who should provide the Diamondbacks with some pop in their lineup.

The New York Mets were also believed to be interested in Marte.

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