Sun, 22 Jan 2017 07:50:16 -0800
Former MLB INF Andy Marte was killed in an automobile accident in the Dominican Republic Sunday, Jan. 22, at the age of 33. He hit .218 with 21 home runs and 99 RBIs in a seven-year career with the Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians and Arizona Diamondbacks and had spent the last two seasons playing for the KT Wiz in the Korean League.
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 07:49:11 -0800
Free-agent 1B Andy Marte (Diamondbacks) signed a one-year, $1 million deal with the KT Wiz of the Korean League Friday, Nov. 14.
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 14:07:33 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks 3B Jake Lamb's contract was purchased by the team from Triple-A Reno Thursday, Aug. 7. In a corresponding move, 3B Andy Marte was designated for assignment.
Fantasy Tip: Lamb tore up Class AA, but has only 21 plate appearances with Triple-A Reno. He has a .321/.406/.553 slash line over 244 minor league games. He is worth a flier in NL-only formats. In mixed leagues, it is best to take a wait-and-see approach, given his limited Triple-A at-bats.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:21:37 -0700
The Arizona Diamondbacks will call up 3B Andy Marte from Triple-A Reno.
Fantasy Tip: Flashbacks.... It'll take a lot for him to be worth anything outside of deep NL-only games.
Mon, 23 Dec 2013 12:15:17 -0800
The Arizona Diamondbacks signed free-agent 1B Andy Marte (Angels) to a minor league contract.
Wed, 07 Aug 2013 14:36:34 -0700
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim signed free-agent 1B Andy Marte (Pirates) to a minor league deal Tuesday, Aug. 6, and released RP Mike Ekstrom in a corresponding move.
Sat, 26 Mar 2011 14:05:43 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates have reassigned IFs Andy Marte and Corey Wimberly, C Dustin Brown and P Brian Burres to minor league camp, according to Colin Dunlap of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Fri, 25 Mar 2011 12:19:54 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Andy Marte, OF Steve Pearce, IF Josh Rodriguez, IF Pedro Ciriaco and 2B Corey Wimberly are still competing for roster spots this spring, according to MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch. OF John Bowker is also a candidate for a roster spot.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 13:20:18 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Steve Pearce eliminated the leg kick in his swing roughly a week ago in order to simplify his mechanics at the plate, according to MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch. "You don't want to take away what's natural but you definitely want to be simplified, so things can be maintained very easily," hitting coach Gregg Ritchie said. "There is a magnitude of things that it's going to accomplish. He is seeing the ball bigger, eliminating the strikeouts, putting the ball in play and hitting the ball on the money." Pearce is feeling good and has reached base in five of his last eight spring at-bats. He is competing with 3Bs Garrett Atkins, Andy Marte and Josh Fields for a corner utility role.
Fri, 07 Jan 2011 13:24:56 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Jeff Clement is a long shot to make the big league roster out of Spring Training now that the team has 1B Garrett Atkins, 1B Lyle Overbay, OF Steve Pearce, 3B Andy Marte and 3B Josh Fields, according to MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch. "You don't want to ever say a player has missed it," general manager Neal Huntington said of Clement. "The potential is still there. We have seen the raw power. We still see the things that we liked when we acquired him as part of the five players that we got from Seattle. But there may be some things out of his control."