Latest Update Andy Marte accepts outright assignment instead of electing free agency. Sun Aug, 10, 12:39 PM
Athletically strong, he has a good power bat and run-producing instincts. Flashes nice skills at both infield corner positions. Can come off the bench to produce hits.
Flaws: : Lacks consistency and confidence at the major-league level. Sometimes, he presses too much at the plate and in the field. Has never reached expectations based on his talent level.
Smart move for Andy as no other team was going to give him a major league deal. He may as well finish the season in Arizona and hope that once rosters expand, he'll get another call-up and see some playing time.Analyst: Howard Bender
Marte was DFA'd just a few days ago, so it looks like he's cleared waivers and can head down to Reno if he chooses to accept the assignment. The only way he wouldn't would be if he decided to quit baseball. It's doubtful another team would pick him up on a major league deal if he became a free agent.Analyst: Howard Bender
He's just not that good people. He's not. Through 16 at-bats, he hit .188 and just doesn't look strong or confident at the plate. Jake Lamb will take his roster spot and get a chance to play regularly. The 30-year old Marte should probably consult a career counselor moving forward as baseball just isn't his thing anymore.Analyst: Howard Bender
In his first at-bat of the season, Marte went yard, for his 21st career home run. With Martin Prado being dealt to the Yankees, there is a chance Marte gets some work in at the hot corner, sharing time with Jordan Pacheco, but until we see that happen there is no reason to get excited about this journeyman at this time.Analyst: Matthew Beck