Mets formally signal from Starling Marte

12/01/2021 03:14:58 GMT + 00: 00 – The New York Mets announced Tuesday evening that outfielder Starling Marte had signed a four-year deal.

The Mets did not disclose financial terms, but previous reports noted that the deal was worth a total of $ 78 million.

“Starling is a first class talent in a first class position,” Mets new general manager Billy Eppler said in a press release. “His play in the outfield strengthens the team in preventing running in the middle and his elite base running skills are a perfect mix. He has a winning attitude and will be a great addition to our clubhouse as well.”

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Marte, 33, split between the Miami Marlins and the Oakland Athletics last season. He had a collective batting average of 0.310 with a 0.383 on base percentage and a 0.458 slugging percentage with 12 home runs and 55 RBIs. He led the major league with 47 stolen bases, making it a career high.

In 10 seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates (2012-2019), Arizona Diamondbacks (2020), Marlins (2020-21) and Athletics (2021), Marte has a career average of 0.289, a hit percentage of 0.451,126 at home runs, 502 RBIs, 680 Runs and 296 stolen bases.

The native Dominican has played almost exclusively in midfield since the 2018 season.

Marte was an All-Star in 2015 and won Gold Glove Awards in 2015 and 2016.

The Mets have also reportedly reached an agreement with three-time Cy Young winner Max Scherzer, outfielder Mark Canha and infielder Eduardo Escobar.

–Field-level media

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