Report: Marlins have no intention of keeping Marte past trade deadline
It appears outfielder Starling Marte will play his last game with the Miami Marlins on Wednesday in Baltimore.
The Marlins don't intend to keep the All-Star past Friday's trade deadline, sources told SportsGrid's Craig Mish.
Miami's next game following Wednesday's series finale with the Orioles comes against the New York Yankees at 7:10 p.m. ET on Friday, which is a little over three hours after the deadline.
Marte, 32, is hitting .306/.407/.453 with 25 RBIs in 63 games for the Marlins. His 22 steals rank third in baseball, while his 3.3 WAR is the seventh-best mark in the majors among outfielders with at least 250 plate appearances, according to FanGraphs.
Defensively, the two-time Gold Glover has been solid in the outfield, amassing three defensive runs saved and five outs above average this campaign.
Marte is an impending free agent, who's due the remainder of his $12.5-million salary for 2021. Meanwhile, the last-place Marlins sit 14 games back of first in the NL East.
The Houston Astros, New York Yankees, and San Francisco Giants are reportedly the favorites to land Marte.
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