Mets shut down Marte, who played 86 games
The New York Mets shut down outfielder Starling Marte on Wednesday, manager Buck Showalter said, according to The Athletic's Will Sammon.
Marte hadn't appeared in a game since Aug. 5 because of a strained right groin he sustained two games after returning from a long IL stint caused by migraines.
The 34-year-old finishes the 2023 campaign having appeared in 86 games, hitting .248/.301/.324 with five home runs, 28 RBIs, and 24 stolen bases. He earned $20.75 million.
Marte inked a four-year, $78-million deal with the Mets before the 2022 campaign. He was an All-Star last season when he posted an .814 OPS with 63 RBIs and 18 steals.
The Mets have six games remaining in what's been a disastrous campaign. They entered the year with lofty expectations and MLB's largest payroll but were mathematically eliminated from postseason contention last Friday.