Marlins Send Starling Marte to Athletics in 2-Player Deal

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What will the Marlins Get in Return from the Starling Marte Trade? Why did the Athletics decide to trade for the 2-Time Gold Glove Winner?

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Marlins Send Starling Marte to Athletics in 2-Player Deal

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Starling Marte, Multi-Gold Glove Winner, Traded to Athletics in 2-Player Deal

Not long before 2021 MLB Trade Deadline (Friday, July 30) expired, it appears that one lucky team will be getting a star outfielder. ESPN MLB Insider Jeff Passan reported that the Miami Marlins have traded OF Starling Marte and cash considerations to the Oakland Athletics. The Marlins will be receiving the following in return from Oakland: Starting LHP Jesus Luzardo.

Why Did the Marlins Trade Starling Marte?

Miami decided to trade the 2-Time Gold Glove winner due the team becoming sellers at the trade deadline. The Marlins traded OF Adam Duvall to the Braves and Relief RHP Yimi Garcia to the Astros. In addition, Marte will hit the free agent market following the 2021 season. The Marlins are currently in last place in the NL East Division with a 46-62 record. Therefore, Miami decided to trade Marte to get something in return instead of losing him for nothing via free agency.

Why Did the Athletics Acquire Starling Marte?

Oakland decided to trade for Marte to bolster its offensive core. Another reason for the acquisition is that the Athletics are looking to fight for a playoff spot in the American League standings. In fact, Oakland is leading the 2nd AL Wild Card spot by 2.0 games over the New York Yankees. With Starling Marte now in the fold for the Athletics, the former Marlins star will join the lineup consisting of the following: Matt Chapman, Jed Lowrie, and Matt Olson.

What Was His Tenure with Miami Like?

Starling Marte was traded to the Marlins as part of a 2020 deal that sent Starting LHP Caleb Smith to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Later that year, Marte guided Miami to its first playoff appearance since 2003. For the 2021 season with Miami, he compiled a 0.306 batting average with 7 home runs and 25 RBIs.

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The Players Involved in the 2021 Mid-Season Trade

Athletics Receive (1 Player & Cash)

OF Starling Marte

  • Joined the Pirates in 2007 a Global Free Agent
  • Made MLB Debut for Pittsburgh in 2012
  • Played for Piirates (2012-2019), Dbacks (2020), and Marlins (2020-2021)
  • 1-Time All-Star in 2016
  • 2-Time Gold Glove Winner
  • 4 Playoff Appearances with Pirates and Marlins
  • Career Postseason Stats: 0.167 BA with 1 Home Run and 1 RBI in 9 Games
  • 0.288 MLB Batting Average
  • 122 MLB Home Runs
  • 473 MLB RBIs
  • 1,191 MLB Hits

Cash Considerations

Marlins Receive (1 Player)

Starting LHP Jesus Luzardo

  • Selected in the 3rd Round by Nationals in 2016 Draft
  • Traded to Athletics in 2017 as Part of LHP Sean Doolittle Deal
  • Made MLB Debut for Oakland in 2019
  • 2 Playoff Appearances with Athletics
  • Career Postseason Stats: 0-1 Record with 5.91 E.R.A. and 11 Strikeouts
  • 6-6 MLB Record
  • 4.82 MLB E.R.A.
  • 120 MLB Strikeouts

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