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Former top prospect Andy Marte finds new home with Pirates

Dec 1, 2010, 4:47 PM EDT

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Dropped by the Indians last month, one-time elite prospect Andy Marte has signed a minor-league contract with the Pirates that includes an invitation to spring training.

Managing only a minor-league deal without a 40-man roster spot shows just how far Marte’s stock has plummeted since he ranked among Baseball America‘s top 15 prospects in 2004, 2005, and 2006, but Pittsburgh is as good a place as any to attempt a career resurrection for the 27-year-old.

After all, the Pirates just dropped a former top third base prospect of their own in Andy LaRoche. LaRoche has been a huge bust, but Marte has been one of the biggest busts of the past decade.

  1. Jason @ IIATMS - Dec 1, 2010 at 5:45 PM

    he needs to change his name to “Former top prospect Andy” Marte much like Chad OchoCinco did. We all need this to happen.

  2. homelanddefense - Dec 2, 2010 at 2:12 PM

    I remember when the Sox traded for this guy, ya know, only to trade him away a few months later for our Center Fielder of the future….Coco Crisp.

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