ANDY MARTE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Yordano Ventura and Andy Marte Have Died

Andy Marte died in a car accident in his native Dominican Republic. He was 33 years old. Yordano Ventura died in a separate car accident in his native Dominican Republic. He was 25 years old. Those are the facts, and those are the ages, but the ages are presented as if they mean anything. Any lost life is a life lost too early, and there exists no formula to calculate a level of...
Via Fangraphs
January 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Yordano Ventura had all the makings of a star

I know what some people thought. They saw Yordano Ventura's on-field indiscretions, his jawing with opponents, his drilling of opponents, his triggering of bench-clearing incidents. And they thought: What a punk.Ventura earned that distrust, but as often is the case, the easy characterization was not the correct one. The Yo that I knew had the warmest of smiles, the most engaging...
Via FOX Sports
January 22, 2017

Current, former major leaguers die in Dominican crashes

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) Authorities in the Dominican Republic say that Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and former major leaguer Andy Marte both have died in separate traffic accidents. Highway patrol spokesman Jacobo Mateo says Ventura died on a highway leading to the town of Juan Adrian, about 40 miles (70 kilometers) northwest of Santo Domingo. He says...
Via Associated Press
January 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Authorities in Dominican Republic say MLB players Yordano Ventura, Andy Marte have both died in separate car crashes

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) Authorities in Dominican Republic say MLB players Yordano Ventura, Andy Marte have both died in separate car crashes.
Via Associated Press
January 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Former Cleveland Indians third baseman Andy Marte dies in car crash

Former Cleveland Indians third baseman Andy Marte was killed in a car accident early Sunday morning in the Dominican Republic. He was 33 years old. Marte was signed by the Atlanta Braves as a 16-year-old. He became one of the top 20 prospects in baseball as he quickly moved up through their farm system, showing good power and a strong batting eye at each level, and eventually...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
January 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Former D-backs infielder Marte dies at 33

Former Major League infielder Andy Marte died in a car crash in the Dominican Republic on Sunday. He was 33 years old.
Via Diamondbacks.com
January 22, 2017

Weekend Update 5/31: Not Every Prospect Can Be the Next Andy Marte

I am joined this week by Mike Hattery (@HatmanEHC) from Everybody Hates Cleveland and Cody Slaybaugh (@CodySlaybaugh) from ESPN 970 on a nice Sunday afternoon to discuss the current winninger ways of the Tribe. In addition to the recent semi-positivity, they cover how the Indians should handle some less than favorable positions in dealing with Jose Ramirez and Michael Bourn and...
Via Burning River Baseball
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

A brief recap and a few more thoughts on the trade deadline

I had the Pirates game on last night and was dozing off throughout the whole game, but my one main takeaway was this: Of course, hours after the Pirates fail to trade for pitching help, Jeff Locke gives up a game-breaking home run to Andy Marte. Andy Marte, you might recall, was once the successor to Chipper Jones in Atlanta, then was dealt to Boston for Edgar Renteria, then was...
Via WHYGAVS?
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Marte makes a dramatic return

PHOENIX -- A car picked up new Diamondbacks third baseman Andy Marte at Sky Harbor International about the time the game started Thursday as clubhouse attendant Jimmy Garrett neatly stitched the No. 28 and "Marte" on the back of a blank Sedona red jersey. The paperwork already had been taken care of -- Marte had signed his contract before catching his flight from Fresno, Calif. By...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Marte homers in first D-backs' at-bat in victory

PHOENIX -- Andy Marte hit a two-run home run and Aaron Hill added a solo shot in the sixth inning to power the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 7-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday night. Nick Ahmed hit the Diamondbacks' third home run, an eighth-inning solo shot that was the first of his major-league career. Marte, called up from Triple-A Reno earlier in the day to help fill...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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