Starling Marte

Starling Marte

Height: 6-1
Weight: 195 lbs
Age: 34
College: None
New York Mets

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The ScoreLindor still loves WBC despite Diaz's injury: It's 'the ultimate honor'

Francisco Lindor is not losing faith in the World Baseball Classic despite watching Edwin Diaz - his teammate on both the New York Mets and Team Puerto Rico - suffer a potentially season-ending torn patellar tendon during Wednesday's celebration.While the superstar shortstop understands the concerns from fans about how Diaz's injury in the tournament affects the Mets' World Series aspirations, he still sees participating in the WBC as being on the same level as lifting the Commissioner's Trophy in October."I understand how Mets fans are hurting. But while for so many people the regular season is what counts, playing in the WBC means just as much to all of us," Lindor told ESPN's Marly Rivera. "It is the dream of every Puerto Rican ballplayer to wear Puerto Rico's colors and to represent our country. And not only Puerto Ricans, but every player in the WBC considers being here the ultimate honor."Diaz's injury appeared to happen in freakish fashion, as he was being mobbed after saving Puerto Rico's critical victory over the Dominican Republic. The celebration was raucous as the win moved Puerto Rico on to the quarterfinals, though the mood quickly turned once the severity of the injury became apparent.Although it didn't occur during the game itself, the Diaz incident shone a spotlight on the potential for serious injuries in the WBC. Many MLB teams have endorsed the tournament while still expressing concerns about their players' health. Mets general manager Billy Eppler noted Thursday that the team asked Starling Marte not to participate in the WBC after undergoing offseason abdominal surgery, although the team allowed several other stars to play. Manager Buck Showalter felt like the Diaz incident wasn't only a product of the tournament environment."It could've happened 20 times last year in some of the celebrations we had," Showalter said, according to Newsday's Tim Healey.Lindor - who circled the bases on Julio Rodriguez's three-base error during Puerto Rico's win - knows the Mets will feel Diaz's absence in 2023. But he also took a more level-headed approach towards how and why the injury happened."We don't want injuries to happen, but it is part of the game," he said. "Of course, this is sad for all Mets fans. And I want to thank them for being so concerned about us, and about Edwin, and I really do also feel your pain."Copyright © 2023 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.

Source: The Score
Thursday, Mar 16, 2023

RotowireStarling Marte: Returning to Grapefruit action

Marte (head) is slated to return to Grapefruit League action Tuesday, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.

Source: Rotowire
Tuesday, Mar 14, 2023

Yahoo SportsBuck Showalter gives update on Mets injuries, says Starling Marte is 'fine,' Kodai Senga 'felt better'

The Mets and their fans can breathe a large sigh of relief after Starling Marte was hit in the head by a pitch in Sunday's spring training game against the Rays. Manager Buck Showalter met the media to discuss all of the Mets' injury news, but began by saying that Marte is "fine today."

Source: Yahoo Sports
Monday, Mar 13, 2023

RotowireStarling Marte: Might return to action Tuesday

Marte (head) could return to the Mets' Grapefruit League lineup as soon as Tuesday, Michael Mayer of Metsmerized reports.

Source: Rotowire
Monday, Mar 13, 2023

Yahoo SportsMets Injury Tracker: Starling Marte 'fine' after hit by pitch

The latest injury news and possible return dates for injured New York Mets players.

Source: Yahoo Sports
Monday, Mar 13, 2023


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