Marte Moment Is Here
The Marte Moment has arrived.
The Pirates announced a few minutes ago that the mercurial outfielder will join the team in Houston, and is expected to be recalled in time for Thursday night’s series opener against the Astros.
To clear roster space, right-hander Evan Meek has already been optioned back to the Indians.
Earlier today, I had tweeted that the acquisition of Wandy Rodriguez would ease Marte’s eventual transition, placing another Dominican Republic native into the clubhouse. A few hours later … what do you know.