Andy Marte signs with a new Korean baseball team


Former major leaguer C.J. Nitkowski of Fox Sports 1 reports that Andy Marte has signed a one-year, $1 million deal with the KT Wiz, a new team in the Korea Baseball Organization.

Signed by the Braves as an amateur free agent in 2000, Marte was a well-regarded third base prospect a decade ago, drawing top-100 overall rankings from Baseball America going into each season between 2003-06. Marte, now 31, could never figure it out at the major league level even after the Braves sent him to the Red Sox in exchange for Edgar Renteria in December 2005, nor after the Red Sox sent him to the Indians in the Coco Crisp trade a little over a year later.

Over 940 plate appearances in the bigs, Marte compiled a meager .218/.276/.358 slash line with 21 home runs and 99 RBI.