Infielder Andy Marte has signed a one-year, $1MM contract with the Korea Baseball Organization’s KT Wiz, reports C.J. Nitkowski of FOX Sports (Twitter link). The Wiz, per Nitkowski, is a new team in South Korea’s top professional league this year.
The 31-year-old Marte once ranked as one of the consensus top prospects in the game but has seen his star fade after failing to produce on a consistent basis at the big league level. He made it back to the Majors for the first time since 2010 this season, going 3-for-16 with a homer in six games with the D’Backs.
Marte absolutely mashed at the Triple-A level with the D’Backs this year, as he’s done many times in the past. The right-handed hitting corner infielder batted .329/.388/.531 with 19 homers in 531 plate appearances with the Reno Aces and is a career .284/.347/.487 hitter at the Triple-A level. Marte is repped by Metis Sports.