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Starling Marte on Pirates: ‘I would leave at this point'

PITTSBURGH, PA - JULY 06: Starling Marte #6 of the Pittsburgh Pirates hits a two run RBI triple in the sixth inning during the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at PNC Park on July 6, 2019 (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH — Starling Marte doesn't exactly want out. But he also doesn't exactly want to stay.

Marte spoke Thursday with Hector Gomez of Deportivo, in an interview conducted in Spanish but translated for DKPittsburghSports.com, of a recent report that the Mets would be interested in acquiring him from the Pirates.

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"They have the power to decide," he said, referring to the Pirates. "If I had it in me, I would leave at this point because the caliber of players that we have is not enough to compete in a World Series. The Mets have everything. It would be a great opportunity to play with them."

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