Starling Marte traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks

Starling Marte traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks

CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 20: Starling Marte #6 of the Pittsburgh Pirates bats in the sixth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on July 20, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte has reportedly been traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

ESPN is also reporting the deal.

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The Pirates report they received Liover Peguero and right-handed pitcher Brennan Malone in exchange for Marte.

Peguero, 19, was ranked as the Diamondbacks fifth-best prospect according to FanGraphs and was ranked as seventh-best by Baseball America.

Malone, also 19, was one of the top pitchers in the 2019 Draft. He was drafted 33rd overall that year.

Marte took to social media after news of the trade broke, posting a heartfelt goodbye to Pirates fans.

Brenna Malone also took to social media to say he’s excited to join the Pirates organization.

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