Oakland Athletics acquire Starling Marte from Miami Marlins for Jesus Luzardo

Starling Marte, a center fielder for the Oakland Athletics, was traded to the Miami Marlins by the Oakland Athletics in exchange Wednesday for Jesus Luzardo, a left-handeder. Oakland also received cash considerations from the Marlins. Although the amount was not disclosed, sources informed ESPN's Jeff Passan of more than $4,000,000 sent by Miami to Oakland to pay for Marte's remaining contract. Marte, 32, has hit.306 this season with seven home runs, 25 RBIs, and 22 stolen bases in 25 games for the Marlins. A fractured rib prevented him from playing this season. Luzardo is 23 years old and has a record of 2-4 and a 6.87 ERA over 38 innings. He has appeared in 13 games, six of which were starts. After he hit a table while playing video games, he broke his pinkie and was forced to be sidelined for four more weeks. Marte, a career.288 hitter is set to become an unrestricted agent following this season. Luzardo will remain under team control until 2025. After Marte failed to agree on an extension of its contract, Miami reached the agreement. Oakland started the day six games behind Houston, in the AL West. The Marlins are currently last in the NL East, and they will likely make more moves before Friday's trade deadline. Marte was an All Star for Pittsburgh in 2016 and the A's are his forth team. He will join an outfield that includes Ramon Laureano, Mark Canha, and Mark Canha. This report was contributed by The Associated Press.

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