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Report: Pittsburgh Pirates Will Pick Up $11.5 Million Option On Starling Marte

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- The Pirates reportedly will be picking up next season's team option on Starling Marte.

The MLB Network's Jon Heyman tweeted Thursday that Marte's $11.5 million option will be picked up.

He also said Marte could end up being traded.

The outfielder hit .295 last season with 159 hits.

The Pirates currently do not have a general manager after Neal Huntington was fired.

Travis Williams is the Pirates' new president after Frank Coonelly left the team.

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