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Pirates' Starling Marte Says He's Open to Trade to Contender amid Mets Rumors

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte told Hector Gomez of Deportivo Z 101 (h/t Mark Polishuk of MLB Trade Rumors) that he would welcome a trade to a World Series contender in light of rumors that the New York Mets are looking to acquire him.

Marte said: "[The Pirates] have the power to decide about my future. If it was for me, I will leave for a team that is ready to compete right now on a World Series, and that's not our case."

He added: "The Mets are in position to [compete for a World Series], and it will be an honor to play with them.