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Starling Marte's $12.5M Contract Option for 2021 Exercised by Marlins

Starling Marte has appeared in just 28 games for the Miami Marlins since they acquired him from the Arizona Diamondbacks in August, but the club—who made it to the postseason for the first time since 2003—liked what they saw and have chosen to exercise his $12.5 million option.

The news comes as no surprise. On Oct. 18, Marlins chief executive Derek Jeter said the team intended to exercise the 32-year-old's option, per the Miami Herald's Barry Jackson.

Marte is currently slated to be the team's highest-paid player, with fellow outfielder Corey Dickerson slotted to make $9.