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Marte Simply A Victim Of Circumstances?

Andy Marte

Thus far in his brief time with the Indians, Andy Marte has been a victim of circumstances. A year ago when he thought he should make the big league club coming out of spring training, he really had no realistic opportunity due to the presence of veteran third baseman Aaron Boone and the fact the Tribe mistakenly thought they were going to be a contender in the AL Central and for the World Series.

Marte, who had been acquired from the Red Sox as the key player in a multi-player trade on Jan. 27, 2006, was told point blank that he was headed to Buffalo to begin the year. He didn't take kindly to his return to the Class AAA level and his early-season performance for the Bisons reflected his disappointment. Marte didn't homer until his 118th at-bat and at this time a year ago was hitting...

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