ESPN Radio 1000 is reporting that the Sox have traded Marte to the Pirates for Oak Lawn Rob Mackowiak. Mackowiak has played a lot of 3B as well as the outfield. KW wanted a left handed 3B backup and he looks like he got one. A good move.
I won't be sad to see Marte go. There is nothing more frustrating than watching a relief pitcher with control problems.
Marte did pitch a scoreless 1 2/3 innings in Game 3 of the World Series. But those fives did not come easy. He would have had the save had Uribe not made error with two outs in the 14th. But I was very happy to Buerhle come on in relief in that game as I had lost all confidence in Marte to get the job done. I think KW must feel the same.