in the Premier League.Despite being part of Villa’


left fielder has excelled against right-handed pitchers this spring, hitting .359/.405/.487 in 39 plate appearances. He has a .323/.373/.468 line in 68 plate appearances this spring. 

Marte closed out the spring with another solick Junior Firpo on a five-year contract from Real Betis for a fee which could rise to £27.5m.The Spanish champions have included a £183m buy-out clause in the Dominican-born 22-year-old’s contract.Firpo featured in 29 games last season and was partd performance Saturday, and he showed a bit more balance.kly turned down by Steven Gerrard’s Rangers.The SPL team are adamant that they have no need to sell the midfielder, and believe that his value will continue to increase according to the Rangers-Brighton-Glen-Kamara-transfer-latest”>Daily Star.The Sco Marte hit a second-inning grand slam off Tony Watson, a lefty for the team’s Double-A affiliate. He went 2 for 3 in the final tune up for the regular season. 

Marte is expected to lead off for the Pirates this season and is unlikely to be used as a platoon player if he keeps posting strong performances against right-handed pitchinr Frank Lampard had some positive news about Tammy Abraham after Wednesday’s draw with Valencia.The striker was helped off after an awkward fall.But Lampard says the injury isn’t bad as it was first feared.”He’s in the dressing room now. It looked qug. He struggled against right-handers last season, hitting just .236/.277/.350 in 132 plate appearances against them with the Pirates.

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