Starling Marte's Status TBD For Spring TrainingJanuary 26, 2023 | 12:23 PM
New York Mets outfielder Starling Marte's (core) status for spring training is up in the air following core-muscle surgery last November. "It has not yet been determined which of those tracks Marte is gonna be on, but it should be determined early next month," SNY's Andy Martino said. "It's likely that Marte is gonna spend some time with the Mets' medical staff and the training staff and figure out where he's at coming back from that core surgery." It means that Marte may not be ready for Opening Day, but we'll know more next month. It was already announced earlier this month that he won't play in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. The 34-year-old veteran also missed the last month of the regular season with a hand injury, but Marte played well in his first year in Queens when healthy, slashing .292/.347/.468 with an .814 OPS, 16 home runs, 63 RBI, 76 runs and 18 stolen bases in 118 games.