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Mets’ Starling Marte has core muscle surgery, expected to be ready for spring training

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Mets announced on Thursday that outfielder Starling Marte underwent surgery in Philadelphia on Tuesday to repair a core muscle.

Marte’s injury was sustained in the second half of the season, and the recovery timeline is eight weeks according to the team. He is expected to be “without restriction” for spring training.


Marte also missed time with a fractured finger but returned for the Wild Card Series against the San Diego Padres.

In his first season with the Mets, the 34-year-old slashed .292/.347/.468 with 16 home runs, 24 doubles, five triples, and 18 stolen bases over 118 games.