BRADENTON, Fla. - Starling Marte arrived at Pirate City today, a few days before the report date for position players. Marte is entering camp expected to be one of the leaders of the team on the field after the Pirates traded Andrew McCutchen this offseason. So when Marte met with the media this afternoon, a lot of the questions were about the McCutchen trade.

"Andrew McCutchen was a huge asset to me," Marte said through team translator Mike Gonzalez. "He helped me a lot throughout my career, playing ball in the outfield. Not only was he a great teammate, but he helped me out a lot. He helped me grow, he taught me a lot, and he helped me enjoy the game to another level as well. I was a bit sad, but at the same time when new seasons and new changes come in life, it's always good. I'm ver...

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