The Phillies released Marte on Monday, Tom Housenick of the Allentown Morning Call reports. Marte hit .139 (5-for-36) for Triple-A Lehigh Valley after being acquired from the Orioles last month. He'll look for a minor league deal with another club.
The Phillies acquired Marte from the Orioles on Monday for a player to be named later or cash, Ryan Lawrence phillyvoice.com reports. Marte was invited to major league spring training with the Orioles, and despite posting a .280/.308/.440 line in 25 at-bats, he was reassigned to the minors well before the conclusion of camp. In the meantime, he's failed to notch a hit in five at-bats with Triple-A Norfolk, but the change of scenery could provide a legitimate path to the majors within the rebuilding Phillies organization.
Marte was reassigned to minor league camp on Sunday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. The 26-year-old Marte, formerly of the Diamondbacks, had received a non-roster invite to spring training this season. He stuck around quite a while, but wasn't really expected to make it in a deep outfield that added Hyun-soo Kim and Mark Trumbo this offseason.
Marte will attend spring training with the Orioles as a non-roster invitee. Marte's past major league experiences haven't yielded good results on the whole, but he did collect two hits in six at-bats with the Angels last season. It seems highly unlikely Marte will earn a 25-man roster spot, but he'll at least get a chance to prove his worth during spring training for a potential recall down the road.
Right-hander Drew Rucinski and outfielder Alfredo Marte, both of whom were designated for assignment by the Angels this week, have cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Salt Lake City. Rucinski has spent nearly all year in the minors, but he has pitched in four games out of the bullpen for the Angels and compiled a 7.71 ERA.