Andy Manuel Marte was born on October 21, 1983 in Villa Tapia, Dominican Republic. He plays third base for the Cleveland Indians.
Andy is 6’ 1”, weighs 205 pounds, and bats and throws right.
High School Andy attended Liceo Nueva Esperanz School in Puerto Rico.
Minor Leagues Andy was signed by the Atlanta Braves as an amateur free agent in 2000.
2001 - Danville Braves in the Appalachian League 2002 - Macon Braves in the South Atlantic League 2003 - Myrtle Beach Pelicans in the Carolina League 2004 - GCL Braves in the Gulf Coast League and then the Greenville Braves in the Southern League 2005 - Richmond Braves in the International League 2006/07 - Buffalo Bisons in the International League
Major Leagues Andy made his major league debut on June 7, 2005. An excellent fielder, his batting has held him back.
The Atlanta Braves traded him on December 8, 2005, to the Boston Red Sox for shortstop Edgar Renteria and cash considerations.
Later that off-season, on January 27, 2006, the Red Sox traded him to the Cleveland Indians along with relief pitcher Guillermo Mota, catcher Kelly Shoppach, Randy Newsom, and cash considerations for center fielder Coco Crisp, catcher Josh Bard, and relief pitcher David Riske.
Andy was the backup to Casey Blake for two years, but Blake was traded on July 26, 2008, and he became - for the present - the starting third baseman for the Indians. Whether his abysmal batting average will allow him to remain so remains to be seen.