Mets' Starling Marte continues to impress in Winter League, tallies two more hits Sunday

Mets outfielder Starling Marte kept his hot stretch at the plate going for Leones del Escogido in Sunday's LIDOM game against Tigres del Licey, going 2-for-5 in the team's 8-5 win.

Marte reached first in the sixth inning on an error, which allowed a run to score, and then stole second base. He went on to single to left field in the eighth inning to get on base for a second time.

The 35-year-old has now recorded five hits over his last two Winter League games after going 3-for-5 on Saturday against Gigantes del Cibao.

Overall, he's hitting .367 with an .872 OPS over 30 at-bats in eight games to go along with three walks and two RBI. Marte has also tallied stolen bases in back-to-back games.

New York is hopeful Marte can return to form in 2024 after being limited to just 86 games last season due to injuries. The two-time All-Star hit a career-low .248 with only 13 extra-base hits after recording a .292 average and 40 extra-base hits in 2022.

Mets president of baseball operations David Stearns and manager Carlos Mendoza met with Marte and got to see him in action Sunday, as some of the team brass is in the Dominican Republic for events at their training academy.

"I’ve watched Marte play the past 2 days and he is clearly healthier and moving better than last year," SNY's Andy Martino noted.