Mets' Starling Marte plays entire game in right field for first time in Winter League

Mets outfielder Starling Marte played in his fourth game of winter ball in the Dominican Republic on Tuesday night, finishing 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

The 35-year-old started the game in right field and batted second in the lineup, just as he did in the first game he played. Unlike the first game where he played just five innings in the field, though, Marte played the entire game in right field for the first time this winter ball season.

He was the designated hitter in his second game.

Marte grounded out to shortstop in the fifth inning and popped out to first base in the eighth inning after starting off his night with two Ks. He is now 4-for-14 with a double, walk and HBP in winter ball action.

New York is hoping to get a fully healthy season out of Marte in 2024 after he was limited to just 86 games played in 2023. Even when he was on the field, the outfielder had the worst season of his career with the bat and oftentimes looked hindered in right field after undergoing groin surgery before the season.

Marte is about to enter the third year of his four-year, $78 million deal he signed with the Mets prior to the 2022 season.