This excerpt from Paul Hoynes of the PD.
Marte is out of options after this season. The Indians must keep him in the big leagues next year, trade him or risk losing him on waivers.
Scouts who have seen Marte with Class AAA Buffalo say he looks bored and isn't showing good bat speed. Marte opened this season as the Indians' starting third baseman.
"It's not something I'm prepared to talk about right now," said Tribe manager Eric Wedge, referring to projected infield moves. "We have some decisions to make this winter."