PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pirates reportedly will be picking up next season’s team option on Starling Marte.

The MLB Network’s Jon Heyman tweeted Thursday that Marte’s $11.5 million option will be picked up.


He also said Marte could end up being traded.

The outfielder hit .295 last season with 159 hits.

The Pirates currently do not have a general manager after Neal Huntington was fired.

Travis Williams is the Pirates’ new president after Frank Coonelly left the team.