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Jefry Marte is getting opportunity to prove himself with Angels

Jefry Marte is getting opportunity to prove himself with Angels

In 2007, much maligned New York Mets general manager Omar Minaya signed a highly touted teenaged triumvirate of Latin Americans: infielders Jefry Marte and Wilmer Flores and outfielder Cesar Puello.

All three would find their way onto top-prospect lists over the next half-decade. None have quite reached their potential. And the Mets have given up on all three. They agreed to trade Flores to Milwaukee for Carlos Gomez at the 2015 trade deadline, only to watch the trade fall apart, then released Puello later that year.

But Marte was first. Three years earlier,...

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