Kelvin Marte

Position: LHP
Born: 11/24/1987
Height: 5'9
Weight: 170
B/T: R/L
Acquired: Signed as a minor league free agent on January 4, 2016 (PIT). Originally signed as an international free agent (Dominican Republic) on April 11, 2007 (SFG).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: 4-3 with a 3.67 ERA in 34 games at Indianapolis (Triple-A), striking out 57 and walking 21 in 73 .2 innings, while allowing 65 hits.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Indianapolis August 30 when INF Alen Hanson was called up, RHP Jameson Taillon and LHP Steven Brault were sent down and LHP Kyle Lobstein was designated for assignment to clear a spot on the 40-man roster.
MLB Debut Date: 9/3/2016

Debut Details
September 3, in a 7-4 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. The fifth of six pitchers on the night, he allowed one hit, walked one and struck out one in one-third of an inning, allowing one of two inherited runners to score without giving up a run of his own. Of 17 pitches thrown, 10 were for strikes. Coming on in the top of the eighth with two outs and runners at the corners, the first big-league batter Marte faced, Keon Broxton, singled to center to score Orlando Arcia, and Marte then walked the next batter, Scooter Gennett, to load the bases. However, he ended the threat by striking out Ryan Braun swinging.

Player Notes
In his 10th pro season, the first nine of which were all spent with the Giants organization as a starting pitcher, Marte inked with the Pirates during the offseason, was shifted primarily to the bullpen and finally made his long-awaited major league debut. In 2015 at Richmond (Double-A/Giants) he went 10-6 with a 2.63 ERA in 26 games, 19 of them starts, striking out 77 while walking 40 and allowing 118 hits in 130 innings. That ERA was almost a two-run improvement from his 2014 season between Richmond and Fresno (Triple-A/Giants) where he was 9-5 with a 4.31 ERA in 24 games, striking out 76 and walking 31 in 123.1 IP with 131 hits allowed.