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Starling Marte | Outfielder

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/9/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 184
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Starling Marte was a late scratch from Tuesday's lineup because of gastritis.
In other words, he has a tummy ache. Marte should be ready to roll in a day or two. Jaff Decker has assumed his spot in left field. Jul 28 - 7:46 PM

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Starling Marte went 2-for-4 with a stolen base in Tuesday's loss to the Royals.

Marte doubled off Royals starter Jason Vargas in the second inning before stealing third base, but his teammates weren't able to drive him in. Marte has three multi-hit games in his last four contests. The 26-year-old is now hitting .283/.331/.455 with 13 homers, 50 RBI, 47 runs scored and 19 steals.
Jul 21 - 11:52 PM

Starling Marte (oblique) returned to the Pirates' lineup on Saturday versus the Cardinals.

He's batting cleanup and playing left field. Marte had been out since Sunday with the ailment, but fortunately he avoided a trip to the disabled list.
Jul 11 - 3:41 PM

Starling Marte (oblique) told reporters that he was ready to play, an indication that his injury is no longer bothering him.

Ready or not, Marte remains absent from Friday's lineup. Given that both the player and manager Clint Hurdle have made very positive comments about Marte's injury, it's possible he'll see playing time against the Cardinals at some point this weekend. He's been out since Sunday.
Jul 10 - 6:02 PM

Starling Marte (oblique) has shown improvement with his injury according to Pirates manager Clint Hurdle.

Marte, who's been out since Sunday, has been swinging a bat as he tries to work himself back to health. He's not in the lineup for Friday's game against the division-leading Cardinals, but the hope remains that he'll be able to avoid a stint on the disabled list. The DL is a possibility if Marte doesn't continue to show signs of improvement.
Jul 10 - 4:06 PM

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle confirmed that Starling Marte (oblique) is a candidate to be placed on the disabled list.

The Pirates will see how he responds to pre-game activity before making a decision. Marte hasn't played since Sunday due to discomfort in his left side.
Jul 9 - 4:18 PM

Starling Marte (oblique) remains absent from the Pirates' lineup Thursday versus the Cardinals.

Marte hasn't played since Sunday due to discomfort in his left side. Sean Rodriguez is starting in left field and batting eighth in Thursday's series opener against the first-place Cardinals. It's a massive four-game set for the Bucs, who currently stand 4 1/2 games back of St. Louis in the National League Central race.
Jul 9 - 3:02 PM

Starling Marte (oblique) is out of the Pirates' starting lineup again on Wednesday night.

Marte hasn't played since making an early exit Sunday with discomfort in his left side. He's still considered day-to-day. Sean Rodriguez will start in left field and bat eighth Wednesday against the Padres.
Jul 8 - 4:22 PM

Starling Marte (oblique) is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Padres.

Marte left Sunday's game with discomfort in his left side and will now miss his second straight start. He's considered day-to-day right now, but fantasy owners would be wise to have a backup plan this week. Sean Rodriguez will start in left field Tuesday.
Jul 7 - 2:45 PM

Starling Marte (oblique) is not in the Pirates' lineup Monday.

The Pirates are calling him day-to-day for now even though it's almost surely a strained oblique Marte is dealing with (the club has only said he has discomfort in his left side). It appears he'll avoid the disabled list for now, but fantasy owners would be wise not to count on him for a few days. Sean Rodriguez is in left field Monday.
Jul 6 - 4:17 PM

Starling Marte exited Sunday's game against the Indians with discomfort in his left side.

The Pirates don't want to provide a definitive diagnosis until Marte is re-evaluated on Monday. The fear, obviously, is that he's suffered a strained oblique, which would surely require a trip to the disabled list. More will be known about Marte on Monday.
Jul 5 - 3:54 PM

Starling Marte left Sunday's game against the Indians with an apparent injury to his side.

Marte grabbed his side after a swing in the bottom of the fourth inning and eventually walked off the field after a conversation with the Pirates' trainer and manager Clint Hurdle. Obviously, the fear is that he might have strained his oblique, but the club should offer an update on Marte shortly.
Jul 5 - 2:47 PM

Starling Marte went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Friday's loss to the Indians.

The 0-for-4 jaunt snapped Marte's eight-game hitting streak. It's been a career best season to this point for the outfielder, who will set a personal best for homers when he hits his next one (he's currently at 13, same as the number he hit all of last year). He's hitting .284/.333/.465 through 299 at-bats in 2015.
Jul 4 - 1:43 AM

Starling Marte doubled and homered in a 4-for-5 effort as the Pirates trounced the Tigers on Wednesday.

Marte's only run and RBI came on his solo home run in the eighth inning, the second of three solo shots in the frame. He's now on a seven-game hitting streak, but entered the game with a .518 OPS in his previous 10 contests. He still has a productive .285/.333/.471 triple-slash line with 13 home runs, 47 RBI, and 15 stolen bases.
Jul 1 - 10:35 PM

Starling Marte went 3-for-4 with three runs scored, including a steal of home, in the Pirates' 8-4 win over the Braves on Saturday.

Marte stole home in the fifth inning, breaking for the plate as the Braves attempted to pick off Pedro Alvarez from first base. He had an RBI single and scored a run in the Bucs' five-run first inning and also scored in the seventh. Marte is hitting .279/.328/.460 on the year with 46 RBI and 41 runs scored. The stolen base was his 15th, sixth-most in the National League this year.
Jun 27 - 8:49 PM

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