The medical staff for the Dominican Republic team expects Starling Marte (ankle) to return to game action on Thursday.
Starling Marte (ankle) is hoping to play for the Dominican Republic in Saturday's World Baseball Classic game against the United States.
FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that Starling Marte will not start in the Dominican Republic's game versus Canada on Thursday after twisting his ankle in an exhibition game Wednesday.
Starling Marte doubled, stole a base and scored a run as the Pirates' No. 2 hitter in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Blue Jays on Monday.
Starling Marte told MLB Dominicana that he's moving to center field in 2017.
Pirates placed OF Starling Marte on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to September 28, with back tightness.
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle announced Thursday that Starling Marte (back) won't play for the remainder of the season.
Starling Marte (back) is being held out of the lineup again as the Pirates face the Cubs on Wednesday.
Starling Marte (back) said he's not sure whether he will start another game this season.
Starling Marte (back) remains out of the Pirates' lineup again Tuesday against the Cubs.
Starling Marte (back) remains out of the Pirates' lineup Monday versus the Cubs.
Starling Marte (back) remained out of the Pirates' lineup Sunday.
Starling Marte (back) is not in the Pirates' lineup Friday.
Starling Marte was forced to leave Thursday's game against the Brewers due to back tightness.