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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 (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

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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

Starling Marte is not in the Pirates' lineup Thursday.

Gregory Polanco will start in left field and Josh Harrison will play right field against Reds right-hander Anthony DeSclafani. Marte should be back in there Friday.
Jun 25 - 2:50 PM

Starling Marte left Wednesday's game against the White Sox with left ankle pain.

Marte appeared to tweak his ankle stepping on first base during his at-bat in the top of the eighth inning. The injury sounds minor at this point. Gregory Polanco moved to center field to finish out Wednesday's contest.
Jun 17 - 10:37 PM

Starling Marte logged multiple hits in his fifth consecutive game, going 2-for-5 with a pair of stolen bases in Tuesday's win over the White Sox.

Marte has been white-hot lately. He entered Tuesday with three-plus hits in four straight games, but his pair of singles had to suffice this time. The pair of swiped bases brings his total up to 13 in 17 attempts. Marte is also batting a productive .286/.336/.490 with 12 home runs and 45 RBI.
Jun 16 - 10:16 PM

Starling Marte had four hits, two RBI, and two runs scored in five at-bats in Monday's trampling of the White Sox.

Marte's first RBI came in the bottom of the fourth inning on a single, pushing the Pirates' lead to 7-0. The other came in the sixth inning on a double. Marte has had three-plus hits in four consecutive games and is riding a six-game hitting streak. He's batting .284/.335/.492 with 12 home runs, 45 RBI, and 11 stolen bases on the season.
Jun 15 - 10:10 PM

Starling Marte went 3-for-7 with a game-winning single in a 1-0 win over the Phillies in 13 innings on Friday.

It took four hours and 34 minutes for a run to cross the plate. The game-winner was set up after Chris Stewart reached on an infield single against Antonio Bastardo with one out and moved over to second base on a ground out from Gregory Polanco. Marte then singled up the middle to bring Stewart home.
Jun 13 - 1:19 AM

Starling Marte hit his 12th home run of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Brewers.

Marte provided the only offense for the Pirates against Brewers starter Taylor Jungmann, hitting the solo shot in the bottom of the second. It was his only hit in four at-bats. The 26-year-old is among the league leaders in homers (12), steals (10) and RBI (40) despite a pedestrian .251/.310/.474 line.
Jun 9 - 9:59 PM

Starling Marte went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI in Friday's 10-8 win over the Braves.

It was a wild one. Moved to the No. 2 spot in the order, Marte launched a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning before adding an RBI single for some insurance in the eighth. He also walked twice and scored three runs. The 26-year-old is already up to 11 home runs through 53 games, so he's on pace to obliterate his career-high of 13 from last year.
Jun 6 - 12:41 AM

Starling Marte is not in the Pirates' lineup Wednesday.

Marte is just getting a breather, as he's in the midst of a 0-for-20 slump. Jose Tabata is handling left field.
Jun 3 - 1:28 PM

Starling Marte went 1-for-5 with a three-run homer in Sunday's 9-1 win over the Mets.

Marte launched his bomb off of Erik Goeddel in the sixth inning. It was the young outfielder's ninth homer of the season and pushed his RBI total to an even 30. This is just a continuation of what's been a stellar year for Marte, who's hitting .278/.326/.513.
May 24 - 4:36 PM

Depth Charts

C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Corey Hart
3Sean Rodriguez
2B1Neil Walker
2Steve Lombardozzi
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Justin Sellers
3B1Josh Harrison
2Jung Ho Kang
LF1Starling Marte
2Travis Ishikawa
CF1Andrew McCutchen
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Andrew Lambo
Starting Pitcher
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3A.J. Burnett
4Charlie Morton
5Jeff Locke
6Vance Worley
Relief Pitcher
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jared Hughes
5Arquimedes Caminero
6Rob Scahill
7Deolis Guerra
8Brandon Cumpton