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Starling Marte | Outfielder

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/9/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 184
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Tuesday that he's "not optimistic" Starling Marte (concussion) will be activated from the disabled list when first eligible on Wednesday.
Marte went through a full workout Tuesday and appears to be feeling better, but he could go out on a rehab assignment before returning. The outfielder has been on the disabled list for the past week following post-concussion symptoms. Jul 29 - 8:23 PM

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Pirates placed OF Starling Marte on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Marte was expected to be disabled after taking a pitch to the helmet during Friday's game. Concussions are tricky, so it's near impossible to estimate how long Marte might be shelved. Brent Morel was recalled in his absence.
Jul 23 - 7:07 PM

The Pirates will place Starling Marte on the disabled list prior to Wednesday's game.

Marte took a fastball off his helmet on Friday, and although he was cleared off a possible concussion and played Monday, it appears he's had a setback. The Pirates should provide more on his status later Wednesday. Brent Morel will take his spot on the roster.
Jul 23 - 3:32 PM

Starling Marte (head) is back in Monday's lineup against the Dodgers.

Marte left Friday's game after he was hit in the head by a pitch, but he drew a walk as a pinch-hitter on Sunday and will make his return to the starting lineup Monday. He's hitting second against Hyun-Jin Ryu.
Jul 21 - 4:12 PM

Starling Marte (head) drew a walk as a pinch-hitter in the Pirates' win over the Rockies on Sunday.

It was a pretty strong indication that he won't need a disabled list stint. Marte took a fastball off his helmet on Friday night, but a concussion has been ruled out.
Jul 21 - 8:35 AM

Starling Marte (head) could be placed on the disabled list.

The Pirates are saying that Marte doesn't have a concussion after being hit in the helmet by a pitch Friday, but he is still dealing with "head trauma." The outfielder is going through concussion protocol and the decision could be made to play it safe and go ahead and DL him. He would be eligible to return late this week.
Jul 20 - 1:57 PM

Starling Marte (head) remained out of the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

He's now sat out two straight games after taking a fastball off the helmet during Friday's contest. The good news is that Marte will work out prior to Sunday's game and could be available off the bench, so it appears he did not suffer a concussion.
Jul 20 - 11:19 AM

Starling Marte (head) is not in the Pirates lineup on Saturday.

He is being held out as a precautionary measure after taking a fastball off the helmet in Friday's contest. Look for him to return on Sunday
Jul 19 - 3:25 PM

Starling Marte reached base three times and drove home a pair of runs, leading the Pirates to a 4-2 win over the Rockies on Friday.

Marte got the Pirates on the board with an RBI triple in the fifth inning to pull the Pirates to within a run at 2-1. He then suffered a scary moment when he was drilled in the head by a pitch with the bases loaded in the seventh inning. Though shaken up, he remained in the game to run for himself and should be alright moving forward. With his 1-for-2 night, he's now hitting .258/.329/.390 on the season.
Jul 19 - 12:32 AM

Pirates activated OF Starling Marte from the bereavement list.

Marte will be back in the Pirates' starting lineup on Friday night for the opening of the second half of the 2014 season. He has a weak .256/.324/.383 batting line in 83 games this year but boasts 21 stolen bases.
Jul 17 - 2:48 PM

Starling Marte is not expected to return from the bereavement list before the All-Star break.

He's already missed two games and will apparently miss three more. Josh Harrison will handle left field while Marte is away.
Jul 11 - 4:18 PM

Pirates placed OF Starling Marte on the bereavement list.

Marte will miss the final two games of the Pirates' big four-game set in St. Louis. The Bucs have called up Matt Hague in a corresponding 25-man roster move.
Jul 9 - 5:16 PM

Starling Marte went 1-for-4 with a walk, an RBI double, and a stolen base in Wednesday's win over the D'Backs.

Marte drove in a run with a ground out in the first, walked and stole second but was stranded in the sixth, and doubled in a run and scored in the eighth. All in all, quite a productive night for the outfielder, who is now slashing .256/.325/.382 with five home runs, 31 RBI, and 19 stolen bases.
Jul 2 - 10:24 PM

Starling Marte hit a two-run double in the ninth inning of the Pirates' come-from-behind, 3-2 win over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

Marte had been hitless in three at-bats, including two strikeouts, before hitting an Addison Reed pitch to deep center to tie the game at 2-2. He ended up scoring the winning run on an Ike Davis walk-off single. Marte is still searching for it at the plate, as he's still batting just .259/.326/.387 after Tuesday's heroics.
Jul 1 - 9:53 PM

Starling Marte is back in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

Marte hasn't played since Tuesday, when he jammed his finger during a collision at second base on a stolen base attempt. He's in center field Sunday, with Andrew McCutchen getting a day off. Russell Martin is also getting a breather for the Pirates.
Jun 29 - 11:44 AM

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C1Russell Martin
2Chris Stewart
1B1Ike Davis
2Gaby Sanchez
2B1Neil Walker
2Josh Harrison
3Michael Martinez
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Clint Barmes
3B1Pedro Alvarez
2Brent Morel
LF1Starling Marte
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Travis Snider
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2Gerrit Cole
3Charlie Morton
4Edinson Volquez
5Jeff Locke
6Vance Worley
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2Ernesto Frieri
3Tony Watson
4Justin Wilson
5Jared Hughes
6Stolmy Pimentel
7Jeanmar Gomez