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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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Starling Marte hit a solo home run on Thursday as the Pirates finished off a sweep of the Red Sox with a 3-2 victory.
Marte's fifth-inning solo homer off of Brandon Workman turned out to be the deciding factor in the game. It's the 25-year-old's 13th of the season and fourth of September. Marte is now batting .289/.358/.458 with 53 RBI and 69 runs scored in what has been a productive 2014 showing. Sep 18 - 10:34 PM

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Starling Marte, starting for the first time since Thursday, went 2-for-4 with a solo home run as the Pirates defeated the Red Sox on Tuesday.

Marte had missed a handful of games after being hit on the elbow by A.J. Burnett on Thursday. The fourth-inning solo homer, off of Anthony Ranaudo, extended the Pirates' lead to 3-0. Marte now has 12 home runs, 51 RBI, 26 stolen bases, and a .287/.358/.453 slash line on the season.
Sep 16 - 10:42 PM

Starling Marte (elbow) is back in the Pirates' starting lineup Tuesday against the Red Sox.

Marte was hit in the left elbow by a pitch Thursday and didn't start a game over the weekend against the Cubs, but he's ready to go it a go. He'll bat sixth in his return Tuesday.
Sep 16 - 3:35 PM

Starling Marte (elbow) struck out as a pinch-hitter in Sunday's series finale with the Cubs.

Marte didn't start a game the entire series due to the left elbow bruise that he suffered last Thursday when he was struck by a pitch. He should be fine to return to the Pirates' starting lineup early this week.
Sep 15 - 8:46 AM

Starling Marte (elbow) remains out of the Pirates' starting lineup Saturday versus the Cubs.

Marte has been sidelined taking a pitch off his left elbow Thursday. X-rays were negative but he has a significant contusion and some swelling. The speedster will be available as a pinch-runner on Saturday, but there is no timetable for his full-time return.
Sep 13 - 4:20 PM

Starling Marte has been diagnosed with a left elbow contusion.

It presumably means that he passed an X-ray or it was determined that he didn't need one. Marte was unsure whether he'd be ready to play on Friday, but it sounds like he can safely be considered day-to-day.
Sep 11 - 10:52 PM

Starling Marte left Thursday's game versus the Phillies with left arm discomfort after being hit by a pitch.

Marte was plunked by A.J. Burnett in the first inning, and although he initially stayed in, he eventually exited after the top of the third. It's not clear at this point how long he might be out, but the Pirates should provide more on his status after the game.
Sep 11 - 7:57 PM

Starling Marte went 3-for-5 with a homer, a double and two RBI against the Phillies on Monday.

Marte looked like a good candidate for a minor league stint a month into the season, but since May 1, he's hit .295/.362/.480 in 329 at-bats. Factoring in his strong defense in left, that line has made him one of the NL's better players of late.
Sep 8 - 10:55 PM

Starling Marte hit his 10th home run of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals.

Marte hit the home run, a two-run shot, off Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright in the seventh inning. It was his only hit in four at-bats. Marte is now hitting .273/.346/.429 with 46 RBI to go with his 10 home runs.
Sep 2 - 11:57 PM

Starling Marte doubled and hit two solo home runs in four at-bats, but the Pirates were handed a loss by the Braves on Monday.

The Pirates were behind the eight-ball early as the Braves scored six times in the first inning. Marte did his best to bring his team back into it, but it ultimately wasn't enough. Both homers, which came in the second and fourth innings, were off of Ervin Santana and represented his seventh and eighth of the season. He has a respectable .271/.345/.430 line with 52 RBI as well.
Aug 18 - 10:16 PM

Starling Marte went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and two runs scored in Friday's loss to the Nationals.

It was his sixth home run of the season and his first since way back on June 13. While this has been a disappointing year on the whole for Marte, he's hitting .333 (13-for-39) since returning from a concussion earlier this month.
Aug 15 - 11:32 PM

Pirates activated OF Starling Marte from the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Marte went 1-for-12 (.083) with five strikeouts over three rehab games with Triple-A Indianapolis, but the important thing is that he's no longer dealing with concussion symptoms. The 25-year-old figures to see significant playing time in center field while Andrew McCutchen (oblique) is sidelined.
Aug 5 - 2:55 PM

Starling Marte (concussion) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday.

Marte went through a full workout Tuesday and appears ready to rejoin the big club now, but the Pirates understandably want to play it cautiously. The outfielder will play four games for Indy before being activated early next week if all goes well.
Jul 31 - 7:06 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Chris Stewart
3Tony Sanchez
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Ike Davis
3Gaby Sanchez
2B1Neil Walker
2Chase d'Arnaud
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Clint Barmes
3B1Josh Harrison
2Brent Morel
LF1Starling Marte
2Jose Tabata
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Travis Snider
2Jose Tabata
3Andrew Lambo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Francisco Liriano
2Gerrit Cole
3Charlie Morton
4Edinson Volquez
5Jeff Locke
6Vance Worley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Justin Wilson
4Jared Hughes
5John Axford
6Jeanmar Gomez
7Brandon Cumpton
8Stolmy Pimentel
9Casey Sadler
10Bobby LaFromboise
11John Holdzkom