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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 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

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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

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

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C1Russell Martin
2Chris Stewart
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Ike Davis
3Gaby Sanchez
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Clint Barmes
3B1Josh Harrison
2Brent Morel
LF1Starling Marte
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Travis Snider
2Jose Tabata
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2Charlie Morton
3Edinson Volquez
4Vance Worley
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2Tony Watson
3Justin Wilson
4Jared Hughes
5John Axford
6Jeanmar Gomez
7Brandon Cumpton
8Stolmy Pimentel