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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
Contract: view contract details

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Starling Marte is not in the Pirates' lineup Wednesday.
Manager Clint Hurdle said that Marte's swing "just doesn’t look right to me," so the outfielder is getting a breather. Jose Tabata is taking Marte's spot in left field, with Travis Snider covering right. Apr 16 - 9:52 AM

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Starling Marte scored the Pirates' only run in Sunday's loss to the Brewers.

Marte had one hit in four at-bats in the game. He came around to score on an Andrew McCutchen sacrifice fly in the fourth inning, his seventh run scored of the year. The 25-year-old has yet to hit a home run after hitting 12 last year.
Apr 13 - 4:51 PM

Starling Marte went 1-for-3 with two stolen bases and three runs scored in the Pirates' win over the Cubs on Tuesday.

Marte played catalyst atop the Pirates' lineup Tuesday, doubling and walking twice en route to scoring three times. The final run, scored on a Russell Martin sacrifice fly in the eighth inning, turned out to be the game-winner for the Bucs. Marte also stole his first two bases of the year as he tries to replicate his 41-stolen base season a year ago.
Apr 8 - 11:53 PM

Starling Marte finished 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in the Pirates' loss to the Cubs on Thursday.

Marte had hits in each of the Pirates' first two regular-season games, but he looked lost out there Thursday against the Cubs' thoroughly-mediocre pitching staff. The dynamic 25-year-old outfielder signed a six-year, $31 million extension with Pittsburgh in March.
Apr 3 - 3:22 PM

Pirates signed OF Starling Marte to a six-year, $31 million contract extension with club options for 2020 and 2021.

The new contract goes into effect in 2014, wiping away what would have been Marte's second year of pre-arbitration. Marte, 25, batted .280/.343/.441 with 12 home runs and 41 stolen bases in 135 games last season. The Bucs' outfield is loaded for many years to come between Marte, 2013 National League MVP Andrew McCutchen, and top outfield prospect Gregory Polanco.
Mar 27 - 11:23 AM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Starling Marte's extension with the Pirates will begin in 2014.

In other words, the salary Marte was set to make this season has been wiped away now that a new agreement is in place. The contract will buy out two pre-arbitration seasons, all three arbitration seasons, and one year of free agency. Jim Duquette of MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM reports that his contract includes two option years.
Mar 26 - 11:04 AM

Jim Duquette of MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM reports that Starling Marte's extension with the Pirates is worth $31 million over six years.

The contract, which includes two option years, is pending a physical. We're still waiting for word on the exact structure of the deal. The Pirates have already locked up Andrew McCutchen and have top prospects like Gregory Polanco and Austin Meadows on the way, so if all goes well, they won't have to worry about their outfield for a while.
Mar 26 - 10:41 AM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Pirates and Starling Marte have agreed to a six-year extension, pending a physical.

No word yet on the exact terms involved. Heyman hears that the deal includes at least one option year. Marte, 25, is coming off a breakthrough season in which he hit .280/.343/.441 with 12 home runs and 41 stolen bases over 135 games.
Mar 26 - 10:19 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Pirates and outfielder Starling Marte are close to an agreement on a six-year contract extension.

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported over the weekend that Marte turned down a six-year extension from the Pirates, but the two sides have apparently found a middle ground. The 25-year-old is currently under team control through 2018.
Mar 26 - 10:11 AM

Starling Marte went 5-for-6 with a homer and four RBI as the Pirates crushed the Blue Jays 22-5 on Tuesday.

He can ask for a bit more in extension talks now. Marte is batting .356 with two homers and three steals in 45 at-bats this spring. He'll offer some pop and probably around 40 steals this season, making him one of the NL's top 10 fantasy outfielders.
Mar 25 - 5:53 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the extension offer Starling Marte turned down from the Pirates was for six years.

It would have been added on to the $512,600 he'll make this season, so the Pirates would have bought out the outfielder's first two years of free agency. Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported over the weekend that Marte has turned down at least two extension offers from the club. It's not clear if the two sides are still in negotiations.
Mar 24 - 6:25 PM

The Pirates have attempted to sign Starling Marte to a multiyear contract extension, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Biertempfel said the outfielder turned down at least two offers from the team over the offseason. Despite their inability to strike a deal, Marte and the Bucs remain open to the idea. And considering the 25-year-old won't even be arbitration-eligible until 2016, so he and the team have time to work something out. Marte batted .280 with 41 stolen bases and 83 runs scored last season.
Mar 22 - 11:03 PM

Starling Marte will bat leadoff in Tuesday's Wild Card game against the Reds.

No real surprises with Clint Hurdle's lineup. Marte will be followed by Neil Walker, Andrew McCutchen, Justin Morneau, Marlon Byrd, Pedro Alvarez, Russell Martin, Clint Barmes, and Francisco Liriano. Johnny Cueto is on the hill for Cincinnati.
Tue, Oct 1, 2013 02:24:00 PM

Starling Marte went 2-for-4 with three steals against the Cubs in Wednesday's loss.

The three steals give him 40 for the season, which puts him third behind Jean Segura (44) and Eric Young Jr. (42) for the NL lead. Also impressive is that he's been caught just seven times; he has easily the best success rate of any National Leaguer with at least 25 steals.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 06:27:00 PM

In his lone at-bat, Starling Marte homered in the top of the ninth Monday to lead the Pirates past the Cubs 2-1.

The win combined with the Nationals' loss means the Pirates are going to the postseason. Marte was again left out of the starting lineup because of his hand injury; he hasn't started since last Wednesday. The well-timed homer was his first since Aug. 17 and just his second since July 19.
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 11:20:00 PM

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C1Russell Martin
2Chris Stewart
3Tony Sanchez
1B1Travis Ishikawa
2Ike Davis
3Gaby Sanchez
2B1Neil Walker
2Josh Harrison
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Clint Barmes
3B1Pedro Alvarez
LF1Starling Marte
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Jose Tabata
2Travis Snider
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S1Francisco Liriano
2Gerrit Cole
3Charlie Morton
4Wandy Rodriguez
5Edinson Volquez
Relief Pitcher
R1Jason Grilli
2Mark Melancon
3Tony Watson
4Justin Wilson
5Bryan Morris
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