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Starling Marte | Outfielder

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/9/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 184
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
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Starling Marte went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Wednesday's Wild Card loss to the Cubs.
Marte did nothing offensively--Jake Arrieta limited the Pirates to just four singles in the contest--but one at-bat, in particular, might have turned the whole shebang. The Pirates loaded the bases in the sixth inning with one out, at which point Marte inadvertently squashed the rally and quieted the fans with an ill-timed double-play ball. He can go fishing now, having hit .287/.337/.444 with 19 homers, 81 RBI and 30 steals during the 2015 season. Oct 7 - 11:13 PM

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Starling Marte smashed a two-run homer in the bottom of the 12th inning on Friday, leading the Pirates to a come-from-behind 6-4 victory over the Reds.

The Pirates fell behind 4-0 early in this one, but chipped away with a single run in the fourth and three more in the third, necessitating extra innings and setting the stage for Marte's dramatic blast. Marte also singled and scored a run earlier in the evening, finishing the night 2-for-6. The dynamic young outfielder is now slashing .286/.334/.445 with 19 homers and 81 RBI on the year.
Oct 3 - 12:03 AM

Starling Marte went 4-for-5 with an RBI single and a run scored in Thursday's 5-4 win over the Rockies.

All four of Marte's hits went for singles, including an RBI base knock off Rockies starter Chad Bettis in the first inning. He's picked up at least two hits in each of his last five games and has a three-hit effort and two four-hit efforts in that stretch. For the season, the versatile outfielder's slashing .293/.341/.455 with 18 homers, 78 RBI and 29 steals.
Sep 24 - 6:17 PM

Starling Marte led the offense for a second consecutive day Tuesday, finishing 2-for-4 with two RBI and a stolen base in the Pirates' 6-3 win over the Rockies.

Marte provided the bookends for the Pirates' scoring on the evening, getting it started with an RBI double in the first inning and capping it with an RBI infield single in the fourth. The stolen base was his 28th of the season, fourth-most in the National League. The dynamic outfielder is batting .286/.335/.449 with 18 homers, 75 RBI and 79 runs scored in another fine offensive season.
Sep 23 - 1:42 AM

Starling Marte went 4-for-5 with an RBI double and a solo home run as the Pirates beat the Rockies on Monday.

Marte kicked off the scoring with a solo home run in the first inning off of Jon Gray. He added an RBI double in the sixth inning to put the Pirates up 6-3. Marte's rate stats don't match up to his previous two seasons, but .284/.333/.447 is still productive. He's also knocked in 73 runs while homering 18 times.
Sep 22 - 12:07 AM

Starling Marte (illness) is in the Pirates' lineup for the second half of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cubs.

Marte hasn't played since Friday because of a stomach bug and he sat out of the first half of Tuesday's day-night doubleheader at PNC Park, but he is batting second and starting in left field in the nightcap.
Sep 15 - 5:47 PM

Starling Marte (illness) is expected to return to the lineup for the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cubs.

Marte hasn't played since Friday due to illness, but he's feeling better now. He's available off the bench in the first game.
Sep 15 - 10:49 AM

Starling Marte (illness) remains out of the Pirates' lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cubs.

Marte hasn't played since Friday due to illness. No word on his status for the second game of the doubleheader. Travis Snider is playing left field.
Sep 15 - 10:12 AM

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

Marte was a late scratch Saturday due to a stomach bug and is evidently still feeling it. Josh Harrison will handle left field.
Sep 13 - 10:56 AM

Starling Marte was scratched from Saturday's lineup because of gastroenteritis.

He was scheduled to play today after missing Friday's game with a bruised shoulder but came down with an illness. Utility man Josh Harrison will fill in at left field. Marte is day-to-day.
Sep 12 - 4:58 PM

Starling Marte (shoulder) is not in the Pirates' lineup Friday.

Marte had to exit Thursday's contest when he was hit by a pitch on the left shoulder. He's merely dealing with a bruise but remains sore. Josh Harrison is covering left field Friday.
Sep 11 - 5:06 PM

Starling Marte was forced to leave Thursday's game against the Brewers after being hit by a pitch on his left shoulder.

It sounds as though his departure was precautionary and that he's considered day-to-day. Expect him to return to the lineup at some point over the weekend.
Sep 10 - 10:38 PM

Starling Marte is out of the Pirates' starting lineup on Monday afternoon against the Reds.

Travis Snider will start in left field and bat seventh versus Cincinnati right-hander Anthony DeSclafani. Marte is just getting a day of rest after the Pirates played on Sunday Night Baseball in St. Louis.
Sep 7 - 11:57 AM

Starling Marte went 3-for-5 with a double, three RBI and two strikeouts in Friday's win over the Cardinals.

Marte notched an RBI single in the first inning and a two-run double in the fifth to account for his three RBI. He's done a little bit of everything this season, hitting .282/.331/.438 with 15 homers, 66 RBI, 74 runs scored and 26 steals.
Sep 5 - 12:28 AM

Starling Marte is not in the Pirates starting lineup on Saturday.

It's nothing more than a routine day off for the dynamic young outfielder. Josh Harrison will start in his place in left field and bat second for the Bucs against Chris Rusin and the Rockies.
Aug 29 - 3:37 PM

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