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Starling Marte | Outfielder | #6

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/9/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / PIT
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Starling Marte (foot) went 2-for-5 with an RBI double and a run scored in his return to the lineup Friday.
Marte was limited to pinch hitting duties over the past two days due to a sore foot. He still appeared to be favoring the injury a bit on Friday, but he’s feeling good enough to play right now. Jun 24 - 10:42 PM

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Starling Marte (foot) is back in the Pirates' lineup Friday.

Marte hasn't started since leaving Tuesday's game with a sore foot. He's batting second and playing left field. The Pirates are also resting Josh Harrison, as Sean Rodriguez is handling second base.
Jun 24 - 3:40 PM

Starling Marte flied out as a pinch-hitter Thursday against the Giants.

Marte also came off the bench yesterday. He's been unable to start the last two days because of left foot soreness.
Jun 23 - 4:17 PM

Starling Marte (foot) is not in the Pirates' starting lineup Thursday against the Giants.

Marte was also held out of the starting lineup Wednesday after leaving Tuesday's game with pain in his left foot. He did pinch-hit on Wednesday, which is usually a good indication that the injury is not serious. Sean Rodriguez is starting in left field Thursday.
Jun 23 - 10:22 AM

Starling Marte (foot) grounded out as a pinch-hitter Wednesday versus the Giants.

Marte was held out of the starting lineup after leaving Tuesday's game with pain in his left foot. It's clearly nothing too serious, but he may also have to be limited to bench work in Thursday afternoon's series finale.
Jun 23 - 8:33 AM

Starling Marte (foot) is not in the Pirates' lineup Wednesday.

Marte was lifted from Tuesday's game after experiencing pain in his left foot while trying to chase down a Ramiro Pena triple in the top of the eighth inning. He's considered day-to-day for now. Gregory Polanco will start in left field and Matt Joyce will play right on Wednesday night against the Giants.
Jun 22 - 3:10 PM

Starling Marte departed Tuesday's game against the Giants with left foot discomfort.

He dealt with a left ankle injury earlier this month, but it's not clear if this new foot thing is related. Marte pulled up in pain after trying to chase down a Ramiro Pena triple in the top of the eighth inning Tuesday. He will be reevaluated on Wednesday.
Jun 21 - 10:54 PM

Starling Marte left Tuesday's game against the Giants with an apparent leg injury.

Marte came up hurting after trying to chase down a Ramiro Pena triple in the top of the eighth inning. Marte brought a stellar .333/.374/.502 batting line into the game. It'd be a huge loss for the Pirates if he requires a stint on the 15-day disabled list.
Jun 21 - 10:07 PM

Starling Marte (face) went 3-for-5 with a triple and two RBI in his return to the Pirates' starting lineup Sunday against the Cubs.

Marte hadn't started a game since taking a one-hopper off his face in the outfield last Wednesday. He boasts a .337/.378/.508 batting line in 63 games this year.
Jun 20 - 8:25 AM

Starling Marte (face) is out again Saturday.

Marte has been on the shelf since taking a one-hipper off the face Wednesday. He's considered day-to-day. Matt Joyce is in left field and batting sixth on Saturday.
Jun 18 - 5:00 PM

Starling Marte (face) remained out of the Pirates' lineup Friday.

Marte took a one-hopper off the face on Wednesday and has now sat out two games in a row. He's considered day-to-day. Matt Joyce has assumed his spot in left field. Jung Ho Kang is also sitting out for the Pirates, as David Freese is handling third base.
Jun 17 - 12:12 PM

Starling Marte (face) is out of the Pirates' starting lineup on Thursday night.

Mare took a one-hopper off his face on Wednesday, though the exact nature of his injury is still unclear. Matt Joyce will start in left field versus the Mets.
Jun 16 - 3:41 PM

Starling Marte was lifted from Wednesday's game against the Mets after he was hit on the bounce by a Yoenis Cespedes single.

Marte was making a diving attempt on a Cespedes liner in the fifth inning. He failed to catch it, though, and adding injury to insult, the ball came up and hit him in the face. He was replaced in left field by Matt Joyce. Marte was smiling when he came off the field, so at least in the moment, this does not appear to be a serious injury. The Pirates are saying only that he was pulled due to a facial injury. More information is expected to follow.
Jun 15 - 8:41 PM

Starling Marte smacked a two-run homer and scored a pair of runs in Tuesday's win over the Mets.

Marte scored on a longball from Jung Ho Kang in the sixth inning and then hit a two-run shot of his own in the eighth. Those two dingers represented all of the scoring in the game. Marte has a disappointing six homers so far this season but is sporting a healthy .335/.376/.502 batting line.
Jun 14 - 9:46 PM

Starling Marte stroked two hits, scored twice and stole his 19th base in a loss to the Cardinals on Friday.

Marte trails only Jonathan Villar among major league base stealers. Marte is a solid fantasy contributor across the board in all categories. His batting average is now up to .322 after tonight. His home run power is down a bit this year and so are his RBI but he is running at a torrid pace and is likely to top the 41 bags he stole in 2013.
Jun 11 - 12:45 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Erik Kratz
4Elias Diaz
1B1John Jaso
2B1Josh Harrison
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2David Freese
3Sean Rodriguez
LF1Starling Marte
2Matt Joyce
CF1Andrew McCutchen
2Adam Frazier
RF1Gregory Polanco
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3Jon Niese
4Jeff Locke
5Jameson Taillon
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Arquimedes Caminero
4Neftali Feliz
5Jared Hughes
6A.J. Schugel
7Ryan Vogelsong
8Kyle Lobstein
9Juan Nicasio