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Starling Marte | Outfielder

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/9/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 184
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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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Starling Marte belted a walkoff homer in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday to lift the Pirates past the Giants 3-2.

Giants reliever George Kontos struck out the first two batters he faced in the bottom of the ninth inning with the score tied 2-2, but Marte sent a ball over the left-center field wall to give the Bucs their 73rd victory of the season (out of 121 games). Marte also had a double earlier in the afternoon tilt. He's batting .290/.341/.459 with 15 home runs, 24 doubles, 61 RBI, and 68 runs scored.
Aug 22 - 7:02 PM

Starling Marte had two hits, two steals and two runs scored Thursday against the Giants.

Marte has nine hits in his last five games, pushing his average up to .289. He's scored 24 runs in 35 games batting second, and if he had spent all year there, he'd probably be among the NL leaders in runs scored right now.
Aug 20 - 10:31 PM

Starling Marte went 2-for-7 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 15-inning win against the Diamondbacks.

Marte went yard in the third inning, breaking a 3-3 tie. It seems as if he's recovered from his hand issue as he has extra-base hits in three consecutive games since returning to the starting lineup. Marte is batting .284/.336/.448 with 14 home runs, 59 RBI, and 22 stolen bases on the season.
Aug 19 - 12:25 AM

Starling Marte (hand) is back in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

It's his first start since he left Wednesday's contest due to left hand discomfort. Marte is in center field, with Andrew McCutchen getting a day off.
Aug 16 - 11:15 AM

Starling Marte (hand) pinch-ran and remained in the game to get three plate appearances in Saturday's extra-innings win over the Mets.

Marte hasn't started a game since leaving Wednesday's contest due to left hand discomfort, but that he made it through Saturday's at-bats with no issues is obviously a good sign. He could be back in the lineup as soon as Sunday.
Aug 16 - 8:34 AM

Starling Marte (hand) remains out of the Pirates' lineup Saturday against the Mets.

Marte has appeared as a pinch-runner each of the last two games but isn't ready to resume hitting. Utility man Sean Rodriguez will take over for him in left field on Saturday night. For now, it doesn't appear Marte will require a stint on the disabled list.
Aug 15 - 5:00 PM

Starling Marte (hand) remains out of the Pirates starting lineup on Friday.

Marte remains shelved due to a bruised left hand. Travis Ishikawa is again starting in his place in left field and will bat seventh for the Pirates against Bartolo Colon and the Mets on Friday.
Aug 14 - 6:15 PM

Starling Marte (hand) is not in the lineup for Thursday's showdown with the Cardinals.

Marte had to leave Wednesday's contest with the Red Birds due to an issue with his left hand. Said issue is being labeled a bruise. He's being rested on Thursday and should be considered day-to-day unless the Pirates deem this to be something more major. Travis Ishikawa will start in left field in his place. Manager Clint Hurdle would not indicate whether Marte will be available for pinch-hit duties.
Aug 13 - 4:52 PM

Starling Marte was removed from Wednesday's game due to left hand discomfort.

Marte dealt with some left hand issues a few weeks ago but he didn't require a disabled list stint, so hopefully this is also minor. Sean Rodriguez replaced him in left field Wednesday. It's still unclear how long the ailment might sideline him, if at all.
Aug 12 - 9:16 PM

Starling Marte left Wednesday's game against the Cardinals with an apparent hand injury.

Marte popped out in his second at-bat and grabbed his hand upon reaching first base. Sean Rodriguez replaced him in left field. The Pirates should provide an update shortly.
Aug 12 - 9:04 PM

Starling Marte finished 1-for-4 with an RBI, a stolen base, and a run scored on Wednesday night.

The steal was his 20th of the season. Marte had to be scratched from the Pirates' starting lineup on Tuesday due to a stomach ache, but he's obviously just fine.
Jul 30 - 8:55 AM

Starling Marte was a late scratch from Tuesday's lineup because of gastritis.

In other words, he has a tummy ache. Marte should be ready to roll in a day or two. Jaff Decker has assumed his spot in left field.
Jul 28 - 7:46 PM

Starling Marte went 2-for-4 with a stolen base in Tuesday's loss to the Royals.

Marte doubled off Royals starter Jason Vargas in the second inning before stealing third base, but his teammates weren't able to drive him in. Marte has three multi-hit games in his last four contests. The 26-year-old is now hitting .283/.331/.455 with 13 homers, 50 RBI, 47 runs scored and 19 steals.
Jul 21 - 11:52 PM

Starling Marte (oblique) returned to the Pirates' lineup on Saturday versus the Cardinals.

He's batting cleanup and playing left field. Marte had been out since Sunday with the ailment, but fortunately he avoided a trip to the disabled list.
Jul 11 - 3:41 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Michael Morse
3Corey Hart
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Jung Ho Kang
3Pedro Florimon
3B1Josh Harrison
2Aramis Ramirez
3Sean Rodriguez
LF1Starling Marte
2Travis Ishikawa
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Andrew Lambo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3A.J. Burnett
4Charlie Morton
5J.A. Happ
6Jeff Locke
7Casey Sadler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Joakim Soria
3Tony Watson
4Antonio Bastardo
5Jared Hughes
6Arquimedes Caminero
7Rob Scahill
8Joe Blanton
9Deolis Guerra
10Brandon Cumpton