Starling Marte (oblique) is slowly progressing from his oblique injury and was able to play catch Friday.
It was the first step in the slow recovery process. Oblique injuries can be tricky, so the Pirates want to ensure that they don't risk any further setbacks along the way. Marte is working on his strength and stretching, but it won't be until he starts running the bases that he'll get any closer to returning. He's still probably 10 days from activation.