Starling Marte LF/CF PIT 7 hours ago

Marte will bat third and start in center field Thursday with Andrew McCutchen (knee) out of the lineup.

Starling Marte LF/CF PIT 2 days ago

Marte went hitless in four at-bats Tuesday and is 2-for-29 since Aug. 23.

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Starling Marte LF/CF PIT 5 days ago

Marte is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rockies.

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Starling Marte LF/CF PIT 3 weeks ago

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte is in the lineup Sunday against the New York Mets after recovering from a hand injury, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Marte was held out of the lineup for the last three games due to the injury, though he was used as a pinch-runner Saturday and ended up logging three at-bats during the 14-inning game.

Starling Marte LF/CF PIT 3 weeks ago

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte will not start Thursday against the St. Louis Cardinals after leaving Wednesday night's game with a left hand injury, according to the team's official web site. Marte called upon the team's trainers during his first at-bat, and while he stayed in the game, he eventually left after feeling discomfort after a pop-out in the third inning. Manager Clint Hurdle said Marte has been dealing with a hand injury, but it is not expected to keep Marte out long. "It happened Tuesday night," Hurdle told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "There was a twinge. It's a weird kind of thing. It doesn't show up all the time. It showed up [Wednesday], repeatedly." Travis Ishikawa will play left field while Marte is out. Marte is hitting .285 with a .781 OPS, 13 home runs and 22 stolen bases this season.

Starling Marte LF/CF PIT 1 month ago

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte is back in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Minnesota Twins after recovering from an illness, according to the team's official website. Marte was held out of Tuesday's game with gastritis, but he is doing better after the day off.

Starling Marte LF/CF PIT 1 month ago

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte was scratched from Tuesday's game against the Minnesota Twins due to an illness, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Jaff Decker replaced Marte, who is day-to-day.

Starling Marte LF/CF PIT 2 months ago

Marte went 1-for-4 with a double and a walk Saturday in his first action since July 5.

Marte missed time due to a side strain in the oblique area, something he's been dealing with all season. "He wasn't at full strength 10 games into the season," manager Clint Hurdle said. "This time of year, nobody's at full strength. He's in a good place, though. He might have something to deal with for the rest of the season." If he can make it through Sunday's game unscathed, he'll get four days off to rest. "Nobody plays at 100 percent. I'm ready," Marte said. "I still am feeling this but I will be there to help the team."

Starling Marte LF/CF PIT 2 months ago

Marte (oblique) is back in the lineup Saturday against the Cardinals.

After Friday's reports of a possible stint on the DL for Marte, he'll be back in left field Saturday and bat cleanup. His oblique issue held him out for five games, but the issue appears to have subsided enough for him to give it a go before the All-Star break.

Starling Marte LF/CF PIT 2 months ago

Marte (oblique) is out of the lineup Friday against the Cardinals, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

It's not a big surprise that Marte's out of Friday's lineup considering an earlier report indicated thee Pirates are contemplating placing him on the disabled list. If he winds up needing to sit through the weekend, it wouldn't be a surprise if that is the ultimate outcome, but that's not the case at this point.