Starling Marte LF/CF PIT 1 day 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 2 days 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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.

Starling Marte LF/CF PIT 3 weeks ago

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Marte (oblique) could be placed on the disabled list soon, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Marte went through a workout before Thursday's game, but he still hasn't played since Sunday. If he's not going to be ready by the end of the weekend or immediately after the All-Star break, it might make sense for the Pirates to place him on the disabled list, which would rule him out until July 21.

Starling Marte LF/CF PIT 3 weeks ago

Marte (oblique) went through a complete pregame workout with the trainer Thursday, but there's no indication of whether or not he'll be available off the bench Thursday, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Marte has been sidelined for each of the past three games due to the oblique issue, but it appears he may be close to a return. While he's not in the starting lineup Thursday, it's possible he'll be available off the bench, and could return to the lineup during the weekend series if all went well in the workouts.

Starling Marte LF/CF PIT 3 weeks ago

Marte (oblique) remains out of the lineup Thursday against the Cardinals, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Marte reported feeling better Wednesday, but he's still suffering from issues on his left side. As a result, he will miss his fourth straight game Thursday, and there's no indication that he'll rejoin the lineup soon. It wouldn't be surprising if he sits through the weekend, which would then provide him extra rest with the All-Star break on tap.

Starling Marte LF/CF PIT 3 weeks ago

Marte (oblique), who missed his third straight game Wednesday, says he's feeling a bit better but is still having issues with his left side, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

"I feel better today," said Marte, who hadn't tried swinging a bat or running Wednesday. "Every day, I feel different. I feel it in everything I do. It's hard right now, because I know the team needs me on the field. But I need to be OK before I go back." It sounds as though fantasy owners shouldn't expect Marte back in the next couple days.

Starling Marte LF/CF PIT 3 weeks ago

Marte (oblique) has yet to swing a bat or participate in any on-field work since tweaking a core muscle Sunday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

Marte is already out of the lineup for the third straight game, and it sounds like he could be a couple days away from getting back into game action. His next chance to return will be Thursday against the Cardinals.