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Marte (oblique) is out of the lineup Monday against the Padres, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Marte exited Sunday's game after tweaking a muscle earlier in his at-bat. He's reportedly dealt with similar issues in the past that didn't keep him out too long, but he will miss at least Monday's game as a result of the issue, and a stint on the disabled list can't necessarily be ruled out at this point.

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Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Marte (oblique) has suffered similar injuries in the past without missing much playing time, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

The team will reevaluate Marte on Monday, but Hurdle painted a somewhat positive picture of Marte following Sunday's game. "There's been some situations where it pops up and goes away," Hurdle said. "It didn't look like it was going away, so I just made a call, and we got him out. He wanted to stay in, but it just didn't feel right to me in my gut. I didn't think the risk was worth the reward. Marte said he experienced similar pain two years ago, when he missed several games in June of 2013 but avoided the DL.

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Marte left Sunday's game in the fifth inning after he appeared to tweak a muscle in his side during his earlier at-bat, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune reports.

Marte struck out in his only at-bat prior to being replaced in the game by Gregory Polanco. Consider him day-to-day in advance of Monday's series opener against the Padres.

Starling Marte LF/CF PIT 5 days ago

Marte went 4-for-5 with a double and his 13th homer in Wednesday's 9-3 win in Detroit.

The dinger matched his career high and snapped an 82 at-bat homerless stretch. Marte extended his hitting streak to seven games, going 12-for-28 since June 24. With 13 home runs and 15 stolen bases, a 30/30 season remains in reach for the left fielder.

Starling Marte LF/CF PIT 1 week ago

Marte went 3-for-4 with his 15th stolen base Saturday against Atlanta.

He was fortunate to avoid injury after flipping head-over-heels while attempting to steal second on a wet track. Marte has six hits in 13 at-bats after going 1-for-18 prior to his hot stretch. He still only has one extra-base hit in his last 11 games, however.

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Marte delivered a pinch-hit single Thursday against the Reds.

Look for Marte, who had been mired in a 1-for-18 slump prior to Thursday, to return to the starting lineup Friday. The outfielder has 14 doubles and a team-leading 12 homers, but just one extra-base hit in his last nine games.

Starling Marte LF/CF PIT 2 weeks ago

Marte is out of the lineup Thursday against the Reds, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Marte has struggled at the plate recently, going just 1-for-18 over the past five games. He'll receive a day off perhaps to clear his head, while Josh Harrison will shift to right field and Gregory Polanco will play left and Jung-Ho Kang enters the lineup at third base against the Reds.

Starling Marte LF/CF PIT 3 weeks ago

Marte went 2-for-5 with a run scored Thursday after leaving Wednesday's game with an ankle injury.

He struck out two times, stranded five runners and was caught stealing, but Marte collected two or more hits for the sixth time in seven starts. He's now batting .500 (17-for-34) over that span.

Starling Marte LF/CF PIT 3 weeks ago

Marte (ankle) is in Thursday's lineup against the White Sox, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Marte exited Wednesday's game early due to the ankle issue, but it appears the issue was minor, as he's back in Thursday's lineup. He'll shift back over to left field and will hit second Thursday, with Andrew McCutchen returning in center field.

Starling Marte LF/CF PIT 3 weeks ago

Marte left Wednesday's game with pain in his left ankle, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

It is unknown if Marte will have to miss time because of the injury, but the Pirates will likely update his status before Thursday's game against the White Sox.