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Marte (wrist) went 3-for-4 with two solo home runs and a double Monday against the Braves.

Marte's wrist looks to be fine as his bat was lethal Monday. Although he has three home runs over his last four games, don't expect a ton of power from him as he only has eight home runs overall this season.

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Marte (wrist) return to the lineup Monday vs. the Braves, MLB.com reports.

Marte was seen wearing a wrapping on his wrist after Sunday's contest, but it appears that he was only doing so as a precautionary measure to reduce the swelling. He apparently checked out fine during pregame warmups and should be slated to play a full nine innings Monday.

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Marte, who made a late-inning sliding catch Sunday, had his wrist wrapped after the game, according to Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Marte took more than his fair share of abuse Sunday. The outfielder was also plunked on his left shoulder by a fastball at the plate. The team won't likely know until sometime Monday when the swelling goes down as to whether Marte might miss any time.

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Marte, who homered Friday for the first time since June 13, is 1-for-6 with a homer against Saturday starter Gio Gonzalez.

He's reached base in each of the 11 games he's played in August since returning from a concussion and has played admirably in center field with Andrew McCutchen sidelined. Marte has successfully swiped 23 of 31 bases and has hit six homers after belting 12 last year -- it wouldn't be surprising to see him go deep again Saturday.

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Marte went 2-for-4 Friday with a home run, two runs scored and two RBI.

It was his sixth home run of the season, and first since June 13. Marte is now hitting .333/.422/.564 in 39 August at-bats since returning to the lineup from his concussion.

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Marte went 2-for-4 with three RBI, two runs scored, one triple, one stolen and one walk Monday against the Tigers.

Marte is heating up as he is 7-for-18 with three doubles and one triple over his last five games. The Pirates are dealing with some injuries to their lineup, so they need Marte to keep swinging a hot bat.

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Marte batted fifth in the order with a lefty on the mound Thursday, going 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles against the Marlins.

Marte owns a career .947 OPS (in 192 at-bats) against southpaws and figures to bat in the middle of the order versus lefties with Andrew McCutchen and Neil Walker both out. The outfielder has four hits in 11 at-bats since returning from a concussion three games ago.

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Marte (concussion) went 1-for-4 with a run Tuesday night against the Marlins.

The left fielder saw his first action since July 21 and played center for the ninth time in 2014 with Andrew McCutchen (left side) sidelined. Marte batted leadoff with a lefty on the mound.

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Marte (concussion) has been reinstated from the disabled list, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

As expected, Marte will return Tuesday after completing a four-game rehab stint at Triple-A. With Andrew McCutchen dealing with an oblique injury, Marte's return couldn't come at a better time for the Pirates. Pedro Alvarez was placed on the bereavement list Tuesday to clear a spot for Marte.

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Marte (concussion) is expected to come off the DL on Tuesday, according to ROOT Sports in Pittsburgh.