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Starling Marte scored the Pirates' only run in Sunday's loss to the Brewers.

Marte had one hit in four at-bats in the game. He came around to score on an Andrew McCutchen sacrifice fly in the fourth inning, his seventh run scored of the year. The 25-year-old has yet to hit a home run after hitting 12 last year.

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Starling Marte went 1-for-3 with two stolen bases and three runs scored in the Pirates' win over the Cubs on Tuesday.

Marte played catalyst atop the Pirates' lineup Tuesday, doubling and walking twice en route to scoring three times. The final run, scored on a Russell Martin sacrifice fly in the eighth inning, turned out to be the game-winner for the Bucs. Marte also stole his first two bases of the year as he tries to replicate his 41-stolen base season a year ago.

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Starling Marte finished 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in the Pirates' loss to the Cubs on Thursday.

Marte had hits in each of the Pirates' first two regular-season games, but he looked lost out there Thursday against the Cubs' thoroughly-mediocre pitching staff. The dynamic 25-year-old outfielder signed a six-year, $31 million extension with Pittsburgh in March.

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Pirates signed OF Starling Marte to a six-year, $31 million contract extension with club options for 2020 and 2021.

The new contract goes into effect in 2014, wiping away what would have been Marte's second year of pre-arbitration. Marte, 25, batted .280/.343/.441 with 12 home runs and 41 stolen bases in 135 games last season. The Bucs' outfield is loaded for many years to comes between Marte, 2013 National League MVP Andrew McCutchen, and top outfield prospect Gregory Polanco.

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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Starling Marte's extension with the Pirates will begin in 2014.

In other words, the salary Marte was set to make this season has been wiped away now that a new agreement is in place. The contract will buy out two pre-arbitration seasons, all three arbitration seasons, and one year of free agency. Jim Duquette of MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM reports that his contract includes two option years.

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Jim Duquette of MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM reports that Starling Marte's extension with the Pirates is worth $31 million over six years.

The contract, which includes two option years, is pending a physical. We're still waiting for word on the exact structure of the deal. The Pirates have already locked up Andrew McCutchen and have top prospects like Gregory Polanco and Austin Meadows on the way, so if all goes well, they won't have to worry about their outfield for a while.

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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Pirates and Starling Marte have agreed to a six-year extension.

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Starling Marte went 5-for-6 with a homer and four RBI as the Pirates crushed the Blue Jays 22-5 on Tuesday.

He can ask for a bit more in extension talks now. Marte is batting .356 with two homers and three steals in 45 at-bats this spring. He'll offer some pop and probably around 40 steals this season, making him one of the NL's top 10 fantasy outfielders.

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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the extension offer Starling Marte turned down from the Pirates was for six years.

It would have been added on to the $512,600 he'll make this season, so the Pirates would have bought out the outfielder's first two years of free agency. Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported over the weekend that Marte has turned down at least two extension offers from the club. It's not clear if the two sides are still in negotiations.

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The Pirates have attempted to sign Starling Marte to a multiyear contract extension, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Biertempfel said the outfielder turned down at least two offers from the team over the offseason. Despite their inability to strike a deal, Marte and the Bucs remain open to the idea. And considering the 25-year-old won't even be arbitration-eligible until 2016, so he and the team have time to work something out. Marte batted .280 with 41 stolen bases and 83 runs scored last season.