Starling Marte LF/CF PIT 5 Days

Pirates placed OF Starling Marte on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Marte was expected to be disabled after taking a pitch to the helmet during Friday's game. Concussions are tricky, so it's near impossible to estimate how long Marte might be shelved. Brent Morel was recalled in his absence.

Starling Marte LF/CF PIT 5 Days

The Pirates will place Starling Marte on the disabled list prior to Wednesday's game.

Marte took a fastball off his helmet on Friday, and although he was cleared off a possible concussion and played Monday, it appears he's had a setback. The Pirates should provide more on his status later Wednesday. Brent Morel will take his spot on the roster.

Starling Marte LF/CF PIT 7 Days

Starling Marte (head) is back in Monday's lineup against the Dodgers.

Marte left Friday's game after he was hit in the head by a pitch, but he drew a walk as a pinch-hitter on Sunday and will make his return to the starting lineup Monday. He's hitting second against Hyun-Jin Ryu.

Starling Marte LF/CF PIT 7 Days

Starling Marte (head) drew a walk as a pinch-hitter in the Pirates' win over the Rockies on Sunday.

It was a pretty strong indication that he won't need a disabled list stint. Marte took a fastball off his helmet on Friday night, but a concussion has been ruled out.

Starling Marte LF/CF PIT 7 Days

Starling Marte returned to action on Sunday July 20.

Starling Marte LF/CF PIT 8 Days

Starling Marte (head) could be placed on the disabled list.

The Pirates are saying that Marte doesn't have a concussion after being hit in the helmet by a pitch Friday, but he is still dealing with "head trauma." The outfielder is going through concussion protocol and the decision could be made to play it safe and go ahead and DL him. He would be eligible to return late this week.

Starling Marte LF/CF PIT 8 Days

Starling Marte (head) remained out of the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

He's now sat out two straight games after taking a fastball off the helmet during Friday's contest. The good news is that Marte will work out prior to Sunday's game and could be available off the bench, so it appears he did not suffer a concussion.

Starling Marte LF/CF PIT 9 Days

Starling Marte (head) is not in the Pirates lineup on Saturday.

He is being held out as a precautionary measure after taking a fastball off the helmet in Friday's contest. Look for him to return on Sunday

Starling Marte LF/CF PIT 11 Days

Pirates activated OF Starling Marte from the bereavement list.

Marte will be back in the Pirates' starting lineup on Friday night for the opening of the second half of the 2014 season. He has a weak .256/.324/.383 batting line in 83 games this year but boasts 21 stolen bases.

Starling Marte LF/CF PIT 17 Days

Starling Marte is not expected to return from the bereavement list before the All-Star break.

He's already missed two games and will apparently miss three more. Josh Harrison will handle left field while Marte is away.