Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
2 months ago

Marte went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and his 20th stolen base of the season Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

He's 9-for-25 with two doubles and six stolen bases against Thursday starter Edwin Jackson. Marte currently boasts a seven-game hitting streak during which he's batted .458 in 24 at-bats. He's also swiped five bags over that span.

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
2 months ago

Marte stole his fifth base in four games Friday, going 1-for-3 with a run scored against the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

He has six hits in his last 15 at-bats for a mostly listless Pirates squad. With 19 steals, Marte seems to be a lock to reach 20 stolen bases for the fifth straight season. He's batting .308 in 26 career at-bats against Saturday starter Lance Lynn.

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
2 months ago

Marte went 2-for-4 with a pair of stolen bases in his return from a pinky injury Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

After missing nearly a week, Marte stole his 17th and 18th bases of the season. The outfielder will look to pad his stats after an 80-game suspension and should reach 20 steals with little trouble. He also has an outside chance of beating the nine homers he hit in 2016. Marte currently sits at six home runs.

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
2 months ago

Marte (finger) is starting in left field and batting second Tuesday against the Brewers, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Marte is good to go after missing four straight games with a jammed pinky. It was unclear if he'd be able to return this season due to the ailment, but he was cleared to return after taking swings with no issue over the weekend. He should serve as the Pirates' everyday left-fielder down the stretch.

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
2 months ago

Marte (finger) is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

Marte will remain on the bench for a fourth straight contest as he continues to deal with an injured pinky finger. While he was able to take swings prior to Sunday's game against the Reds, his status for the remainder of the season remains up in the air. The Pirates are already out of playoff contention, and they don't want to push Marte to return for meaningless games, so they may simply opt to shut him down if he doesn't show improvement in the coming days. Jordan Luplow will continue to start in left field while Marte remains sidelined.

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
2 months ago

General manager Neal Huntington said Marte (finger) may not have enough time to return this season, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Marte hasn't played since Wednesday due to a jammed pinky, and it appears the Pirates, who are currently eliminated from playoff contention, aren't looking to push him to return for a few meaningless games as the end of the season draws closer. He was able to take swings prior to Sunday's game, so a return before the season concludes isn't out of the question, though he's working against the calendar. "There may come a point where we say, 'OK, we're not going to have enough time for it to make sense,'" Huntington said. "We're not there yet, but there may come a point in time." His status for Pittsburgh's upcoming series against the Brewers remains up in the air; Jordan Luplow should continue to see starts in left field if Marte remains sidelined.

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
2 months ago

Marte (finger) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

Sunday will mark the third consecutive day that Marte has been withheld from the lineup. The Pirates haven't indicated when Marte is expected to return, so consider him day-to-day for now. Jordan Luplow will start in left field and hit second with Marte out.

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
2 months ago

Marte (finger) is out of the lineup against the Reds on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Marte is dealing with a jammed pinky, and will miss a second straight game after suffering the injury during Wednesday's contest. In his place, Jordan Luplow will receive another start in left. Marte should be considered day-to-day heading into Sunday's series finale.

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
2 months ago

Marte, who didn't play Friday, is bothered by an injured pinky he jammed during Wednesday's game, AT&T SportsNet reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pirates announcer Joe Block explained during Friday's telecast that Marte jammed his pinky Wednesday. There was no indication the injury is serious. Marte has two hits (including a double) in six at-bats against Saturday starter Sal Romano in 2017, so he'll likely play if healthy.

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
2 months ago

Marte is not in the lineup against Cincinnati on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Marte will get the night off for the second time in the past three days while Jordan Luplow draws the start in left. Over the last nine games, Marte has been scuffling at the plate, hitting just .121/.171/.212 in 33 at-bats.