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6 Starling Marte LF
Height/Weight: 6-1/185 | Birthdate: 10/9/1988 | Birthplace: Santo Dominigo, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Pittsburgh | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Salary: $500,000 | Owned/Started%: 92/76 | Average Draft Position: 117.98
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Starling Marte picks up a hit Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/2/2014) Pirates outfielder Starling Marte collected one of the few hits for his club Wednesday against the Giants. 

Marte finished 1 for 4, singling in the seventh inning. He was one of three Pirates to notch a hit against Madison Bumgarner during the contest. Bumgarner gave up just four hits during a complete game shutout. Marte also struck out once and stranded two runners. 


Time off helps Starling Marte get back Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) Pirates outfielder Starling Marte is back in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox, after sitting out three games with an elbow injury.

Marte was hit by a pitch in Thursday's game, and managed to make just one pinch-hitting appearance in the team's weekend series against the Cubs. That time off was enough for Marte to return to full health, as he is batting sixth and starting in left field Tuesday.


Starling Marte able to pinch hit


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/15/2014) Pirates outfielder Starling Marte, who has been out of the lineup since taking a pitch off the left elbow Thursday, appeared as a pinch-hitter Sunday against the Cubs. He struck out in his only at-bat.

The Pirates have an off day Monday before hosting the Red Sox Tuesday.


Starling Marte still on the bench


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/14/2014) Starling Marte was not in the Pirates' starting lineup for Sunday's game versus the Cubs, as Travis Snider got his third straight start in left field. Marte has not played since he exited Thursday's game at the Phillies with a sore left elbow resulting from a hit-by-pitch.

Starling Marte out of lineup Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2014) Pirates outfielder Starling Marte remains out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Cubs, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Marte is available for pinch-running duty, but the soreness in his arm will prevent him from participating at the plate. He has hit .286/.357/.447 with 11 home runs, 50 RBI and 26 stolen bases in 441 at-bats.


Arm ailment has Starling Marte out Friday night


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2014) Pirates left fielder Starling Marte participated in batting practice Friday, but the left arm discomfort that forced him out of the Thursday game after a hit-by-pitch remained. He is set to sit in the series opener against the Cubs.

Marte has 11 hits in his last 23 at-bats. When he does return, he will try to extend a 10-game hitting streak. 


Starling Marte exits with arm discomfort after HBP


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2014) Pirates outfielder Starling Marte was forced out of Thursday's contest against the Phillies with left arm discomfort after being hit by a pitch. Marte was plunked by A.J. Burnett in the second inning and was replaced by Gregory Polanco in the third inning.

Marte owns a .286/.357/.447 slash line with 11 homers and 50 RBI over 441 at-bats. His status remains uncertain for Friday's series opener at home against the Cubs.

Starling Marte extends streak to eight games


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) Pirates outfielder Starling Marte did a good job of setting the offense up at the top of the order Monday, in a 6-4 win over the Phillies.

Marte went 3 for 5 from the leadoff spot, with a two-run home run in the fifth inning to open scoring. He scored once and struck out twice in the loss.

Marte has been hot recently, riding an eight-game hitting streak that has seen him raise his average from .275 to .281. He has 12 hits in his streak, and is hitting .281/.350/.440 in 434 at-bats on the season.  


Starling Marte slugs ninth home run Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2014) Pirates outfielder Starling Marte went 1 for 3 with a two-run home run in his team's 4-3 loss to the Brewers Sunday.

Marte is virtually the only batter able to do something offensively against the resurgent Mike Fiers, who surrendered only two hits in seven innings Sunday. The outfielder owns a .276/.347/.435 line with nine home runs, 44 RBI and 25 stolen bases in 384 at-bats.


Starling Marte clubs two home runs


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Pirates outfielder Starling Marte clubbed two home runs Monday against the Braves. 

Marte struck in the second inning. He took an 84 mph slider out to right center for a solo shot. He struck again in his next at-bat, hitting a 90 mph fastball out to center for another solo home run. Marte would later double. He finished 3 for 4, with two runs scored and two RBI. 


Starling Marte ends two-month power outage


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Pirates outfielder Starling Marte produced some rare power Friday, in a 5-4 loss to the Nationals.

Marte clubbed his first home run in over two months Friday, a two-run shot in the fourth inning to get the team on the board. He would go 2 for 4 with two runs and two RBI in the win.

Marte had not homered since June 13, but has been swinging a hot bat otherwise since returning from the DL. He is hitting .333/.422/.564 with six extra-base hits in his last 39 at-bats. 


Starling Marte comes off concussion DL


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) The Pirates officially recalled outfielder Starling Marte from the 7-day concussion disabled list Tuesday, the team announced.

Marte has been out since July 21 due to the issue, but got through a four-game rehab assignment without issue this weekend. 


Starling Marte whiffs twice in rehab debut


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2014) Pirates outfielder Starling Marte began a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday. Marte struck out twice and finished 0 for 4 in his first game action. He is expected to play four games in the minors before he returns to the big-league team.

Starling Marte to start four-game rehab stint Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) Pirates outfielder Starling Marte is scheduled to start a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Marte, who is working back from concussion symptoms, is expected to play four games in the minors before he returns to the big-league team.

Starling Marte not returning from disabled list Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2014) Pirates outfielder Starling Marte will not return from the disabled list Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

On the disabled list with concussion symptoms, Marte could be in for a rehab assignment before returning to the team. He has hit .255/.328/.385 with five home runs, 34 RBI and 21 stolen bases in 314 at-bats.


Starling Marte placed on seven-day disabled list


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) The Pirates placed outfielder Starling Marte on the seven-day concussion disabled list Wednesday.

Marte initially suffered a head injury over the weekend but returned to the lineup Monday. However, further tests deemed that he required a stint on the disabled list. Marte has hit .255/.328/.385 with five home runs, 34 RBI and 21 stolen bases in 314 at-bats.


Pirates waiting to see if Starling Marte needs stint on DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) The Pirates are waiting to see the results from concussion tests to determine if outfielder Starling Marte will need to be placed on the disabled list, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. If Marte heads to disabled list, Brent Morel will be recalled from the minors.

Report: Mariners pursuing Starling Marte in trade talks


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) The Mariners have been pursuing Pirates outfielder Starling Marte in trade talks, according to the Beaver County Times. However, it is unclear if the Pirates will trade the left fielder after signing him to a five-year, $31-million contract in spring training.

Starling Marte back in starting lineup Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) Pirates outfielder Starling Marte returned to the starting lineup Monday against the Dodgers after missing two starts due to a head injury. Marte is batting .250 (8 for 32) with two doubles, two triples, seven RBI and three stolen bases in 10 July games.

Starling Marte makes pinch-hit appearance Sunday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Although he was unable to start Sunday against the Rockies due to a head injury, it was very encouraging to see Pirates outfielder Starling Marte make a pinch-hit appearance in a 5-3 win. Marte drew a five-pitch walk in the sixth inning.

Starling Marte still going through concussion protocol


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said outfielder Starling Marte's injury is classified as "head trauma" and not a concussion, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Though, he is still going through the concussion protocol and could need a stint on the 7-day disabled list.

Starling Marte still sidelined Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) A head injury has Pirates left fielder Starling Marte sitting Sunday against Colorado. He took a fastball off the helmet Friday night.

Marte has been productive recently with at least one hit in eight of his last 10 games, but he has just one home run since May 18.


Starling Marte held out Saturday after taking fastball to helmet Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014) The Pirates held outfielder Starling Marte out of the starting lineup Saturday against the Rockies, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Marte took a fastball off the helmet Friday night. He stayed in the game but was replaced on defense in the ninth. No word if he's being held out as a precaution on Saturday.

Marte owns a .258 batting average and a .329 on-base percentage, with five homers, 34 RBI and 21 stolen bases in 310 at-bats. His status remains uncertain for Sunday's series finale against Colorado.

Jaff Decker optioned as Starling Marte added back to roster


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/17/2014) The Pirates announced Thursday outfielder Starling Marte was reinstated from the bereavement list. To clear a roster spot, outfielder Jaff Decker was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Starling Marte to rejoin team after All-Star break


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) The Pirates announced outfielder Starling Marte, who has been on the bereavement list since last Wednesday, will be back in Pittsburgh Wednesday and will rejoin the team after the All-Star break, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.