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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: 4 | Salary: $500,000 | Owned/Started%: 99/95 | Average Draft Position: 121.75
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Pirates OF Starling Marte returns to lineup Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2015) Pirates outfielder Starling Marte was back in the lineup for Sunday's game at the New York Mets, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He will bat second and play center field. Marte was dealing with a hand injury.

Pirates OF Starling Marte (hand) still can't start on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/15/2015) Pirates left fielder Starling Marte is being held out of the starting lineup for the third straight game, as he continues to be bothered by a hand injury. Marte has been used as a pinch-runner and was able to play the outfield, but evidently he is unable to swing a bat.

Sean Rodriguez will replace him in left field on Saturday against the Mets. There has been no indication as to when the Pirates expect Marte to return to the starting lineup.


Pirates LF Starling Marte unable to start Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2015) A nagging hand ailment has Pirates left fielder Starling Marte out of the lineup Friday night against the host Mets. Travis Ishikawa is again in that spot.

Marte, who pinch-ran and scored Thursday night, has only seven hits in 33 at-bats in August.


Pirates LF Starling Marte held out Thursday with hand injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2015) Pirates left fielder Starling Marte was held out of the starting lineup Thursday against the Cardinals after leaving Wednesday's game due to a hand injury. Travis Ishikawa started in left field for Pittsburgh.

Marte is off to a quiet start in August, batting .212 (7 for 33) through nine games. He also has three doubles, three RBI, six runs, three walks, four strikeouts and two stolen bases.


Pirates OF Starling Marte leaves game with apparent hand injury


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(8/12/2015) Pirates outfielder Starling Marte left Wednesday's game against the Cardinals with an apparent hand injury, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

After popping out for the second time, he grabbed his hand when he got to first base and first-base coach Nick Leyva called for a sub to replace Marte. 


Pirates slugger Starling Marte back in lineup Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2015) Pirates left fielder Starling Marte has returned to the lineup for the Wednesday game in Minnesota. He was out Tuesday with gastritis.

Marte returns on a seven-game hitting streak in which he is batting .436 (13-for-28).


Pirates scratch Starling Marte from Tuesday's lineup


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2015) Pirates outfielder Starling Marte was a late scratch from Tuesday's lineup due to a stomach issue, reports MLB.com.

Marte is dealing with gastritis. He was replaced by Jaff Decker.


Pirates LF Starling Marte returns to lineup Saturday


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/11/2015) Pirates left fielder Starling Marte is back in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Cardinals.

Marte hasn't played since July 5 because of a nagging injury to his left side.


Pirates LF Starling Marte still sidelined Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2015) Pirates left fielder Starling Marte, who sustained a left side injury Sunday against Cleveland, remains out Friday with St. Louis in town, increasing the chances that he will be placed on the disabled list.

Marte has not played since July 5. When he does return, he will do so in an 0-for-8 mini-slide.


Pirates' Starling Marte sidelined 4th straight game, DL a possibility


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2015) The Pirates continue to be patient with left fielder Starling Marte, who missed a fourth straight start Thursday against the Cardinals due to an injury to his left side. Marte said the pain and tightness is between his ribs and his oblique.

"I want to make sure everything, how I feel is comfortable," Marte said Wednesday, per MLB.com. "If we can play, I'll play. If we need one more day, I'll wait for it. ... It's hard right now, because I know the team needs me on the field. But I need to be OK."

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said placing Marte on the disabled list is a "definite" option, if Marte doesn't respond to a batter of pregame tests Thursday, per MLB.com.


Pirates LF Starling Marte sidelined again Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2015) Pirates left fielder Starling Marte sat out another game Wednesday against the Padres, missing a third straight start due to a left side injury. Sean Rodriguez once again replaced Marte in the starting lineup.

Pirates LF Starling Marte sidelined again Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2015) Pirates left fielder Starling Marte was sidelined a second straight start Tuesday against the Padres due to a left side injury. Sean Rodriguez was once again starting in his absence.

Pirates LF Starling Marte sidelined a day after suffering injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2015) Pirates left fielder Starling Marte was not in the starting lineup Monday against the Padres a day after leaving Sunday's game due to discomfort on his left side. Sean Rodriguez drew the start in Marte's absence.

"Feels a little better than yesterday. I think I won't have to go on DL," Marte said, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Marte is hitless in his last three games (eight at-bats). However, he is still batting .327 in his last 28 games.


Starling Marte leaves Sunday's game with injury


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2015) Pirates left fielder Starling Marte left Sunday's game in the fourth after suffering an injury to his left side, the team announed. 

Marte swung and missed during an at bat in the fourth inning and clutched his side. Pinch hitter Gregory Polanco finished Marte's at bat. Marte will be reevaluated Monday. 


Pirates LF Starling Marte hits 13th homer in four-hit performance


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/1/2015) Pirates left fielder Starling Marte went 4 for 5 with a home run in Wednesday's win over the Tigers.

Marte hit his 13th homer of the season in the eighth inning of a 9-3 win. The solo blast was just one of three home runs the Pirates hit during a three-run inning.

Marte's bat has been scortching as of late as he is hitting .429 with 12 hits over his last seven games.


Pirates LF Starling Marte owns six-game hitting streak


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/1/2015) Pirates left fielder Starling Marte went 1 for 6 in Tuesday's extra-innings victory over the Tigers. Marte is now carrying a modest six-game hitting streak, during which he is batting .348 (8 for 23).

Pirates LF Starling Marte plays hero in defeat of Braves


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2015) Pirates left fielder Starling Marte had shown signs of breaking out of a mini-slump recently with a three-game hitting streak heading into Saturday.

He ended all doubt in a defeat of Atlanta, slamming three singles and scoring three runs. He even stole home in the fifth inning for good measure.

Marte singled and scored in the first, fifth and seventh. He now has six hits in his last 13 at-bats.


Pirates OF Starling Marte fine despite rare absence Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2015) The absence of Pirates standout outfielder Starling Marte from the lineup Thursday for just the second time this season was not related to injury or ailment.

"Just giving him a break," Clint Hurtle told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Marte might have needed one. He has been slumping lately with just two hits in his last 19 at-bats, though he slammed a single in a pinch-hitting role Thursday.


Pirates OF Starling Marte (ankle) able to start Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2015) Pirates outfielder Starling Marte was back in the starting lineup Thursday against the White Sox after leaving Wednesday's game due to left ankle pain. He is batting .392 (20 for 51) with two doubles, two home runs, 11 RBI, eight runs and four stolen bases in his last 12 games.

Pirates OF Starling Marte leaves game with ankle injury


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2015) Pirates outfielder Starling Marte was forced to leave Wednesday night's 3-2 win over the White Sox with left ankle pain, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Marte went 0 for 3 from the plate. He now has a .283/.332/.484. 


Pirates' Starling Marte batting .500 during seven-game hit streak


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2015) Pirates outfielder Starling Marte pushed his multihit streak to five games and extended his hitting streak to seven games during a 3-0 win Tuesday against the White Sox. He went 2 for 5 with one run, two strikeouts and two stolen bases.

Tuesday was the first time all season that Marte has multiple steals in a game. He entered play with 11 stolen bases in his first 62 games.

Marte is batting .500 (17 for 34) with one home run, two doubles, six RBI, five runs, six strikeouts and three stolen bases in his last seven games.


Pirates OF Starling Marte totals four hits in blowout win


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2015) Pirates outfielder Starling Marte collected four hits in Monday night's 11-0 victory over the White Sox. 

Marte went 4 for 5 and totaled two runs and two RBI. Marte has been on fire lately and is now hitting .419 in his past 10 games. He's totaled 13 hits in his last four games and has totaled at least three each game in the process. 

Marte's slash line for the season is now .284/.335/.492. 


Pirates LF Starling Marte drives in game-winning run on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/13/2015) Pirates left fielder Starling Marte was the walk-off hero in the 1-0 victory over the Phillies on Friday. Marte, who went 3 for 7 in the extra-inning win, drove home the game-winning run in the bottom of the 13th inning with two-out single.

Friday's three-hit performance was Marte's second multi-hit game over his last 16, as he is batting just .183 over that stretch.


Starling Marte homers in Pirates' loss


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2015) Pirates left fielder Starling Marte produced the only run of the game in Tuesday's loss to Milwaukee. 

Marte hit a solo home run in the second inning, his twelfth of the year. The homer was his second in five games and drove in his 40th run of the year. 

Marte went 1 for 4 on the day.


Pirates LF Starling Marte ends 0-for-20 skid, hits 11th home run


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/6/2015) Pirates left fielder Starling Marte had a big night in Friday's 10-8 win over the Braves. Marte had two hits in four at-bats. He launched a tie-breaking, two-run home run in the sixth inning, and chipped in an RBI single in the eighth.

Marte's home run, his 11th of the season, broke a 4-4 tie and gave the Pirates a lead they would not let go. Marte had been hitless in his last 20 at-bats coming into the contest, but he busted out in a big way on Friday