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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Pirates Injury Update: Starling Marte not starting Saturday

By on 9/13/2014 05:15:00 PM

Pirates left fielder Starling Marte is out of the starting lineup again for Saturday's game against the Chicago Cubs, but is available to pinch run, according to Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Marte was hit in the left elbow during Thursday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies. The Pirates enter play 2.5 games back of the St. Louis Cardinals for the NL Central. Travis Snider is in the lineup at LF, batting eighth.

Starling Marte
Marte, 25, is hitting .286/.357/.447 (OPS+ 125) with 11 homers and 50 RBI in 121 games for the Buccos. He lost time in June and July due to a concussion.

Marte was signed by the Pirates in 2007 out of the Dominican Republic and made his debut July 26, 2012. After an excellent sophomore year in 2013 (.280/.343/.441 OPS+ 121), the Pirates inked the young outfielder to a six-year $31 million extension that takes him through 2019 with team options for 2020 and 2021.

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