Marte went 3-for-8 with a double and a stolen base over the weekend since returning from the effects of a migraine headache Friday. Although Marte drove a double to right-center Sunday, he's totaled only seven extra-base hits in his last 118 plate appearances. Fortunately for fantasy owners, the outfielder is running at nearly every opportunity -- he's already swiped 13 bases in July, his highest monthly total ever. Marte ranks second overall with 34 stolen bases.
Marte (illness) is back in the lineup for Friday's game against the Phillies. Marte was a late scratch to Thursday's contest against the Brewers, but did come in later in the game as a defensive replacement and went 0-for-1 with a groundout. The outfielder will be in left field and batting cleanup Friday.
Marte (illness) served as a defensive replacement and grounded out in the eighth inning of Thursday's win over Milwaukee. The outfielder didn't start Thursday's game due to flu-like symptoms but figures to return Friday. Marte, who hit a huge, 18th-inning homer Sunday, has seen his numbers tail off in July. He's batting just .228/.333/.316 in 66 plate appearances, though he has swiped 12 bags in 13 tries.
Marte (illness) has been scratched from the Pirates lineup on Thursday, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports It appears that Marte has been scratched due to having flu-like symptoms. In his absence, Gregory Polanco will be moving to left field while Matt Joyce will take over in right field.
Marte supplied all the Pirates' offense Sunday, going 3-for-7 with a walk, a double, a stolen base and two RBI including a solo home run in a 18th inning of a 2-1 win over the Nationals. It was his first home run since June 14 and first multi-hit game in July, as Marte finally shows signs of shaking out of the slump that had him hitting just .190/.292/.190 in 42 at-bats on the month heading into Sunday. Despite the weak slash line however he's still been active on the basepaths, as the steal was his 11th in July and 32nd on the season.
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