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GIF: Pirates' Starling Marte tries to field a ball with glove on wrong hand

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

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Pirates outfielder Starling Marte is off to a torrid .328/.394/.513 start to the season, but forget about his performance at the plate. On Saturday, Marte tried to field a ball in left by taking his glove off his left hand and holding it with his right (throwing) hand:

I'm pretty sure that is not a textbook defensive play. Can't ever remember seeing that happen before. No, definitely not.

That ball went for a Ryan Zimmerman leadoff triple, by the way. He came around to score later in the inning, and the Nationals went on to win the game 5-4.

 
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