Starling Marte's .667 on-base percentage leading off the first inning is amazing, but Marte is quickly convincing people he's amazing, too.
A lacerated hand has forced Pirates second baseman Neil Walker to the 15-day DL.
Let us assign some grades for the series that were technically the weekday set (Monday through Thursday) -- led by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
A fan in Toledo at a Triple-A game threw peanuts and eventually beer in the direction of Brandon Inge while also exchanging words with the now-Pirates farmhand.
Injury updates on the Angels, A's, Braves, Cardinals, Cubs, Diamondbacks, Dodgers, Mets, Nationals, Padres, Pirates, Tigers and White Sox.
Once again, the Pirates flirted with contention for much of the season only to fade in the second half. Incremental progress continues to be made, however, and Andrew McCutchen has emerged as a genuine superstar.
Brandon Inge is headed to the Pirates. Inge is expected to sign a minor-league deal with an invitation to spring training, according to sources. Inge spent the second half of last year with the A's, after he was released by the Tigers.
The Marlins are looking for an upgrade at third, and have checked on Miguel Tejada, Brandon Inge and Placido Polanco.

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