Marte went 2-for-4 with a pair of stolen bases in his return from a finger injury Tuesday. After missing nearly a week, Marte stole his 17th and 18th bases of the season. The outfielder will look to pad his stats after an 80-game suspension and should reach 20 steals with little trouble. He also has an outside chance of beating the nine homers he hit in 2016. Marte currently sits at six home runs.
Marte (finger) is starting in left field and batting second Tuesday against the Brewers, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports. Marte is good to go after missing four straight games with a jammed pinky. It was unclear if he'd be able to return this season due to the ailment, but he was cleared to return after taking swings with no issue over the weekend. He should serve as the Pirates' everyday left fielder down the stretch.
Marte (finger) is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Brewers. Marte will remain on the bench for a fourth straight contest as he continues to deal with an injured pinky finger. While he was able to take swings prior to Sunday's game against the Reds, his status for the remainder of the season remains up in the air. The Pirates are already out of playoff contention, and they don't want to push Marte to return for meaningless games, so they may simply opt to shut him down if he doesn't show improvement in the coming days. Jordan Luplow will continue to start in left field while Marte remains sidelined.
General manager Neal Huntington said Marte (finger) may not have enough time to return this season, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Marte hasn't played since Wednesday due to a jammed pinky, and it appears the Pirates, who are currently eliminated from playoff contention, aren't looking to push him to return for a few meaningless games as the end of the season draws closer. He was able to take swings prior to Sunday's game, so a return before the season concludes isn't out of the question, though he's working against the calendar. "There may come a point where we say, 'OK, we're not going to have enough time for it to make sense,'" Huntington said. "We're not there yet, but there may come a point in time." His status for Pittsburgh's upcoming series against the Brewers remains up in the air; Jordan Luplow should continue to see starts in left field if Marte remains sidelined.
Marte (finger) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Reds. Sunday will mark the third consecutive day that Marte has been withheld from the lineup. The Pirates haven't indicated when Marte is expected to return, so consider him day-to-day for now. Jordan Luplow will start in left field and hit second with Marte out.
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