Marte (shoulder) is back in the lineup as expected for Tuesday's game against the Nationals, batting third and playing center field, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports. Marte missed Monday's game due to a shoulder issue, but manager Don Mattingly downplayed the injury. It appears his optimism was in fact warranted. The center fielder has been very hot since the break, going 8-for-16 at the plate with a homer and a pair of steals in four games.
Marte was held out of Monday's game against Washington due to a shoulder injury but is expected back Tuesday, David Wilson of the Miami Herald reports. Marte will be considered day-to-day moving forward, though manager Don Mattingly appears optimistic that Marte's injury isn't overly serious.
Marte is out of the lineup Monday against the Nationals. Marte is 8-for-16 with a homer, three doubles, four RBI, five runs and two stolen bases in four games since the All-Star break, and he'll receive the day off Monday. Lewis Brinson, Monte Harrison and Adam Duvall will start from left to right in the outfield for Miami.
Marte went 3-for-3 with two doubles, a two-run homer, three RBI and three runs scored in Friday's 7-0 win over the Phillies. Marte got the scoring going with a two-run homer off Zach Eflin before he even recorded the first out. He then led off the third with a double and tacked on a run-scoring double in the fourth while also scoring three times himself. Marte is considered to be a popular trade chip for a championship contending team and is helping his case a lot with a slash line of .281/.387/.442 with seven homers, 21 RBI, 47 runs scored, 17 stolen bases and a 29:53 BB:K over 236 plate appearances.
Marte (personal) went 1-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base and two runs scored in Sunday's 7-4 win over Atlanta. The outfielder was scratched for personal reasons Saturday, but it ended up only being a one-game absence. Marte was back in his usual No. 2 spot in the order, and he scored both times he got on base. The 32-year-old also picked up his fifth steal in his last seven games. Marte is now slashing .271/.382/.411 with 17 steals in 19 attempts, six home runs, 18 RBI and 44 runs scored through 229 plate appearances.
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