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Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte: Returns to lineup
Marte is starting Saturday against the Cubs.
Marte has dealt with a sore hand recently, and he was out of the lineup for three of the last four games. However, he'll start at the keystone and bat third during Saturday's matchup, and he's also expected to start Sunday. Since the start of May, the 28-year-old has hit .365 with a home run, a triple, seven doubles, 11 runs, five RBI and a stolen base over 16 games.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte: Team being cautious
Marte is expected to play Saturday and Sunday against the Cubs, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
Eyebrows were raised when the Diamondbacks gave Marte the day off Friday. He had missed games Tuesday and Wednesday with a sore left hand but returned to play Thursday. Apparently, the club was being cautious in not wanting the second baseman to make back-to-back starts after having just returned from injury.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte: Not starting Friday
Marte is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Cubs.
Marte returned to the lineup Thursday after missing two games with a sore hand, and he'll head back to the bench for Friday's matchup with Chicago, though there's been no indication he aggravated the injury. Yonny Hernandez will man second base in his place.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte: Returns to lineup
Marte went 1-for-4 with a run scored in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Cubs.
Marte was hampered by a sore left hand since Tuesday and missed a pair of games because of it. He was back to normal Thursday, starting at second base and hitting third in the order.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte: Back in lineup Thursday
Marte (hand) is starting Thursday against the Cubs.
Marte missed the last two games due to left hand soreness, but he'll start at the keystone and bat third during Thursday's series opener at Wrigley Field. Over his last five games, he's gone 7-for-17 with three doubles, three runs and three RBI.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte: Could return Thursday
Marte said his sore left hand is feeling better, and he could play Thursday against the Cubs, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
Marte sustained the injury during the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader while pinch hitting, and he was scratched for the nightcap and before sitting out Wednesday. Jake Hager replaced Marte at second base for both games.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte: Not starting Wednesday
Marte (hand) isn't starting Wednesday against the Dodgers.
Marte was scratched from the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader due to a sore left hand, and he'll be out of the lineup for a second straight game. It's not yet clear whether he'll be available off the bench, but Jake Hager will start at the keystone and bat ninth.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte: Scratched from Game 2
Marte was scratched from the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Dodgers for unspecified reasons.
Marte was originally in the lineup for Tuesday's nightcap but was absent from an updated starting nine for undisclosed reasons. He came off the bench in Game 1 and went 2-for-2 with two RBI, and it's unlikely the Diamondbacks would opt to keep him out of the lineup for both games of the twin bill without some sort of injury.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte: Nursing sore hand
Marte was scratched from Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Dodgers due to left hand soreness, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.
Marte came off the bench during Game 1 and apparently suffered the injury during his last at-bat, and he was spotted icing his hand between the two contests. The 28-year-old should be considered day-to-day until more information is available on the injury.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte: Resting for afternoon game
Marte will sit for the afternoon portion of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Dodgers.
Marte has hit .333/.419/.630 over his last 15 games, a dramatic reversal from the .135/.207/.203 line he recorded over his first 20. He won't be asked to start twice in one day Tuesday, so Jake Hager will get the call at second base for the afternoon contest.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte: Stays hot, swats HR
Marte went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 4-3 win over the Marlins.
Marte's sixth-inning blast was the game-deciding hit, as he continued to put a season-opening slump in the past. He's hit safely in nine straight game (13-for-32, .406), including an extra-base hit in eight of those contests. The improved bat may also have calmed him in the field, where he ranks lower half among second baseman in Outs Above Average and success rate, per MLB's Baseball Savant. Marte made a game-ending double play on a ball hit sharply to his left -- the kind of play he hadn't made on multiple occasions over the past month.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte: Climbs above .200
Marte went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Sunday's 4-0 win over Colorado.
Marte extended his hitting streak to eight games and climbed above .200 for the first time in three weeks. Arizona manager Torey Lovullo told Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic that Marte has gotten "a little bit of his swagger back" at the plate. "He's not there quite yet. But he's checking off the pitches he's supposed to. He's starting to impact the ball at certain times in certain situations," the manager added. The second baseman is 11-for-28 (.393) with five walks, seven extra-base hits and seven runs scored during the eight-game run.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte: Hits in seven straight
Marte went 1-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base in Saturday's 4-1 loss to Colorado.
Marte extended his hitting streak to seven straight, during which he's 8-for-24 with six extra-base hits, two RBI and six runs scored. He was hitting a paltry .135 before the seven-game run and currently sits at .184 for the season.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte: Runs hit streak to five
Marte went 2-for-2 with two walks, a double and two runs scored in Wednesday's 8-7 win over the Marlins.
Marte is still batting below .200, but he extended a hit streak to five games, during which he's 6-for-18 with five extra-base hits, three walks and six runs scored. Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo has moved him around the order in effort to jumpstart the bat, and his recent run batting sixth against right-handers appears to have helped.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte: Takes seat Monday
Marte is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Marlins.
Marte will sit for the second time this season after going 3-for-26 with a solo home run and no other RBI while starting each of Arizona's last seven games. The poor stretch at the plate was a continuation of a rough start to the season for Marte, who enters Monday's contest with a .151/.213/.279 slash line across 94 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte: Breaks tie with solo shot
Marte went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Saturday against the Cardinals.
Marte broke a scoreless tie in the eighth inning, leading off the inning with a homer off Miles Mikolas. The homer was just the first of the season for Marte, who's still hitting a miserable .146/.211/.256 on the year.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte: Dropped to sixth
Marte batted sixth in the order for the first time this season in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Dodgers. He went 0-for-3 with a walk.
Marte consistently batted second until being dropped to sixth Tuesday. The move appears to be a result of the second baseman's early slump, designed to take pressure off him. Marte, who signed a lucrative five-year deal this spring, is zero for his last 15 at-bats and batting .149 over 67 at-bats overall.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte: Expands strike zone
Marte has a 32.2 chase percentage, up nearly five points over his career average, per Baseball Savant.
Marte was given a scheduled day off Sunday, which came at an opportune time for the struggling infielder. He entered the game batting .169 (10-for-59) with a 27.3 percent strikeout rate, well above his career norm. The issues at the plate may be impacting him in other areas. He muffed a couple of balls in the field Saturday -- not the first he's kicked this season -- and Marte is expanding the strike zone as seen by his chase rate. Arizona manager Torey Lovullo made note of Marte's issues but downplayed them to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. "I know it looks awkward and that it's a hotspot right now," Lovullo said. "But, for me, it's really not." Look for Marte back in the lineup Monday when the Diamondbacks begin a series at home against the Dodgers.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte: Receives first day off
Marte is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets.
Marte started the first 15 games of the season but will take a seat Sunday with a .496 OPS and 27.3 percent strikeout rate through 66 plate appearances. Geraldo Perdomo will cover the keystone in his place for the series finale.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte: Joins .200 club
Marte went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored in Wednesday's 11-2 win over the Nationals.
Marte is the latest Diamondback regular to push his average to .200 or better, making him one four players at or above the Mendoza line. He barely missed a home run on his first bat before popping out Wednesday, but the second baseman later was involved in a pair of rallies in a breakout performance for the team. The Diamondbacks plated half as many runs in this one game as they had in the previous 11.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-1, 165 lbs|
|Birthplace: Peravia, Dominican Republic|
|Bats/Throws: S, R|