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Pirates' Tucupita Marcano: Garners third straight start
Marcano will start at second base and bat ninth in Sunday's game against the Brewers.
The lefty-hitting Marcano will pick up his third start in as many games since being reinstated from the COVID-19-related injured list, which included an assignment against a lefty (Aaron Ashby) in Saturday's 7-4 win. Marcano has gone 0-for-6 with four strikeouts in his first two games back in action, but the Pirates appear to be viewing him as a higher priority than fellow left-handed-hitters Josh VanMeter and Hoy Park, both of whom remain on the bench Sunday for the second and third games in a row, respectively.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Tucupita Marcano: Reinstated by Pirates
Marcano (illness) was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list Thursday, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports.
Marcano tested positive for COVID-19 on June 17, but he recently appeared in three rehab games and went 1-for-9 with three runs, two stolen bases, four walks and two strikeouts. The 22-year-old carved out relatively consistent playing time leading up to his absence and should have a chance to regain at-bats after Yu Chang was designated for assignment Thursday.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Tucupita Marcano: Begins rehab assignment
Marcano (illness) started at second base and went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run Sunday in his first rehab game for Single-A Bradenton.
According to Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com, Marcano, who is regaining conditioning after testing positive for COVID-19 on June 17, will shift his rehab to Double-A Altoona for his next game action. He could be activated from the IL as soon as Wednesday, with Josh VanMeter (finger) also a potential candidate to be activated from the 10-day injured list around that time. Once both Marcano and VanMeter are reinstated, the two may have to battle for playing time at the keystone.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Tucupita Marcano: Lands on COVID-19 injured list
Marcano was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Friday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.
It's unclear whether Marcano has tested positive for the virus or if he's on the injured list for other reasons, so it's difficult to predict when he'll return. Liover Peguero was recalled to take his place on the roster.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Tucupita Marcano: Gets run in leadoff role
Marcano went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Sunday's 5-3 loss to Atlanta.
At least against right-handed pitching, the lefty-hitting Marcano appears to have at least temporarily seized the leadoff gig from Ke'Bryan Hayes. The 22-year-old set the table Sunday for the second day in a row and was one of the few bright spots for the Pirates in Atlanta's four-game series sweep, as he produced six hits and scored one run across his 13 at-bats. At least until the Pirates get back Josh VanMeter (finger) or Kevin Newman (groin) back from the injured list, Marcano looks primed to serve as the Pirates' everyday second baseman.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Tucupita Marcano: On bench versus lefty
Marcano will be on the bench for Thursday's game versus Atlanta.
Marcano will sit for the second consecutive game as the Pirates take on Atlanta eft-hander Max Fried. Yu Chang will draw another start at second base and bat seventh Thursday.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Tucupita Marcano: Sitting against lefty
Marcano is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Tigers.
With a tough southpaw (Tarik Skubal) on the hill for the opposition, the lefty-hitting Marcano will take a seat following an eight-game stretch in which he went 6-for-25 with two home runs, four walks, a double and a stolen base. Josh VanMeter's (finger) recent placement on the injured list creates a path for Marcano to play often at second base, though he may end up settling into a platoon with the righty-hitting Yu Chang, who picks up the start at the keystone Tuesday.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Tucupita Marcano: Homers again Tuesday
Marcano went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Dodgers.
Marcano has somewhat surprisingly homered in back-to-back games, with his second-inning blast Tuesday giving the Pirates all the offense they needed to win. The 22-year-old has hit safely in five of his six games this season. He's posted two homers, five RBI, five runs scored and a double across 20 plate appearances. Marcano is likely to see a utility role while in the majors.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Tucupita Marcano: Belts first big-league homer
Marcano went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in a 6-5 win against the Dodgers on Monday.
In just his fifth game of the year, Marcano delivered a big shot against one of the NL's top pitchers, taking Walker Buehler deep for a three-run blast in the second inning. The long ball was Marcano's first as a major leaguer in his 55th career at-bat. He has never been much of a power hitter, topping out at seven homers in the minors during the 2021 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Tucupita Marcano: Tallies two hits
Marcano went 2-for-3 with a run scored Sunday against the Padres.
Marcano has gone 2-for-6 with two runs scored since being recalled by the Pirates on Friday. He's likely to serve a utility role with the team and has picked up starts in left field and second base since being promoted. With several lineup regulars currently sidelined in Pittsburgh, Marcano may have the chance to pick up consistent at-bats in the short term.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Tucupita Marcano: Headed back to Pittsburgh
Marcano will be recalled prior to the Pirates' weekend series at San Diego, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Marcano has maintained an excellent .312/.411/.495 line across 113 plate appearances with Double-A Altoona on the season. While he may not have a stable spot in the lineup, he's likely to pick up consistent playing time thanks to his ability to slot in at the corner outfield positions as well as both second and third base. Yoshi Tsutsugo (undisclosed) was placed on the injured list in the corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Tucupita Marcano: Sent back to Double-A
Marcano was optioned to Double-A Altoona on Saturday.
Marcano joined the big-league roster Tuesday when Cole Tucker was placed on the COVID-19 injured list. He went 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored in his lone appearance. Tucker returned from the injured list Saturday, so Marcano will return to Altoona.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Tucupita Marcano: Receives call to majors
The Pirates recalled Marcano from Double-A Altoona on Tuesday.
Marcano has experience at three infield and two outfield spots, so he'll give the Pirates another utility option off the bench after Cole Tucker (illness) was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Tuesday. The 22-year-old Marcano made the Padres' Opening Day roster a season ago and logged 50 plate appearances at the big-league level, but Tuesday marks his first call-up to the majors since he was acquired by the Pirates in the deal last July that sent Adam Frazier to San Diego.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Tucupita Marcano: Opening season at Double-A
The Pirates optioned Marcano to Double-A Altoona on Wednesday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Marcano was previously demoted to Triple-A Indianapolis on March 24, only to move down another level two weeks later since the Pirates determined an everyday role wouldn't be available to him with the top affiliate. The move to Double-A is a disappointing one for Marcano, who made the Padres' Opening Day roster last season before being dealt to Pittsburgh in the deal that sent Adam Frazier to San Diego. Upon joining the Pirates, Marcano reported to Indianapolis and fizzled over 48 games with the affiliate, slashing .230/.325/.279 with only six extra-base hits in 210 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Tucupita Marcano: Heating up at Indy
Marcano is 9-for-30 with five walks in August for Triple-A Indianapolis.
He has hits in each of his last eight games and figures to make his way to Pittsburgh before season's end. Marcano has started at five positions in 12 starts for Indy, seeing time at second base, shortstop, third base and the two corner outfield spots. The 21-year-old's versatility could add to his fantasy utility whenever he becomes a major leaguer.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Tucupita Marcano: Headed to Pittsburgh
Marcano, Jack Suwinski and Michell Miliano were traded from the Padres to the Pirates in exchange for Adam Frazier on Sunday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Marcano made his major-league debut earlier this season, and he hit .182 with a double, seven runs and three RBI in 25 games with the Padres. He's spent most of the year at the Triple-A level and could report to Triple-A Indianapolis, but he could fill Frazier's spot at second base at some point in 2021.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-0, 170 lbs|
|Birthplace: Tucupita, Venezuela|
|Bats/Throws: L, R|