Found September 18, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The Pittsburgh Pirates got Starling Marte back last night as the club took on the San Diego Padres.  Marte had been out for almost a month - since August 18th to be exact.  He had been battling an injured  hand.  Marte's presence last night was not enough to help propel the Pirates past the Padres, but he will be an important part going forward. Marte collected one hit in three at-bats last nights, but the Pirates could only muster two runs against San Diego.  San Diego put a six spot on Pittsburgh for the win, spoiling Marte's return.  The Bucs have bigger plans than just last night, though.  They have NL Central division aspirations. With the loss, the Pirates fell one game behind the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Central.  They also now only hold a 1.5 game lead over the Cincinnati Reds for the top Wild Card spot.  All three teams have to contend with the hard-chargin Washington Nationals, who trail in the Wild Card by 4.5 games after their double-header sweep of the Braves. Marte will be a big part of this final two weeks of the season.  He is hitting .282/.345/.442 on the season.  Out of the lead-off hole, Marte provides speed, contact, and a bit of power.  He's going to make an impact, but will it be enough to get the Pirates the division crown? Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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