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MLB Injury News:
Pittsburgh Pirates' outfielder Starling Marte, who appeared to be close to returning to the lineup, has been placed on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Monday.
As reported Tom Singer and Zack Meisel of MLB.com, Marte, who has been battling a right hand contusion, also suffered a sprain of the fourth MCP ligament on the hand. Even though Marte will not be activated until at least September 4, he will be eligible for the post season since he will be on the DL at the cutoff date for playoff rosters.
Although Marte will not be able to return to the lineup without being put on the DL as originally thought, manager Clint Hurdle insists that it is not because of any complications.
"This is all part of the original injury. There have been no new
complications," manager Clint Hurdle said. "We'll have more information
when we get home and he's seen by our doctors."
Adrew Lambo, who is one for nine in four games with the Pirates this season, was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis, to take Marte's spot on the roster.
Marte batted .257 with 5 home runs and 17 rbi's last season. This year, he is batting .282 with a league leading 10 triples. He also has 25 doubles, 11 home runs, 33 rbi's and 35 stolen bases in 118 games.
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Starting Pitcher: Christian Henriquez, LHP (4-1, 1.72) 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 0 HR
Top Hitter: Rudy Guzman, LF (.275) – 2-for-4, 2 RBI
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