Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 9/20/14
Where was Starling Marte as the Pittsburgh Pirates were getting obliterated by the San Francisco Giants?  He wasn't hiding.  He was resting up some sore ribs.  Marte had been solid in the first two games of the Pirates' series against the Giants.  He went 5 for 9 with a home run.  However, he couldn't go last night, and the team did not see a need to use him as a pinch-hitter. Rob Biertemfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review says Martre is listed as day-to-day.  The Pirates take on the Los Angeles Dodgers tonight in LA.  There has been no word yet on whether Marte will play in tonight's game.  He may rest another day because of the cross-country turnaround without a day off, but the Pirates should announce his status later today. Marte has been a joy to watch since being called up last season.  He struggled at times in 2012, but you could see the raw talent waiting to break out.  This season, he's been much better.  The 24-year old is hitting ,289/.357/.426 with six home runs.  Marte hit five home runs in 47 games last season.  He should be a double-digit home run type player, but that will come with time. Blogging for Susie Marte was a top-100 prospect leading up to last season according to Baseball America.  He was top-50 according to MLB.com.  Either way, the Pirates are excited about what they have in Marte, and they will surely be cautious with any injury he sustains - even sore ribs.  Troy Tulowitzki was battling sore ribs with the Rockies and will now be placed on the DL with a fracture.  There's no telling what can come of a seemingly minor injury. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?

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