Latest Update Starling Marte (concussion) will begin a four-game rehab stint Saturday Thu Jul, 31, 06:55 PM
Has great athleticism and is a budding five-tool player. Owns a good power/speed package and can play very good defensive in the outfield.
Flaws: : Needs to cut down on his strikeout totals and learn how to take more pitches in order to maximize his vast big-league upside.
Well that's a good sign for an impending return for Marte. He'll take a few games in the minors to make sure he stays symptom-free and knock some of the rust off before he heads back to Pittsburgh. Barring any setbacks, he should be ready for activation by the middle of next week.Analyst: Howard Bender
Marte is eligible to come off the 7-day concussion DL Wednesday and took batting practice prior to Tuesday's game. He also ran the bases, but still, manager Clint Hurdle is not convinced that his left fielder is 100-percent ready. Consider him day-to-day for now but it looks like he should be back by the end of the week.Analyst: Howard Bender
Marte has been out with a concussion, but appears to be making progress towards a return. The Pirates--and fantasy owners--could use him healthy and productive down the stretch, but he won't return until he is fully cleared. He won't be activated when first eligible on Wednesday; early August seems more likely.Analyst: David Kerr
Marte last appeared in a game back on July 22nd but reportedly initially suffered the concussion on July 18th. On the season Marte is hitting .255 with 40 runs, five home runs, 34 RBI and 21 stolen bases. Despite not being activated tomorrow Marte was on the field prior to Tuesday's game taking batting practice and doing fielding and running drills so assuming all went well his return should be imminent. Analyst: Jonathan Impemba