Latest Update Pirates are waiting to see results from concussion tests to determine if Starling Marte will have to go on the disabled list Wed Jul, 23, 04:10 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.
There are far too many conflicting reports coming out of Pittsburgh and the team's beat writers. Some are saying that Marte is fine, some are saying that he's still dealing with the head injury, some are saying both and some are saying neither It's getting a bit ridiculous that one team, often considered small market, has so many people being fed or are feeding misinformation. We'll just say that Marte is day-to-day and awaiting test results. Maybe he needs a DL stint, maybe he doesn't. Either way, he's being held out of the lineup.Analyst: Howard Bender
While manager Clint Hurdle says that he was just looking to get some at-bats for his bench players, this is a bit curious with Marte given the nature of his injury -- the head. It's also fueling additional trade speculation as there have been rumors that the Mariners are inquiring about his availability. This one has drama all over, so stay tuned for further updates. In the meantime, Travis Snider is in left field for Wednesday's game. Analyst: Howard Bender
Marte missed Saturday and Sunday's games after being hit in the head Friday. He apparently passed his concussion tests and returned to the lineup Monday but went 0-for-4 with one strikeout and really didn't look too good at the plate. He'll get the day off Tuesday while the team re-evaluates him, but if he is still on shaky ground, they may opt to put him on the 7-day DL.Analyst: Howard Bender
Marte was day-to-day after being hit in the head with a pitch, but did not have a concussion. His pinch-hit appearance Sunday was a good indicator that he'd be back in the lineup Monday, so it looks like he's good to go moving forward.Analyst: Howard Bender