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Bucs lose Starling Marte to oblique injury, recall Jose Tabata

Aug 19, 2012, 2:19 PM EDT

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Starling Marte has appeared in 23 straight games with the Pirates since his promotion from Triple-A Indianapolis on July 26. But that streak will be snapped in Sunday’s series finale at Busch Stadium.

According to Michael Sanserino of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Marte has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain that he suffered in Saturday night’s 5-4 loss to the Cardinals.

Jose Tabata has been recalled to take the open roster spot despite batting just .297/.353/.354 with zero home runs and 15 RBI in 41 games on the farm.

Marte, a 23-year-old top prospect, has registered a .708 OPS with four homers, four stolen bases and 10 RBI over the first 23 games of his major league career. He should rejoin the Pirates around early September.

  1. jon623 - Aug 19, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    Hoping for a quick recovery. He is a dynamic prospect that will be, and already has been, a lot of fun to watch. It’s going to be great watching him grow into his own.

  2. redguy12588 - Aug 19, 2012 at 3:09 PM

    Pirates have been killed with injuries lately, stinks.

  3. stanggtman - Aug 20, 2012 at 1:39 AM

    Reds rule!

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