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Pirates lose outfielder Starling Marte to disabled list

Aug 24, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT

Pittsburgh Pirates' Marte reacts after being caught trying to steal third base against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the ninth inning of their National League MLB baseball game in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Reuters

The Pirates will be without a key piece for at least another 10 days after placing Starling Marte on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a hand contusion.

Andrew Lambo was recalled to replace him on the roster.

Marte was injured last Sunday when he was hit on the left hand by a pitch.  He’d been available to pinch-run since, but the Pirates declined to use him in case the DL stint became necessary. Since he hadn’t made an appearance since the injury, he’ll be eligible to rejoin the team on Sept. 3.

The 24-year-old Marte has been the Pirates’ everyday left fielder and leadoff hitter this season. He’s hitting .282/.343/.443, and he’s third in the NL with 35 steals and tied for seventh with 79 runs scored.

Lambo is seeing his second stint in the majors after going 1-for-9 in four games earlier this month. He’s hit 32 homers in the minors this year, 18 of them coming in Triple-A. He’ll share time with Felix Pie in left until Marte returns.

  1. Stiller43 - Aug 24, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    “…he’ll be eligible to rejoin the team on Aug. 3.”

    Sep 3rd

    • Matthew Pouliot - Aug 24, 2013 at 7:38 PM

      Whoops. Thanks!

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  2. sfbookreviews - Aug 24, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    Had a feeling this was coming when they called up Pie. Hopefully he’s ready when he’s eligible.

  3. themanchine - Aug 24, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Hopefully Lambo can lock down RF

  4. steelers88 - Aug 24, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    MARTE PARTAY!

  5. drone501 - Aug 25, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    they need some home cooking.

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