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Pirates place Starling Marte on concussion disabled list

Jul 23, 2014, 7:19 PM EDT

Pirates outfielder Starling Marte took a pitch off his helmet last Friday night. A concussion was initially ruled out — the Bucs were instead calling it “head trauma” — but now there’s this

Marte also suffered a head injury in late June when he collided with the knee of Rays infielder Sean Rodriguez while trying to steal second base, so it’s best to play this one safe. The speedy 25-year-old has posted a disappointing .255/.328/.385 batting line in 86 games this season after batting .280/.343/.441 in 135 games last season. Marte has tallied 74 stolen bases in 268 career games at the major league level.

  1. rbj1 - Jul 23, 2014 at 7:38 PM

    For all of Selig’s faults (and they are legion) the concussion DL is a good idea.

  2. jerze2387 - Jul 23, 2014 at 8:49 PM

    Coming from a White Sox fan, mo condolences on having Brent Morel on your active roster

  3. agoodstein - Jul 24, 2014 at 8:07 AM

    Pirates also lost Cheesy Chester to the 15 Day DL last night. I’m having trouble deciding which is a bigger loss to the team right now.

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