Tue, 05 Aug 2014 12:06:06 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte (concussion) was activated from the 7-day concussion disabled list Tuesday, August 5.
Fantasy Tip: Marte has struggled this season, but he should be owned in the majority of formats. He remains an excellent source of stolen bases, and he has the potential to finish strongly.
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 13:48:49 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates are expected to place OF Andrew McCutchen (oblique) on the 15-day disabled list because of an oblique injury, and he could be out at least three to four weeks, according to a source.
Fantasy Tip: Starling Marte likely will take over in center field when he comes off the seven-day disabled list. Travis Snider likely will see most of the playing time while McCutchen is out but could also be part of a platoon with a right-handed hitter. Jose Tabata, Michael Martinez, Jayson Nix and Matt Hague are options to see playing time as part of a platoon but likely would only be options in NL-only leagues. Owners in deeper mixed leagues should look to add Snider if they have the chance.
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 09:24:11 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte (concussion) went 1-for-4 in his rehab game with Triple-A Indianapolis Sunday, Aug. 3.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:05:53 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte (concussion) will begin a four-game rehab stint Saturday, August 2, with Triple-A Indianapolis.
Fantasy Tip: It has been a disappointing sophomore campaign for Marte. He should be owned in the majority of formats, though, and he could finish strong. Expect him back the middle of next week. He shouldn't be started this week in weekly lineup leagues. Josh Harrison could see decreased playing time when Marte returns.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:05:37 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte (concussion) might not be ready to come off the 7-day concussion disabled list when eligible Wednesday, July 30, manager Clint Hurdle said.
Fantasy Tip: Marte had his first full workout Tuesday, and the team will see how he feels Wednesday. Fantasy owners in weekly leagues have a few days to see when he returns and how he responds before making a decision on him for next week.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:57:53 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Pittsburgh Pirates placed OF Starling Marte (head) on the 7-day concussion disabled list Wednesday, July 23.
Fantasy Tip: With Marte sidelined, Travis Snider made the start in left field and was in the two-hole. Snider is likely to benefit the most from Marte's absence, and is a good short-term pick-up in NL-only leagues. In daily salary cap leagues, Snider has a minimal salary with most providers, and he could be a steal for a few days if he gets regular at-bats.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:08:32 -0700
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte (head) underwent a concussion test, and the team is waiting for the results of the test before placing him on the disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Marte likely would still miss a few games if he does not go on the disabled list. Owners should consider taking him out of the lineup for the rest of the week even if he stays on the active roster.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:27:56 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte (head) will be placed on the disabled list, but it is not known if it will be the seven-day disabled list or the 15-day disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Travis Snider may receive more playing time while Marte is out of the lineup. Josh Harrison could also receive some playing time in the outfield but could also play third base, depending on Pedro Alvarez's injury. Snider should help in NL-only leagues but may not have much value in mixed leagues.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:47:04 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte (head) is not in the lineup Wednesday, July 23. OF Travis Snider is in left field and hitting second.
Fantasy Tip: He's still presumably suffering from the head injury he incurred over the weekend, though managerial decisions also have cost him playing time of late.
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 08:28:04 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte (head) is not in the starting lineup Sunday, July 20. Manager Clint Hurdle said Marte will work out before the game and could be available off the bench.