Wed, 02 Apr 2014 19:05:15 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates are confident using OF Travis Snider in the second spot of the order, bridging the gap between leadoff hitter OF Starling Marte and third spot hitter OF Andrew McCutchen. "We're optimistic that the (on-base percentage) will play out in the major league level close to what it was in the minor leagues," manager Clint Hurdle said. "He had the best spring we've seen. Moved around in the outfield and on the bases the best since we've had him."
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:44:59 -0700
Updating earlier reports, Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte's six-year deal is worth $31 million. The deal also includes two club options.
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:27:36 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to a six-year extension with OF Starling Marte, pending a physical. The deal includes at least one option year as well.
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:15:15 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates are nearing a six-year extension with OF Starling Marte.
Sun, 23 Mar 2014 01:01:01 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte has declined two offers so far for a contract extension but remains open to one. Marte, who has one year and 70 days of service time, is currently eligible for arbitration following the 2015 season and eligible for free agency after 2018.
Sun, 16 Feb 2014 20:25:08 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates manager feels it takes at least 1,500 career at-bats in the majors before a player "gets it" and can be reliably evaluated. Three projected starters who yet to reach that level of at-bats is OF Jose Tabata (1,380 at-bats), OF Starling Marte (677 at-bats) and SS Jordy Mercer (395 at-bats).
Wed, 18 Sep 2013 08:16:47 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte (hand) started his first game Tuesday, Sept. 17, since suffering a contusion on his right index finger Aug. 18. Marte went 1-for-3 in the game.
Sat, 14 Sep 2013 17:21:45 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte (hand) took some swings before the team's game Saturday, Sept. 14, and could return to the lineup in a few days. Manager Clint Hurdle said Marte may have to deal with some pain during the rest of the season.
Fri, 13 Sep 2013 10:54:33 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte (hand) took swings in a simulated game Thursday, Sept. 12, and was looking good, according to manager Clint Hurdle. "I don't know how much pain he's going through," Hurdle said. "We're going to find out more about that as well. We'll find out what the level of pain was."
Fantasy Tip: Marte still isn't 100 percent, so for now, expect him to continue serving as a late-inning defensive replacement or pinch runner.
Sat, 07 Sep 2013 18:41:06 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated SP Starling Marte (hand, finger) from the 15-day disabled list.