News and Rumors

Starling Marte Removed From Tonight’s Altoona Game

Starling Marte Removed From Tonight’s Altoona Game

Marte was pulled from tonight's game.

Pittsburgh Pirates outfield prospect Starling Marte was been removed from tonight's Altoona Curve game in the fifth inning for pinch hitter Brad Chalk.  Naturally, at this time of the year, when a player is removed, people start thinking "trade".  Marte was hit with a pitch to lead off the game, although he stuck around until the fifth, so his removal doesn't seem to be injury related.  He got a single in the third, and the only out he recorded was in the second.  The 4th inning consistent of two ground outs and a strikeout, so there wasn't a ball hit to Marte before he was pulled.

Jenifer Langosch reports that she has heard the move isn't injury or trade related.  That leaves open two possibilities: disciplinary or a promotion.  It doesn't s...

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a FREE copy of the 2016 Prospect Guide. We also have a promotion with DraftKings where you can get a FREE one-year subscription to the site by signing up as a new DraftKings customer and making a $5 minimum deposit.  Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

News and Rumors

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

More in News and Rumors

Alen Hanson will get some time in the outfield this year.

Prospect Notes: Hanson’s Outfield Progress, Williams and Brault Injury Updates

Tim WilliamsMay 16, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Alen Hanson Recalled, Starling Marte Placed on Paternity List

Tim WilliamsMay 16, 2016
Mitch Keller TW 42716

Keller and Waddell Win Pitcher of the Month Awards

John DrekerMay 5, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Pirates Fans, Theo Epstein Sends His Condolences

James SantelliMay 2, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

John Holdzkom Reportedly Signs With White Sox

John DrekerApril 18, 2016
Chad Kuhl 022916

Chad Kuhl Joins Indianapolis From Extended Spring Training

John DrekerApril 14, 2016

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2015 Pirates Prospects