Starling Marte Will Join the Pirates in Houston Tomorrow, Meek Demoted

Per Kristy Robinson on Twitter, the Pittsburgh Pirates are expected to call up outfielder Starling Marte tomorrow. Marte is hitting for a .286/.348/.500 line this year in 384 at-bats in Triple-A.

UPDATE: Evan Meek has been demoted and the Pirates have officially announced the move.

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  • http://twitter.com/buccoboy22 Sam Talarigo

    Can’t wait for this Astros series! Wandy and Marte plus maybe another newcomer? Exciting time to be a Pirates fan

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=72405411 Ian Rothermund

    Exciting! Let’s hope for a hot streak that lasts into October. If this is the case, Walker leading off?

  • http://www.facebook.com/kirk.vandergrift Kirk Lee

    Wow, for better or worse, things are happening fast these days… It’s officially on.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kirk.vandergrift Kirk Lee

    Surprised they called him up for an away series. Why didn’t they showcase him today in Pittsburgh?

    • http://www.facebook.com/jpanariello5 Joe Panariello

      I figure the reason they did not showcase him this past series is because the Cubs are on a hot streak and that includes their pitching. You would not want him coming up into a 0-10 slump right off the bat. Get him comfortable in a 4-game series against one of the worst rotations in baseball and make him feel comfortable when he actually goes up against a contender.

  • PiratesFan

    Great! I’d much rather see him on the active roster than Gorkys, who I assume is being demoted.

    • http://www.facebook.com/carl.reagle Carl Reagle

      My guess is Sutton is getting released.

      • mikez09

        wont happen

    • piratemike

      Gorkys Hernandez is the best outfielder in baseball.
      Did you see that play today? Jim Edmons or anyother great outfielder would have had to make a diving over the shoulder catch that would have made the highlights reel.
      Gorkys came out of nowhere …..I was watching the flight of the ball off the bat and it was a clear gap double,at least………and unbelievably Gorkys made that catch. Even now I think I have witnessed one of the the most underrated plays I have ever seen.
      If Gorkys was playing that day in centerfield for the Giants instead of Willy Mays that play would have just been a routine out.
      I would pay to watch this guy play.

      • HoratioSky

        That is a bold statement but I too get chills watching this guy track down fly balls. His range is great because his angles are perfect, and he keeps at 100% speed while watching the ball. I have never seen anyone hold their speed like him.

      • PiratesFan

        Too bad he can’t hit….

        • BarryJT

          Though it would be nice to see him get some consistent ABs just to make sure.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=72405411 Ian Rothermund

        Personally, I’d rather see Presley go down if the intention is for Marte to start. Could you imagine a lead after the 7th? An outfield of McCutchen, Marte, and Hernandez. Game over.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jpanariello5 Joe Panariello

    Alright, I understand that Evan Meek gets demoted that’s one spot. Who’s spot does Wandy take?

    • TonyPenaforHOF

      Gorky’s

  • TonyPenaforHOF

    Thought they might wait until the end of August after most of the AAA season is over. Good luck Starling!!!

  • Brian Krueger

    Awesome!! Marte and McCutchen…..wow….And you know Wandy will absolutely dominate his former team….that’s just the way it works….like Maholm against Bucs Tues.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dominic.johns.10 Dominic Johns

    I am highly apposed to bringing Marte up. It is too early.

    • mikez09

      opposed?

    • http://www.facebook.com/carl.reagle Carl Reagle

      I am highly opposed to you talking about baseball.

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