Clint Hurdle said pre-game that the Pirates have a tentative schedule for Starling Marte's return to action, and that he has been doing some work with a bat, albeit one-handed work.
Starling Marte is making progress in his return to active duty. (Photo by: David Hague)
"Took one-hand swings in the cage yesterday with his good hand, getting better. Everything’s projected right now. He’s done all his cardio work, running work. To get the other hand on the bat, we’re hoping to do that maybe this weekend. Start with some dry swings, see where that takes us and then maybe, maybe if that goes well, sometimes towards the back-end of next week, get him out on a rehab. I mean, that’s speculation."
It's speculation, but it's good speculation for the Pirates to get arguably the league's best lea...
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