Marte hurt his hand sliding into third base on Sunday. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed outfielder Starling Marte on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Aug. 19, with a right hand contusion. Andrew Lambo has been recalled to replace Marte.
In addition to a contusion, Marte suffered a sprain of the fourth MCP ligament of his right hand. It was all part of his original injury off Arizona's Martin Prado stepping on his right hand, not a complication that developed since.
No timetable has been announced yet for Marte's return. Because his placement was backdated, he would be eligible to return Sept. 3 at the earliest.
"We'll have more information when he gets home and is seen by our doctors," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said.
Lambo was optione...
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