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Winter Leagues: Update On Marte’s Back Injury

Winter Leagues: Update On Marte’s Back Injury

In the Dominican League yesterday, there was news on two Pirates players. Gregory Polanco will rejoin his Escogido team today and Starling Marte was shut down by the Pirates due to his back injury. Marte left last Saturday's game early then missed Sunday's game and sat out on Monday. His team was off on Tuesday and he returned to the lineup Wednesday, though he left early with the score out of hand. Marte was the designated hitter on Thursday, but he sat out the last two days.

Marte was shut down by the Pirates this weekend (Photo Credit: David Hague)

According to Leo Lopez, Marte was shut down by request of the Pirates until further notice as a precaution. Marte said in an interview on Friday that it was a minor issue with his back. He said late Saturday that he hasn't felt very wel...

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