Clint Hurdle on Marte’s Improvement, Harrison’s Hustle, and Hitting Leake
Aug29

Clint Hurdle on Marte’s Improvement, Harrison’s Hustle, and Hitting Leake

Starling Marte has been a huge spark to the Pittsburgh Pirates offense this month, as he has batted .363, with a 1.046 OPS in August. Clint Hurdle attributed his success to taking a better approach at the plate. “He’s become more confident in the box, understanding that there’s a game going on other than just trying to get a hit,” Hurdle said. Hurdle also added that he’s been more stubborn with his approach in the batter’s box. “The...

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Prospect Highlights: Alen Hanson Triple, Cole Strikeout, Marte in Center Field
Aug06

Prospect Highlights: Alen Hanson Triple, Cole Strikeout, Marte in Center Field

The Prospect Highlights today include one actual prospect and two Major League players on rehab at Indianapolis. We start with Alen Hanson, who hit this lead-off triple in the first inning on Sunday. He has 19 doubles, ten triples, ten homers and 20 stolen bases this season. Hanson leads the Eastern League in triples and ranks tied for tenth in stolen bases. Your browser does not support iframes. Gerrit Cole made his second rehab...

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Pirates Activate Starling Marte, Place Pedro Alvarez on the Bereavement List
Aug05

Pirates Activate Starling Marte, Place Pedro Alvarez on the Bereavement List

The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled outfielder Starling Marte and have placed Pedro Alvarez on the bereavement list, according to a team press release. Last night, Ryan Palencer wrote about how Marte wasn’t experiencing any setbacks in his rehab. He played center field yesterday for Indianapolis, and is expected to take over in center field for Pittsburgh with Andrew McCutchen expected to go on the disabled list. No word yet on...

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No Health Setbacks For Starling Marte in Rehab Stint
Aug04

No Health Setbacks For Starling Marte in Rehab Stint

The Triple-A rehab assignment for Starling Marte has not gone quite as planned. Marte, who is recovering from a concussion, is 1-for-12 in his first three games of a four game rehab assignment. In those 12 at bats, he has struck out five times in three games. While the statistics are not meeting goals, Indianapolis manager Dean Treanor said that there have been no health setbacks. In addition, Treanor said that the inactivity...

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Prospect Highlights: Starling Marte Doubles, Rojas Homers, First Look at Angel Sanchez
Aug04

Prospect Highlights: Starling Marte Doubles, Rojas Homers, First Look at Angel Sanchez

The title is “Prospect” Highlights, but occasionally we get some minor league footage of non-prospects in here. Sometimes it’s just players that make great plays like this outstanding catch from Chase d’Arnaud the other day. Other times it’s Major League players on rehab like Starling Marte today. He played his second game with Indianapolis yesterday as he comes back from the concussion he received a...

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