Starling Marte has received permission(link is in Spanish) from the Pittsburgh Pirates to play Winter ball in the Dominican. He will be teammates with Gregory Polanco on the Leones del Escogido club. The two will likely play alongside each other, with Marte in left field and Polanco remaining in center field.
Marte wasn't allowed to play from the start of the season due to an agreement between MLB and the Caribbean League teams known as the "Extreme Fatigue" rule. Basically, if a player gets too many at-bats during the regular season, they are put on a list of ineligible players for Winter ball. Those players are then eligible, with their team's permission, to start play on December 1st. The Extreme Fatigue rule also applies to pitchers and it has kept Stolmy Pimentel out of Winter ball...
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