In the Dominican on Sunday, Starling Marte returned to the lineup one day after leaving early due to a hit-by-pitch. Marte was hit in the helmet during the eighth inning of a tie game on Saturday night, then after running the bases, he left for a defensive replacement. On Sunday, Marte was once again hit by a pitch, this time from former Pirate pitcher Radhames Liz. Marte stayed in the game and homered in his next at-bat, his second home run of the winter. He finished the day going 2-for-4 with two runs scored and his first stolen base. Through ten games, he is 6-for-39 with four extra-base hits and a 1:13 BB/SO ratio. Here is video of the homer:

Jung-Ho Kang returned to the lineup after his second game on the bench over the past week. He went...

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