Tag: Starling Marte

Live Discussion: Pirates vs. Cardinals, 4:05 p.m.

PITTSBURGH — It was moving day at PNC Park on Saturday, though the PGA Tour is in Texas this week. Several players had significant changes made to their roles. Here’s the rundown: • Starling Marte was re-instated from the disabled list and will start in center field and bat third, having sufficiently recovered from his strained […]
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Starling Marte Activated from DL; Jose Osuna Optioned to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates activated center fielder Starling Marte from the 10-day disabled list on Saturday afternoon. To make room on the 25-man roster, Jose Osuna was optioned to Indianapolis. The Pirates went 4-5 without Marte in the lineup. He’s hitting .308/.366/.508 through 41 games played this season. He was out with a right oblique strain, […]
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Morning Report: Help is Starting to Arrive For the Pirates

The Pirates are almost going to have a new team soon. Josh Harrison returns today after being out a little over a month. The Pirates sent Max Moroff down yesterday, and will likely send Nick Kingham back down today to make room for Harrison. Kingham will likely go back down because Joe Musgrove is ready […]
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Injury Updates: Question Marks for Cervelli, Marte

PITTSBURGH — Nearing game-time on Wednesday, the Pirates are still unsure about the status of center fielder Starling Marte and catcher Francisco Cervelli. Both players left Tuesday’s game with injuries. Cervelli was hit by a pitch on the right forearm and Marte injured his right side while taking his first at-bat of the game. Cervelli’s […]
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Starling Marte, Francisco Cervelli Leave Tuesday’s Game Due To Injuries

PITTSBURGH — The Pirates jumped all over the White Sox early in their series opener Tuesday night at PNC Park, but all the news wasn’t good for the home side. Starling Marte and Francisco Cervelli left the game early because of injuries sustained in the early going. Marte appeared to tweak something in his torso […]
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What Should the Pirates Do at Second Base and Leadoff?

PHILADELPHIA — Since starting second baseman and leadoff hitter Josh Harrison was sidelined with a broken hand, the Pirates have gone about replacing him with a combination of Adam Frazier and Sean Rodriguez. Both of those players present their own issues in that role. Frazier can hit, with a .278 career batting average and a […]
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Saunders: What the Pirates Need To Do To Win in 2018

BRADENTON, Fla. — I’ve spent a lot of time this spring at the intersection between the popular consensus and reality when it comes to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates, as currently constructed, look to be a pretty average major-league team. The various projection systems and betting markets peg them to win somewhere around 75 games, […]
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Starling Marte Takes on a Big Role With the Pirates Now...

BRADENTON, Fla. – Starling Marte arrived at Pirate City today, a few days before the report date for position players. Marte is entering camp expected to be one of the leaders of the team on the field after the Pirates traded Andrew McCutchen this offseason. So when Marte met with the media this afternoon, a […]
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Winter Leagues Recap: Marte, Kang and Osuna Highlight a Busy Winter...

Winter league baseball wrapped up this week, so now it’s time to look back on the entire off-season. There were 22 current Pittsburgh Pirates who saw action this winter. I didn’t include any of the players like Edwin Espinal, who signed with the Detroit Tigers, or Carlos Munoz, who is still looking to sign a […]
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Where Do Starling Marte and Felipe Rivero Rank Among Their Position?

MLB Network has been posting their rankings of the top ten players at each position across the majors. It’s been going on now for over a month, but the Pittsburgh Pirates have barely been mentioned on any of the shows, so there hasn’t been anything to write about. That should change tonight when they cover […]
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