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Starling Marte

Starling Marte broke into the Major Leagues with a bang. The Pirates outfielder homered on July 26 to deep left-center field in Houston on the first swing of his major league career.

Since then it has been a mixed bag for the 24 year old outfielder. He is currently batting .253 with five home runs and 17 RBI, he has also swiped 10 bases. Marte went on the 15 day DL on August 19 with an oblique injury. Out for 19 days he was reinstated on September 7. He struggled a bit after coming back from the injury. "It feels much better now," Marte reported. "My timing is better and I'm...

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