Starling Marte Returns To Starting Lineup

Starling Marte

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN, Pittsburgh Pirates left fielder Starling Marte returns to the starting lineup this afternoon for the first time in the series against the Mets:

It has been an injury-riddled week for Marte, as the finger injury cost him four straight starts and he also missed a couple games last week with concussion symptoms.

In 74 games this season, Starling Marte has hit .259 with 5 HRs and 27 RBIs to go along with 18 stolen bases.

All that matters now is that the 25-year-old will slot back into the two-hole today against right-hander Bartolo Colon. He will be receiving a rare start in center with Andrew McCutchen getting a day off.