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:
— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) June 29, 2014
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.