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Pirates Place Starling Marte on DL; Recall Jose Tabata


The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed outfielder Starling Marte on the fifteen-day disabled list with a strained right oblique, reports Michael Sanserino of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

To replace Marte on their roster, the Pirates recalled outfielder Jose Tabata from Triple-A.

Marte sustained the injury during Saturday’s contest against the St. Louis Cardinals. He was forced to leave that game in the bottom of the sixth inning after collecting a hit in two at-bats.

Since making his debut for the Pirates in late July, Marte has hit .253/.287/.421 with three triples and four home runs in ninety-five at-bats. Prior to being called up, the 23-year-old was hitting .286/.347/.500 for the Pirates’ Triple-A affiliate.

Tabata started the year as Pittsburgh’s regular left fielder. He figures to get most of the starts at that position with Marte on the DL, and he collected a pair of hits, including a double, over seven at-bats yesterday.