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    2014 Avg.
    .291
     
    Career Avg.
    .282
    Name  Starling Marte
    Born  10/9/1988
    Height  6-1
    Weight  185
    Number  6
    Position  LF
    Bats  R
    Throws  R
    Cold9/13/2014 4:33:00 PM
    Description: Pirates outfielder Starling Marte is not in the starting lineup again on Saturday.
    Insight: Marte has been out with a sore elbow since a pitch hit him in his left elbow on Thursday. X-rays were negative, which is obviously a good thing. Marte could possibly pinch run against the Cubs Saturday.
     
    Cold8/31/2014 9:26:00 AM
    Description: Pittsburgh outfielder Starling Marte is hitless in 14 at-bats against Reds ace Johnny Cueto.
    Insight: Marte is batting .337 over the past four weeks even though he's just 3-for-16 this week. Avoid him Sunday.
     
    Hot8/24/2014 6:21:00 PM
    Description: Pittsburgh outfielder Starling Marte has gone 26-for-70 (.371) with six doubles, a triple, four homers, 10 RBI and four steals in August.
    Insight: Marte went 1-for-3 with a homer and two RBI Sunday at Milwaukee. He was hitting .255 with a .713 OPS when he went on the DL with a concussion, but he's up to .276 with a .782 OPS after Sunday's game.
     
    Hot8/23/2014 9:45:00 AM
    Description: Pittsburgh outfielder Starling Marte went 2-for-3 with a walk, a steal and three runs scored Friday against the Brewers.
    Insight: Marte has batted .371 with 10 extra-base hits, eight RBI, 17 runs and three steals since he returned from a concussion. He's raised his average from .255 to .274 and his OPS from .713 to .775 in that span.
     
    Hot8/22/2014 11:28:00 AM
    Description: Pittsburgh outfielder Starling Marte is a career 3-for-19 (.158) hitter against Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo.
    Insight: Marte had a six-game hitting streak before going 0-for-4 on Thursday against the Braves. He is still hitting .393 in his last seven games.
     
    Hot8/18/2014 10:11:00 PM
    Description: Pittsburgh outfielder Starling Marte went 3-for-4 with a double and two solo homers Monday against Atlanta.
    Insight: Marte has been remarkably hot since he returned from a concussion. going 19-for-51 (.373) with six doubles, a triple, three homers, eight RBI, 13 runs and two steals in 14 games.
     
    Hot8/15/2014 10:22:00 PM
    Description: Pittsburgh outfielder Starling Marte hit his first homer since June 13 Friday against the Nationals.
    Insight: Marte has gone 13-for-39 (.333) with four doubles, a homer, five RBI, two steals and nine runs since he returned from a concussion on Aug. 5.
     
    Hot8/11/2014 10:49:00 PM
    Description: Pittsburgh outfielder Starling Marte has gone 9-for-25 (.360) with three doubles and a triple since he returned from a concussion.
    Insight: Marte went 2-for-4 with a triple, a walk, three RBI, two runs and a steal Monday against the Tigers.
     
    8/5/2014 4:45:00 PM
    Description: Pittsburgh left fielder Starling Marte has been activated from the concussion list and will start in center field for the injured Andrew McCutchen.
    Insight: Marte was hit in the helmet with a pitch on July 18 and was placed on the DL a few days later due to a concussion.
     
    8/5/2014 3:29:00 PM
    Description: Pittsburgh left fielder Starling Marte has been activated from the concussion list.
    Insight: Marte was hit in the helmet with a pitch on July 18 and was placed on the DL a few days later due to a concussion. He shouls move into the lineup with Josh Harrison taking Pedro Alvarez's spot at the hot corner.
     
    7/31/2014 7:13:00 PM
    Description: Pittsburgh left fielder Starling Marte (concussion) will start a four-game rehab assignment Saturday with Triple-A Indianapolis, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
    Insight: Marte was hit in the helmet with a pitch on July 18 and was placed on the DL a few days later due to a concussion. If all goes well, he'll return on Aug. 6 against Miami.
     
    7/29/2014 9:26:00 PM
    Description: Pittsburgh left fielder Starling Marte (concussion) is eligible to return from the disabled list Wednesday, but manager Clint Hurdle is not optimistic he'll be ready, according to Jenn Menendez of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
    Insight: Marte was hit in the helmet with a pitch on July 18 and was placed on the DL a few days later due to a concussion.
     
    7/23/2014 3:39:00 PM
    Description: Pittsburgh left fielder Starling Marte (head) will be placed on the disabled list, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
    Insight: Marte was hit in the helmet with a pitch Friday night and is out of the lineup Wednesday for the fourth time in the past five games.
     
    7/22/2014 3:15:00 PM
    Description: Pittsburgh left fielder Starling Marte (head) is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
    Insight: Marte was hit in the helmet with a pitch Friday night and didn't play much over the weekend, but returned Monday. This could just be a rountine day off
     
    7/21/2014 3:34:00 PM
    Description: Pittsburgh left fielder Starling Marte (head) was out Sunday and was listed as questionable for Monday's game against the LA Dodgers, but he's in the starting lineup batting second and playing in left field.
    Insight: Marte was hit in the helmet with a pitch Friday night. He did get into Sunday's game as a pinch hitter (walked) and therefore we knew he was close to returning.
     
    7/21/2014 10:33:00 AM
    Description: Pittsburgh left fielder Starling Marte (head) was out Sunday and is questionable for Monday's game against the LA Dodgers.
    Insight: Marte was hit in the helmet with a pitch Friday night. He did get into Sunday's game as a pinch hitter (walked) and therefore may be close to returning.
     
    7/20/2014 12:13:00 PM
    Description: Pittsburgh left fielder Starling Marte (head) is out Sunday.
    Insight: Marte was hit in the helmet with a pitch Friday night. Manager Clint Hurdle said Marte will work out before Sunday's game and could be available off the bench, which is a sign he's avoided a concussion.
     
    7/19/2014 6:43:00 PM
    Description: Pittsburgh left fielder Starling Marte is not in Saturday's starting lineup. Josh Harrison will join Andrew McCutchen and Gregory Polanco in the outfield.
    Insight: Marte was hit in the helmet with a pitch Friday night and the team will play it safe. He's batting a productive .258 with 40 runs scored, five homers, 34 RBI and 21 SB.
     
    7/13/2014 12:59:00 PM
    Description: Pittsburgh left fielder Starling Marte (bereavement) will rejoin the team Wednesday, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
    Insight: Marte has been away from the team due to the passing of his mother-in-law since July 9. The outfielder's average has dropped from .280 in 2013 to .256 due to an increase in strikeout rate from 24.4 percent to 27.7 percent.
     
    7/9/2014 8:18:00 PM
    Description: Pittsburgh left fielder Starling Marte was placed on the bereavement list on Wednesday. SOURCE: Rob Biertempfel, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
    Insight: Marte will be out for at least the next three days, including Wednesday, due to the death of his mother-in-law.
     

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      News Now: Media General CEO talks about his career, future for company Video included

      Updated:

      In December, LIN Media and Media General merged to create the second largest broadcasting company in the country. The former CEO and President of LIN Media, Vince Sadusky, was placed at the helm of the new and improved Media General. More>>

      Bill Schifino, Jr talks about being President-Elect of the Florida Bar Video included

      Updated:

      Earlier this month, Bill Schifino, Jr. was announced as the 2015-16 President-Elect of the Florida Bar. Schifino comes to this position with a strong resume. More>>

      Trio sets off on 900 mile trek across Florida Video included

      Updated:

      Joe Guthrie, Mallory Lykes Dimmitt, and Carlton Ward Jr. are embarking on a journey of a lifetime. The trio are setting off on a 70-day, 900 mile trek across the state???without any automobiles.
      More>>

      How this guide dog helps one blind triathlete chase her Paralympic dream

      Updated:

      Every time Paralympic hopeful Amy Dixon makes it to the end of another grueling triathlon, she knows her trusty companion will be waiting for her at the finish line. Sixteen years after she lost vision in her right eye, which she says she viewed as "a death sentence" at the time,  More>>

      Legoland Florida hotel to open in spring; built for kids

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      Updated:

      Legoland Florida Hotel will welcome its first guests a month earlier than previously expected.During an announcement Thursday, Legoland executives announced May 15 as the revised opening date.  More>>

      3 rhinos escape from safari zoo, return safely Video included

      Updated:

      Three rhinoceroses escaped from their site at a safari zoo in Israel this week, NBC reported.  More>>

      VIRAL VIDEO: Bossy 4-year-old girl feeds 6 pit bull dogs

      Little Girl Controls Pit Bull Dogs | Future Dog Trainer, Jukin Video on YouTube Little Girl Controls Pit Bull Dogs | Future Dog Trainer, Jukin Video on YouTube
      Updated:

      A video of a very authoritative 4-year-old girl feeding six very obedient pit pulls in the middle of a kitchen has gone viral on the web and is prompting a heated debate about the pit bull breed.
      More>>

      8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | January 17-18 Video included

      Updated:

      See 8 fun things happening this weekend in Tampa Bay!
      More>>

      'Birdman,' 'Budapest' top Oscar nominations with 9 nods each

      Updated:

      Two extravagant comedies, "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel," tied for the most Oscar nominations Thursday morning with nine nods each, including best picture. More>>

      109th Tarpon Springs Epiphany: Schedule of Events, Road Closures

      TARPON SPRINGS EPIPHANY CELEBRATION 2011 photo by Sue Thomas TARPON SPRINGS EPIPHANY CELEBRATION 2011 photo by Sue Thomas
      Updated:

      The 109th Epiphany celebration begins Monday, January 5 with the Arrival of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios and the blessing of the fleet and continues on Tuesday, January 6 with Epiphany Services, Procession, Cross Dive and Glendi Celebration.  More>>

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