Pirates place Starling Marte on disabled list, recall Andrew Lambo
August 25, 2013 1:30 AM
Starling Marte is hit by a pitch by the Diamondbacks' Will Harris in the sixth inning last Saturday at PNC Park. He hasn't played since Sunday.
By Bill Brink Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Pirates placed outfielder Starling Marte on the 15-day disabled list because of a contusion and sprain of the fourth MCP ligament in his right hand. They recalled outfielder Andrew Lambo from Class AAA Indianapolis to take Marte's place.
The move is retroactive to Monday. Marte can return as early as Sept. 3. The recovery time for this type of injury is about two weeks.
Marte has not played since Sunday. He suffered the injury sliding into third base against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The 24-year-old is hitting .282 with a .343 on-base percentage, a league-high 10 triples, 11 home runs and 35 stolen bases.
Lambo, 25, appeared in four games with the Pirates earlier this season and had one hit, a double, in 10 plate appearances. He was optioned to the minors Aug. 18, but the Pirates could recall him before he spent 10 days on optional assignment because they put a player on the active roster on the DL.