Clint Hurdle met with the media today, and said that Pittsburgh Pirates left-fielder Starling Marte had cleared the concussive tests this morning. Marte was injured last night after taking a knee to the head sliding into second base.
“We’re going to give him a day to slow down,” Hurdle said.
Marte is out of the lineup today, and Hurdle said that he won’t play at all, even as a replacement. His eventual return is still unknown. Hurdle said that he also jammed his right middle finger in the bag, and that the finger was swollen.
The Pirates replaced Marte in the lineup with Josh Harrison.