The Triple-A rehab assignment for Starling Marte has not gone quite as planned. Marte, who is recovering from a concussion, is 1-for-12 in his first three games of a four game rehab assignment. In those 12 at bats, he has struck out five times in three games.
While the statistics are not meeting goals, Indianapolis manager Dean Treanor said that there have been no health setbacks. In addition, Treanor said that the inactivity recovering from the concussion has led to Marte having issues regaining his timing at the plate.
“It’s obviously making sure that no other symptoms crop up,” Treanor said. “That is the main thing. The other thing is that, the first day, his timing was off. We want to get that timing back at the plate. He has looked fine in the outfield, but the main issues are making sure that no concussion symptoms come back and that he can make it through the games and gets that timing back.”
Treanor reported that there have been no issues with concussion symptoms or any other health issues for Marte in the rehab assignment and during the workouts during it.
With Andrew McCutchen likely going on the DL, getting Marte back to rolling in Pittsburgh is paramount. Marte started in centerfield for Indianapolis on Tuesday night, marking a possible sign of the near future for him.