Starling Marte looks to spark Pirates in his return

From ESPN - July 17, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte is eligible to return from his 80-game suspension for PED useon Tuesday. This is great news for the Pirates, who entered Monday's action seven games back of the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Central race.

Despite playing just 13 games before his suspension, Marte has been one of the best players at the plate and in the field for Pittsburgh.

He was one of two MLB players with at least 30 steals each of the previous four seasons (2013-16), joining Jose Altuve. He leads all Pirates offensive players in WAR, batting average, and stolen bases the past two seasons.


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