Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte left Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers due to back discomfort but is ready to return to action.

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Marte Active vs. Giants

Monday, Aug. 15

Adam Berry of MLB.com noted Marte is starting in left field and batting fifth against San Francisco.

Marte Is Valuable Piece for Pirates’ Playoff Push

The 27-year-old continues delivering at the plate and in the field for Pittsburgh. In 107 games, he’s batting .316 with seven home runs and 39 RBI. According to FanGraphs, his 3.3 WAR is highest on the team among qualified position players.

While the Pirates have no shot at catching the Chicago Cubs in the National League Central, Pittsburgh currently sits 1.5 games out of the NL’s second wild-card spot.

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