Cubs Vs. Pirates: Starling Marte Returns From Disabled List

Mar 4, 2012; Bradenton, FL, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates rookie center fielder Starling Marte (64) hits the ball to left field during the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at McKechnie Field. The Blue Jays defeated the Pirates 8-5. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE

Starling Marte is expected to come off the disabled list on Friday.

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte will be returning to the lineup on Friday night against the Chicago Cubs after spending time on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained oblique muscle. Marte sustained the injury during a game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Aug. 18.

Since being called up from Triple-A Indianapolis on July 26, Marte had registered a .253 batting average with four home runs and 10 RBI in 23 games played.

He is expected to bat second tonight in the lineup.

Here is the Cubs' projected lineup:

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