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.
Lineup: Holt 4, Marte 7, McCutchen 8, Jones 9, Sanchez 3, Alvarez 5, Barajas 2, Harrison 6, Burnett 1....Marte expected to come off DL today— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) September 7, 2012
Here is the Cubs' projected lineup:
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