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Pirates' Marte named to Sporting News NL All-Star team

| Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, 1:51 p.m.
The Pirates' Starling Marte watches after hitting a solo home run against Brewers pitcher Carlos Torres during the eighth inning Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, in Milwaukee.
The Pirates' Starling Marte watches after hitting a solo home run against Brewers pitcher Carlos Torres during the eighth inning Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, in Milwaukee.

Pirates outfielder Starling Marte was named to the Sporting News National League All-Star team Wednesday.

The team was chosen by a panel of 27 NL executives prior to the postseason. Marte was the only Pirate to make the 10-player team.

Marte posted career bests in batting average (.311), on-base percentage (.362) and steals (47) in 2016, though his power declined and he ended the season on the disabled list due to a back injury.

Buster Posey (Giants, catcher), Freddie Freeman (Braves, first base), Daniel Murphy (Nationals, second base), Corey Seager (Dodgers, shortstop), Kris Bryant (Cubs, third base), Christian Yelich (Marlins, outfield), Yoenis Cespedes (Mets, outfield), Max Scherzer (Nationals, starting pitcher) and Kenley Jansen (Dodgers, relief pitcher) rounded out the team.

Travis Sawchik is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at tsawchik@tribweb.com or via Twitter @Sawchik_Trib.

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