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Pirates outfielder Starling Marte shut down in Dominican League

| Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, 7:51 p.m.
Pirates left fielder Starling Marte breaks his bat on an RBI single during the seventh inning against the Orioles Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, at PNC Park.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Pirates left fielder Starling Marte breaks his bat on an RBI single during the seventh inning against the Orioles Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, at PNC Park.

A hand injury forced outfielder Starling Marte to be shut down during the Dominican Winter League.

Marte's team, Leones del Escogido, tweeted the Pirates ordered Marte to stop playing after he cut his left hand Friday. Marte had been scheduled to play for Escogido until Thursday.

"By order of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Starling Marte will not continue playing. They finalized their permission as a precaution, due to the cut that he suffered in his left hand last Friday. Marte was scheduled to play until December 21," the tweet read in Spanish.

In 30 games, Marte batted .277 with a .771 OPS. He went to the DWL in part of make up for the time he missed during the regular season with the Pirates after he was suspended for failing a steroids test.

Rob Biertempfel is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at rbiertempfel@tribweb.com or via Twitter @BiertempfelTrib.

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