Marte available for Marlins; Game 2 postponed

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Miami Marlins center fielder Starling Marte will be available to pinch run or play defense in Game 2 of the National League Wild Card Series against the Chicago Cubs, manager Don Mattingly told SiriusXM Radio.

Game 2 had been scheduled for Thursday, but it has been pushed to Friday because of inclement weather. The game will now be played at 2:08 p.m. ET Friday, unless it is the only wild-card game remaining. If that’s the case, it will begin at 7:08 p.m. ET. Game 3, if necessary, will be played Saturday.

Marte was hit in the left hand by a fastball and suffered a nondisplaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal — the bone that leads into the pinkie finger — in the ninth inning of Wednesday’s 5-1 win in Game 1 of the best-of-3 series at Wrigley Field.

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He was listed as day-to-day by the Marlins on Wednesday.

Mattingly, appearing on SiriusXM Radio on Thursday, said Marte probably will not take any at-bats in Game 2. Marte was to have been replaced by Magneuris Sierra in center field for Thursday’s game, prior to it

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