Marte available for Marlins; Game 2 postponed

11:57 AM ET

ESPN News Services

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.

1 Related

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 Marte was to have been replaced by Magneuris Sierra in center field for Thursday’s game, prior to it

Read More

 

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on reddit
Share on pinterest
Share on email

Scroll to Top