Marlins’ Starling Marte fractures on arm by pitch vs. Cubs per report

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The Miami Marlins won their first playoff game on Wednesday since 2003, beating the Chicago Cubs 5–1 in Game 1 of the Wild Card Series. While the Marlins have every reason to feel good about the win, they may suffer a significant loss in the process.

Outfielder Starling Marte, whom Miami acquired in a surprise trade deadline deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks, hit his left arm after a foul pitch in the ninth inning. Marte’s injury was originally listed as an illusion, but X-rays have confirmed that he has a fracture, According to Jeff Passon of ESPN. According to Pasan, Marte could try to play either way.

Marte, who turned 32 in early October, has hit six home runs with .281 / .340 / .430 and 10 stolen bases in a season. Their markings with Miami were worse (.245 / .286 / .415), although they came in a smaller sample. It is worth noting that Wednesday’s hit-by-pitch was related to Mart’s second theme of the week. He was hit by a pitch in the helmet during the Marlins season finale against the New York Yankees on Sunday. Mart was deemed fine after that incident.

If Marte is unable to continue, the Marlins will most likely turn to Monte Harrison or Magnarios Sierra. Of the two, Sierra has fared better this season: posting 91 OPS + is almost an equal (47 vs. 44) amount compared to Harrison’s 35 points.

In exchange for Marte, the Marlins sent three pitchers to Arizona: left-handed veteran Caleb Smith and prospects Humberto Mejia and Julio Frase.

Marte is on contract for an additional season with a $ 12.5 million club option. The Marlins could optionally purchase that option for $ 1 million.

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