Miami Marlins focus defender Starling Marte had his left hand broken by a fastball in the ninth inning of Wednesday’s 5-1 win over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.
The group says Marte has a non-dislodged break of his fifth metacarpal – the bone that leads into the pinkie finger – however is idealistic and as yet thinking of him as everyday after the Marlins took a 1-0 lead in their National League Wild Card Series.
It has been an extreme week for Marte, who got the beginning Wednesday in Chicago after he was hit on the facade of his head protector by a fastball during Sunday’s customary season finale against the New York Yankees.
“Star has been hit, I think, multiple times on that hand since we obtained him, and afterward he gets hit in the head a day or two ago,” Marlins director Don Mattingly said.
“He’s been similar to an objective nearly. Yet, he’s been skipping back from everything else, so ideally we get great outcomes with all the fixings and we’ll see where he’s at.”
On Wednesday, Marte, 31, was hit by Cubs reliever Dan Winkler.
Marte was in clear agony and immediately withdrew down the clubhouse burrow and went through X-beams in the hand. He was supplanted by Monte Harrison.
Marte, procured at the exchange cutoff time from the Arizona Diamondbacks, hit .281 with 6 grand slams, 27 RBIs and 10 taken bases this season.
Mattingly, in his postgame accessibility, declined to offer points of interest on what he’d do with his setup if Marte stays out, rather zeroing in the group accomplishment in exploiting out and about.
“We need to continue pushing ahead. Clearly, today is a major success,” Mattingly said. “In a three-game set, you need that initial one and it places you in a decent spot.”
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