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Pirates place Marte on DL with oblique strain

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The Pittsburgh Pirates placed rookie outfielder Starling Marte on the disabled list Sunday with a right oblique strain.

Marte, 23, was hitting .253 with four home runs and 10 RBIs in 23 games before the injury.

His roster spot was taken by outfielder Jose Tabata, who was recalled from Class AAA Indianapolis. Tabata, who was batting .230 in 72 major-league games this season, was hitting .237 at Triple-A.

The highly regarded Marte made his major league debut July 26 and homered on the first major-league pitch he saw. He was hitting .286 in 98 games at Class AAA Indianapolis with 12 home runs, 61 RBI and 21 stolen bases before he was called up.
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