Marté returns to D’Backs after several days away

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Starling Marté had to deal with a tragedy earlier this year. His wife died as she was waiting for surgery for a broken ankle when she suffered a heart attack and passed away.

Marté returned to the Diamondbacks on Friday. He missed four days due to undisclosed reasons.

Former Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marté grounds out against the Milwaukee Brewers
Starling Marté grounds out against the Milwaukee Brewers (Getty Images)

There was some concern that he may have been in contact with someone, who may have contracted the coronavirus. In addition, there was concern that he may have had the coronavirus himself and was in isolation due to MLB’s testing protocol.

Whatever the case may be, the 31-year-old is back with his teammates. He appears to be using America’s Pastime to overcome the loss of his wife.

Marté – who was traded to the Diamomdbacks in the off-season from the Pittsburgh Pirates – appears to be the team’s starting center field, according to the depth chart on the Diamondbacks website. He is listed on the depth chart above Ketel Marte and Tim Locastro.

Before baseball was shut down for the coronavirus, Marté had a .200 batting average with one RBI in eight games during spring training. He had just four hits in 20 at-bats.

He spent eight seasons with the Pirates before the trade to the Diamondbacks. He has a career . 287 batting average with 108 home runs and 420 RBIs in 953 games.

Marté and the Diamondback will begin their 60-game season later this month. Arizona kicks off their shortened season on July 24th against the San Diego Padres in San Diego, California.

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