Miami Marlins center fielder Starling Marte suffered a broken left hand when he was hit by a pitch in the ninth inning of the team’s 5-1 wild card-opening win against the Cubs on Wednesday in Chicago, a source told ESPN.
Marte, acquired at the trade deadline from the Arizona Diamondbacks, was hit on the left hand by the pitch. He was in obvious pain and quickly retreated down the clubhouse tunnel.
He was replaced by Monte Harrison.
The Marlins said after the game that Marte was set to undergo X-rays on the injury.
Marte hit .281 with 6 home runs, 27 RBIs and 10 stolen bases this season
He was deemed to be “100%” by manager Don Mattingly entering the game after he was hit by a 94-mph fastball on the front of his helmet by New York Yankees pitcher Clarke Schmidt during Sunday’s regular-season finale.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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