The Miami Marlins could be without outfielder Starling Marte after he reportedly broke his left hand Wednesday.
Marte was hit by a 92-mph fastball from Cubs reliever Dan Winkler during the Marlins' 5-1 series-opening win in Chicago. He immediately left the game, and ESPN reported several hours later that he sustained a fracture.
"'Star' has been hit three times on that hand since we acquired him (on Aug. 31 from the Arizona Diamondbacks)," Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. "And he got hit in the head the other day.
"He's been like a target almost, but he's been bouncing back from everything."
The Marlins acquired Marte from the Diamondbacks at the trade deadline, and he proceeded to hit .245 with four homers, 13 RBIs and five stolen bases in 28 games with the club. He finished with six homers and 27 RBIs in 61 games overall this season.
Before his injury, Marte was 2-for-4 with a double and a run against the Cubs.
Monte Harrison replaced Marte after he left the game.
--Field Level Media