Pirates put Marte on DL, call up Meadows

The Pittsburgh Pirates will place center fielder Starling Marte on the 10-day disabled list as they bring up one of their top prospects on Friday, according to multiple reports.

The Pirates announced Thursday star prospect Austin Meadows was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis and would join the team before their Friday game against the San Diego Padres, but did not announce a corresponding move.

Marte left Tuesday’s game, a 7-0 win over the Chicago White Sox, after he experienced right side discomfort in the first inning.

Marte is off to a strong start this season, batting .309 with six home runs, 10 steals, 19 RBIs and 30 runs scored.

The Pirates, who sit atop the NL Central at 26-17, have won three straight and are 8-2 over their last 10 games.

Meadows, 23, was Pittsburgh’s first-round pick (No. 9 overall) out of high school in 2013. He long has been touted as one of the organization’s top minor-leaguers, and Baseball America named him this year as the best athlete and second-best prospect in the Pirates’ system.

This season, Meadows is hitting .294 (37-for-126) with 10 doubles, one home run and 15 RBIs for Indianapolis. He has a seven-game hitting streak, with four doubles and seven RBIs during that span.

The Pirates said Meadows will wear No. 17.

–Field Level Media

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