The Oakland Athletics have ground to make up in the AL Wild Card race. They also have little time to do it, so any setbacks would be catastrophic to their playoff chances.
That makes the latest injury update on Starling Marte terrible news.
Starling Marte Injury
Marte was notably missing from the lineup on Monday against the Seattle Mariners. It turns out the centerfielder is dealing with soreness in his left lat, according to manager Bob Melvin.
It's not a serious injury, but it's the kind that needs rest, and it remains to be seen if he can return for the final push over the next couple of days.
Marte has fit in nicely since a mid-season trade sent him to Oakland. He's recorded 5 home runs, 29 RBI and 23 stolen abses while slashing .317/.359/.466 as an Athletic.
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