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Marlins OF Starling Marte has fractured rib, will be shut down 5-7 days

MIAMI – The Miami Marlins will be without one of their starting outfielders for at least a few days.

On Monday the team announced that center fielder Starling Marte underwent an MRI, which revealed a non-displaced fracture in his 12th rib, on his left side.

The injury appeared to be sustained during a ninth inning at-bat on Sunday afternoon at Marlins Park.

Marte will be held out of activities for five-to-seven days before he’s reevaluated, according to the Marlins.

Miami opens a two-game set against the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday at Marlins Park.

The Marlins are 7-8 on the season, but they have won six of their past eight games.

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