Pirates left fielder Starling Marte banged his head into the knee of Rays infielder Sean Rodriguez while trying to steal second base in the top of the fifth inning Tuesday. A little white later, the Bucs tweeted this …
Starling Marte was removed from the game because of concussion-like symptoms. Starling is being treated and evaluated.
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) June 25, 2014
An extended absence seems likely even if the concussion is deemed mild. Pittsburgh can roll with the hot-hitting Josh Harrison in left field with second baseman Neil Walker recovered from an appendectomy.