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PNC Park set to welcome Marte for home debut

PNC Park set to welcome Marte for home debut

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PNC Park set to welcome Marte for home debut
CINCINNATI -- Pirates fans are about to get their first in-person looks at someone they have been clamoring to see for weeks: Starling Marte.

And Marte is about to get his first look at the unique territory he has been portrayed as being born to play: PNC Park's vast left field, with that deep North Side Notch.

It may seem like a long time ago since Marte debuted with that thrilling first-pitch home run in Houston, and he may already be a 10-game Major League "veteran." But he will be making his first home appearance on Monday night, when the Bucs kick off an 11-game PNC Park stand with the first of four against Arizona.

Conditions could be favorable for the right-handed-hitting Marte's home unveiling: The D-backs will be throwing three left-handers in the four games at the Pirates; both of Marte's home runs have come off lefties.

With Wade Miley and Patrick Corbin going in the first two games and Joe Saunders on tap for Thursday, Pittsburgh fans will also get an extended introduction to Gaby Sanchez, the first baseman acquired from Miami cast in a platoon situation at first with Garrett Jones.

Three other players acquired since the club's last home game on July 25 will be making their debuts in white uniforms: Outfielder Travis Snider, reliever Chad Qualls and left-hander Wandy Rodriguez, set to make his first home start in Thursday's finale with Arizona.

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