PITTSBURGH – The full-speed collision between Pittsburgh Pirates midfielder Starling Marte and Erik Gonzalez on Friday night in the outfield has sent both players to the injured list.
Gonzalez will miss the 60-day injury list with a broken collarbone at least two months after his appearance, while Marte will be traveling for at least 10 days while recovering from the abdominal wall and right quadriceps bruises.
Both players were injured as they hit each other Fly Ball of San Francisco's Yangervis Solarte in the eighth inning of Pittsburgh's 4-1 win on Friday night. Nobody seemed to see the other. The ball was spurting after the collision. Gonzalez was able to leave the field, but Marte left the car as a precaution in a car.
Pirate sports director Todd Tomczyk said Marte ran 25 miles an hour at the time of impact and Gonzalez ran 1
The team did not set an immediate timeline of when both players could return, although Tomczyk said both players will return this season. Tomczyk called Gonzalez's fracture "stable," which means he probably does not need surgery.
Marte is the third member of Pittsburgh's starting field to be on the injury list. Right fielder Gregory Polanco still recovering from shoulder surgery last fall Left fielder Corey Dickerson maintains a tense right shoulder. T
The pirates called out Cole Tucker and outfielder Bryan Reynolds from Triple-A Indianapolis for the election of Gonzalez and Marte. Old Tucker beats 333 with three homers, seven RBIs and five stolen bases for Indianapolis. On Saturday he had the lead on his Major League debut against Derek Holland's San Francisco.
Reynolds met with RBIs in 13 games at Triple-A. He started in midfield instead of Marte and became the fifth of the Giants' pirates to send Reynolds to Pittsburgh in January 2018 as part of the deal for Andrew McCutchen.