Report: Marlins' Marte breaks pinkie, could keep playing
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The Miami Marlins defeated the Chicago Cubs 5-1 in Game 1 of the wild-card series Wednesday, but it wasn't all good news for the underdogs.

Outfielder Starling Marte suffered a non-displaced fracture of his left pinkie finger when a pitch hit him in the ninth inning, sources told Jeff Passan and Jesse Rogers of ESPN.

The team remains optimistic that Marte will continue playing despite the injury and considers him day-to-day, according to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com.

The Marlins acquired Marte, a free agent when the season ends, from the Arizona Diamondbacks in late August. The 31-year-old has struggled offensively with Miami, hitting .245/.286/.415 after batting .311 with the Diamondbacks.

Marte actually played 61 games of a 60-game schedule between his two clubs due to a coronavirus outbreak in the Marlins' clubhouse, which pushed the team's schedule back.

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