Outfielder Starling Marte appeared to be on the cusp of returning to the Pirates' lineup. Instead the club placed him on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday retroactive to Monday.

Marte who has been battling a right hand contusion also suffered a sprain of the fourth MCP ligament on the hand.

To take Marte's place on the active roster the Pirates recalled outfielder Andrew Lambo from Triple-A Indianapolis.