"It was another situation where the last thing that pitcher is trying to do is hit a guy," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. "I think Marte has led the league in being hit by pitches everywhere he's played.
"He does the best he can to get out of the way when the balls are tight. He's gotten a little bit better at it, but he's still getting nicked up and dinged up."
George Von Benko is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.