"If you saw the game, you saw the swings in the middle of the at-bat. Those swings just aren't going to play," Hurdle said.
Matt Joyce came into the game to replace Marte for the Pirates, who also scratched shortstop Jordy Mercer with right forearm tightness before the game.
Marte is hitting .311 with nine homers and 47 stolen bases this season.
Curt Hogg is a reporter for MLB.com based in Milwaukee. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.