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1.154: Starling Marte's OPS during his two weeks as the Pirates' substitute center fielder, while McCutchen recovered from a rib injury.

"I knew last night he was going to come back, so I was charged up last night. The whole ride home, I was honking the horn, waving at everyone, 'He's back!'"
-- Hurdle, mustering some sarcasm to illustrate the point that, while he is pleased to get back McCutchen, baseball is not on his mind 24/7.

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