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42: Plate appearances this spring by Pirates leadoff batter Starling Marte, who has yet to take a walk.

"We try not to be overly reactive, positive or negative, to Spring Training performance. We're seeing some good signs out of Andrew, the quality of the at-bats." -- Huntington, downplaying Travis Ishikawa (.333) and talking up Andrew Lambo (.095) in their ongoing battle for a backup first baseman job.

Tom Singer is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog Change for a Nickel. He can also be found on Twitter @Tom_Singer.
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