Mets outfielder Starling Marte placed on disabled list with migraines

The New York Mets placed outfielder Starling Marte on the 10-day disabled list Thursday because of migraine headaches.

The move was announced shortly after the Mets began their final series with the White Sox and is retroactive to Monday.

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New York Mets’ Starling Marte reacts after striking out during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field, Sunday, July 16, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Marte was missing from the lineup for the fourth time in five games, though manager Buck Showalter said before the game that the veteran is feeling better. On Wednesday afternoon, Marte saw a specialist and underwent a scan.

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Starling Marte celebrates on the bench

New York Mets’ Starling Marte celebrates after scoring during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field, Sunday, July 16, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

In the second year of a four-year, $78 million contract, Marte is hitting .254 with five home runs, 28 RBIs and 24 stolen bases in 84 games. Last season, Marte hit .292 with 16 home runs and 63 RBI along with 18 stolen bases in 118 games.

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Starling Mars prepares to strike

Starling Marte #6 of the New York Mets prepares in the box against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on July 4, 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Norma Hall/Getty Images)

The Mets, who began Thursday with a 45-50 mark, did not announce a corresponding move to replace Marte.