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Each year, the lives of thousands of people across the country are saved because someone made the choice to become an organ donor. In April, Allegheny Health Network is honored to celebrate National Donate Life Month and pay tribute to all of those who have bestowed the precious gift of life to another through organ donation. Visit AHNdonate.org to learn more and register to be an organ donor.



Format: 04/24/2014
Format: 04/24/2014


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pirates Notebook/ Marte having surgery

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Class A outfielder Starling Marte, one of the Pirates' top prospects, will have surgery on his left hand today to remove the hook of an injured hamate bone. He is expected to return to full action by August.

Marte was examined Monday by Dr. Mark Baratz, the team's hand specialist at Allegheny General Hospital, and Dr. Baratz will perform the surgery.

Removal of the hook of the hamate is somewhat common in baseball hand injuries. Pedro Alvarez, the Pirates' top prospect, had it done two years ago while at Vanderbilt University. It can sap a hitter's power for several months, but most regain that.



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