The Miami Marlins confirmed Monday that outfielder Starling Marte will be out for at least a week with a fractured rib:

By a ESPN piece, Marte suffered what was first believed to be a side-sided injury during a batting in the ninth inning of Sunday’s loss to the San Francisco Giants and was taken out of the game as a precaution. Manager Don Mattingly later told reporters that Marte wanted to finish his appearance on the plate.

“The only thing we didn’t want to do was take another hit and do more damage,” said Mattingly. Jordan mcpherson from the Miami Herald. “Obviously there is something. I didn’t want him to take another hit at that point and then rip it or tear it or make it worse.”

In his first 15 games, Marte hit .316 with two homers and eight RBIs.

“He plays a big role in what we do,” Mattingly said of the 32-year-old. “He’s that cog in offense, defense, on the bases.… You don’t really replace that. We don’t have a replacement for that. Ultimately, if that’s the time. that is, someone has to step in and do what they’re doing and everyone around them has to keep going. That’s why he’s being removed from the game. You don’t want to losing this guy for six weeks. It could take a few weeks.. It could be 10 days. It could be five days. We want that to be the minimum. ”