Marte rejoins Pirates after missing 2 games

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Marte was batting second in the Pirates' lineup for Monday night's game against Tampa Bay.

Also, Gerrit Cole threw 83 pitches over six innings in a simulated game. The right-hander, out since June 4 with right shoulder fatigue, could rejoin the rotation this weekend.

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Cole's outing ''went very well'' and was a ''very good next challenge.''

Second baseman Neil Walker, on the disabled list since June 9 because of an appendectomy, hit in Cole's simulated game and is expected to be reinstated on Tuesday.