Andrew McCutchen will remain the Pirates' starting center fielder when Starling Marte returns from his 80-game performance-enhancing drug suspension later this month.

Manager Clint Hurdle announced the decision on Sunday. The Pirates had removed McCutchen from center this offseason, shifting him to right field in favor of Marte. McCutchen then returned to center when Marte was suspended. Marte is eligible to return on July 18.

"Marte will come back as a left fielder," Hurdle told reporters.