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Jose Tabata | Outfielder

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Jose Tabata went 2-for-4 with a go-ahead RBI single in Friday's 2-1 win over the Reds.
Tabata got the start in right field with Travis Snider dealing with hamstring tightness and ended up playing the hero with a go-ahead hit off Jonathan Broxton in the eighth. The 26-year-old just returned from the minors this week, so it was his first RBI in the majors since June 18. He could get another start or two this weekend, but most in mixed leagues can do better. Aug 29 - 10:48 PM

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Pirates purchased the contract of OF Jose Tabata from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Tabata was outrighted off the Bucs' 40-man roster in late June after posting a rough .658 OPS in 62 games. He didn't fare a whole lot better at the Triple-A level and is doubtful to carry fantasy relevance in his return to the majors. Gregory Polanco was optioned to Indianapolis in a corresponding move.
Aug 25 - 3:02 PM

Jose Tabata has accepted his assignment to Triple-A.

Tabata was placed on outright waivers by the Pirates earlier this week and passed through without drawing a claim. The 25-year-old corner outfielder is now off Pittsburgh's 40-man roster, but he is still owed about $10 million in guaranteed money through 2016.
Jun 24 - 4:19 PM

Pirates sent OF Jose Tabata outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.

The move clears him from the Pirates' 40-man roster. Tabata became the odd man out in Pittsburgh's outfield following the promotion of Gregory Polanco. The 25-year-old has the ability to opt for free agency, but he would surrender roughly $10 million in salary if he did that. Look for him to stick around.
Jun 24 - 2:07 PM

Jose Tabata (hamstring) is available off the Pirates' bench on Tuesday night against the Orioles.

Tabata made an early exit from the second game of Sunday's doubleheader with the Yankees because of tightness in his right hamstring. It's not a major concern.
May 20 - 5:08 PM

Jose Tabata left the second game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Yankees due to tightness in his right hamstring.

He sustained the injury attempting to go from first to third on a single early in the game. He's considered day-to-day.
May 18 - 5:46 PM

Jose Tabata left the second game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Yankees with an apparent leg injury.

Tabata appeared to pull a hamstring while running the bases as he was gunned down by a mile trying to go from first to third on a single. Travis Snider replaced him in right field. Look for the team to provide an update on his status shortly.
May 18 - 5:11 PM

Jose Tabata went 3-for-4 in Tuesday's loss to the Brewers.

Tabata had three of the Pirates' nine hits on the evening, raising his batting average to .269 for the season. He also unsuccessfully attempted his first stolen base of the year. Clamoring for prospect Gregory Polanco will continue, but Tabata likely has a hold on the starting job until June at the earliest.
May 14 - 12:29 AM

Jose Tabata finished 3-for-4 with an RBI in the Pirates' 6-1 win over the Cardinals on Saturday.

Tabata also made an impressive running catch on the right-field warning track in the bottom of the seventh inning to rob Matt Holliday of an RBI extra-base hit. All three of Tabata's hits were singles. He's batting .271/.306/.305 on the young season.
Apr 26 - 7:20 PM

Jose Tabata went 2-for-4 with a strikeout in Friday's loss to the Cardinals.

Tabata started in left field and batted leadoff Friday while the struggling Starling Marte was given the day off. He had two of the team's four hits on the evening. Neither Tabata nor Travis Snider are really distinguishing themselves in right field right now, so it might not be long before we see top prospect Gregory Polanco in the majors.
Apr 26 - 12:32 AM

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said that Jose Tabata will be available off the bench Thursday.

Tabata left Wednesday's game with what was called a mild concussion at the time, but the club has since determined he doesn't have a concussion at all. "He does not have a concussion," Hurdle said. "He went through a battery of tests today starting with the doctor. They do the concussion test, the computer test, he passed that. He ran on the field, went in the cage, reflexes, all the different activities that we could run him through, and he's going to be available off the bench."
Apr 17 - 9:04 PM

Jose Tabata has been diagnosed with "mild" concussion-like symptoms.

Tabata had to leave Wednesday's game after colliding with the left field wall. Even though his concussion symptoms are apparently "mild," the Pirates are surely going to place him on the 7-day concussion DL. Travis Snider would see a bump in playing time with Tabata out.
Apr 16 - 2:42 PM

Jose Tabata left Wednesday's game against the Reds after colliding with the left field wall.

Tabata made a nice running catch, but he paid the price. He looked woozy after getting up and the Pirates trainer was checking his head/jaw area. It's certainly possible that he could have a concussion, but we likely won't know more until later Wednesday or Thursday. Starling Marte, who had been given a day off, took Tabata's spot in left field.
Apr 16 - 1:55 PM

Jose Tabata went 4-for-4 with a homer, a double and four RBI in the Pirates' 22-run outburst Tuesday.

Tabata's showing doesn't stand out so much with the Pirates collecting 29 hits, but at least it's a start for him. Typically a weaker hitter in March and April, he entered the day at .114/.114/.143 in 35 spring at-bats. Despite his struggles, he still looks like the Pirates' best option in right field to us.
Mar 25 - 5:42 PM

Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that the Pirates are shopping outfielder Jose Tabata.

This is an indication that the Pirates believe top prospect Gregory Polanco is close to major-league ready. Tabata, 25, batted .282/.342/.429 with six home runs and 33 RBI over 106 games last season and still has three years and $12.25 million remaining on his contract. He should generate interest. Biertempfel hears that Travis Snider could also be available, but he's not nearly as attractive.
Mar 18 - 9:46 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Chris Stewart
3Tony Sanchez
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Ike Davis
3Gaby Sanchez
2B1Neil Walker
2Chase d'Arnaud
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Clint Barmes
3B1Josh Harrison
2Brent Morel
LF1Starling Marte
2Jose Tabata
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Travis Snider
2Jose Tabata
3Andrew Lambo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Francisco Liriano
2Gerrit Cole
3Charlie Morton
4Edinson Volquez
5Jeff Locke
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Justin Wilson
4Jared Hughes
5John Axford
6Jeanmar Gomez
7Brandon Cumpton
8Stolmy Pimentel
9Casey Sadler
10Bobby LaFromboise
11John Holdzkom
12Vance Worley