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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Jose Tabata went 0-for-3 in Thursday's loss and is 3-for-22 with no extra-base hits this spring.

Tabata was putting up pretty solid numbers last year when the Pirates went out and got Marlon Byrd to start over him. Of course, Byrd is gone now, giving Tabata another opportunity to prove that he should be Pittsburgh's right fielder. Unfortunately, his typical slow starts could work against him. He's posted just a .628 OPS in April in his career (his next lowest month is .689 in June).
Mar 13 - 4:50 PM

Jose Tabata finished 3-for-4 with a three-run double and two runs scored in Thursday's 10-5 win over the Giants.

Tabata is now hitting .321 (17-for-53) with six extra-base hits (two homers), eight RBI, five walks, and six runs scored through 16 games this month. The Pirates were criticized in some circles for not trading for a right fielder before the July 31 deadline, but the 25-year-old is beginning to deliver on some of the promise he showed early on in his career. Hitting leadoff with Starling Marte out of the lineup, he could be worth a look in deeper mixed fantasy leagues.
Fri, Aug 23, 2013 01:38:00 AM

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