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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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Pirates sent OF Jose Tabata outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.
It's the second time in 2014 that Tabata has passed through waivers unclaimed. He at one point signed a six-year contract with the Pirates with options that run through 2019, but the 26-year-old outfielder no longer appears to be in the team's long-term plans. Oct 9 - 1:52 PM

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Pirates designated OF Jose Tabata for assignment.

Once viewed as a potential long-term fixture in the Pirates outfield, Tabata has struggled to stay healthy and live up to expectations the past couple of seasons. Still, he was signed through the 2016 season and did hit .282/.314/.333 in his 174 at-bats in 80 contests this season. Surely there will be other organizations willing to give him an opportunity.
Oct 3 - 8:29 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Tony Sanchez
4Elias Diaz
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Gaby Sanchez
2B1Neil Walker
2Gustavo Nunez
3Jake Elmore
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Clint Barmes
3Pedro Florimon
4Justin Sellers
3B1Josh Harrison
LF1Starling Marte
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Travis Snider
3Andrew Lambo
4Willy Garcia
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2A.J. Burnett
3Charlie Morton
4Edinson Volquez
5Jeff Locke
6Vance Worley
7Jeremy Bleich
8Nick Kingham
9Jameson Taillon
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3John Holdzkom
4Jared Hughes
5Brandon Cumpton
6Stolmy Pimentel
7Casey Sadler
8Bobby LaFromboise
9Rob Scahill
10Collin Balester
11Deolis Guerra
12Blake Wood