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Jose Tabata | Outfielder

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Jose Tabata connected for a two-run home run and drew a walk in Friday's 6-2 win over the Diamondbacks.

His blast off J.J. Putz in the eighth inning provided some valuable late insurance for the Pirates' bullpen. Tabata is now hitting .354 (11-for-31) with five extra-base hits (two homers) and five walks in 11 games this month. It's unclear how things will shake out in right field now that Andrew Lambo is with the big club, but it's going to be tough to sit Tabata if he keeps producing like this.
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 10:32:00 PM

Jose Tabata was scratched from the Pirates' lineup Tuesday due to flu-like symptoms.

He should be fine in a day or two. Andrew Lambo will make his major league debut in right field in Tabata's place.
Tue, Aug 13, 2013 06:50:00 PM

Jose Tabata went 0-for-3 with a walk Friday against the Rockies.

Tabata is now hitting just .152 (7-for-46) in 20 games since the All-Star break. Travis Snider is on the comeback trail from a toe injury, but the Pirates might be in the mix for outfield help before the August 31 waiver trade deadline.
Sat, Aug 10, 2013 12:37:00 AM

Jose Tabata (forearm) went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in his return to the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

It was his first start since leaving last Wednesday's game with a forearm contusion. The young outfielder is batting just .259/.325/.378 in 57 games this season.
Mon, Jul 29, 2013 08:23:00 AM

Jose Tabata (forearm) appeared as a pinch-hitter in Friday's loss to the Marlins.

Tabata was hit by a pitch and suffered a large contusion Wednesday and remains day-to-day with a bruised right forearm. He could return to the Pirates' lineup Saturday.
Sat, Jul 27, 2013 08:43:00 AM

Jose Tabata has a badly-bruised right forearm.

Tabata suffered the large contusion Wednesday when he was plunked by a pitch. He can hit but is unable to throw, so the Pirates will start Josh Harrison in right field in Thursday's series finale with the Nationals.
Thu, Jul 25, 2013 10:55:00 AM

Pirates activated OF Jose Tabata from the 15-day disabled list.

Tabata, out since May 27 with a strained left oblique, batted just .179 (5-for-28) with one double and one stolen base over nine rehab games with Triple-A Indianapolis. He returns to a .272/.337/.407 batting line this season.
Wed, Jul 3, 2013 02:30:00 PM

Jose Tabata (oblique) could be activated from the disabled list Wednesday.

Tabata is hitting .179 (5-for-28) with one double and one stolen base in nine rehab games with Triple-A Indianapolis, but the important part is that he's feeling good. "There was no re-injury," said Pirates manager Clint Hurdle. "He was able to move forward, get at-bats, play the outfield, run the bases, bunt, attempt to steal. Those types of things." The 24-year-old outfielder has been on the disabled list since May 27 with a strained left oblique.
Wed, Jul 3, 2013 11:04:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Russell Martin
2Chris Stewart
3Tony Sanchez
1B1Travis Ishikawa
2Gaby Sanchez
2B1Neil Walker
2Josh Harrison
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Clint Barmes
3B1Pedro Alvarez
LF1Starling Marte
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Jose Tabata
2Travis Snider
Starting Pitcher
S1Francisco Liriano
2Gerrit Cole
3Charlie Morton
4Wandy Rodriguez
5Edinson Volquez
Relief Pitcher
R1Jason Grilli
2Mark Melancon
3Tony Watson
4Justin Wilson
5Bryan Morris
6Stolmy Pimentel
7Jeanmar Gomez