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JOSE TABATA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Notes: Injury Updates on McCutchen, Tabata, Stewart; Kang to Get Time at Second Base

Here are some evening updates after the Pirates game against the Tigers, with several injury notes, and a few positional notes. **Jose Tabata left tonight’s game after fouling a ball off his ankle. He left the game during the at-bat, and was carted off the field mid-inning. After the game, Clint Hurdle said that he had X-rays, which came back negative, and that he had a left ankle...
Via Pirates Prospects
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Details of Jose Tabata’s New Swing

On Friday I wrote about how Jose Tabata talked to Marlon Byrd over the off-season, aimed at changing his swing to add some leverage, lift the ball, and avoid hitting grounders and weak line drives. So far the results have been encouraging during batting practice, with Tabata now showing the ability to pull the ball, including several big home runs to left field during batting practice...
Via Pirates Prospects
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Tabata Changed His Swing After Talking With Marlon Byrd

Yesterday, Jose Tabata put one on the roof of the batting cages over the left-field fence at Pirate City. Today, he added two more. By that pattern, he should hit three over the high fence in left in batting practice tomorrow. It’s only batting practice, but the power to left field is surprising. Tabata didn’t hit any home runs in 186 plate appearances in the majors last year...
Via Pirates Prospects
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Tabata Designated For Assignment

The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated Jose Tabata for assignment, according to the MLB.com transactions page (h/t MLBTR). Tabata was outrighted earlier this season, after going unclaimed on waivers. The outfielder is unlikely to be claimed this time around, since the same conditions exist as last time. He’s got a horrible contract, with over $9 M due to him over the next two...
Via Pirates Prospects
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Walker in, Tabata out, Marte…?

The Pirates had to make a heavily discussed roster move on Tuesday afternoon to clear a roster spot for Neil Walker, who returned from his DL stint.  The decision was somewhat surprising: outrighting Jose Tabata to Indianapolis. This is an uncommon move (you don’t usually see guys with a long term contract–and as much big league service as Tabata–sent to the minors) so it...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Enter the New Lumber Company

First things first: there was some confusion today about exactly what the Pirates did with Jose Tabata today to clear roster room for Neil Walker, so let’s run through that quickly. Outrighting a player to Triple-A means that the player has been both removed from the 40-man roster and sent to Triple-A. It’s a process used to send a player to Triple-A when said player doesn...
Via WHYGAVS?
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates' Jose Tabata exits game w/ tight hamstring

According to Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata left Sunday’s game with tightness in his right hamstring during the second game of a doubleheader against the Yankees.#Pirates announce that Tabata left the game because of tightness in his right hamstring.— Bill Brink (@BrinkPG) May 18, 2014 Mike McGinnis/Getty ImagesHe pulled it while...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Screengrab Snafu: We finally found a way to clone Jose Tabata

.@awfulannouncing Twice The Tabata. pic.twitter.com/xywg6JlBfj — Ali Thanawalla (@Ali_Thanawalla) April 16, 2014
Via Awful Announcing
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Rumors: Jose Tabata & others are on the block

The Pittsburgh Pirates are looking to make some deals this Spring.  Recent reports indicate that Jose Tabata is being mentioned in trade talks around the league.  A pair of relievers have had their names added to the list according to this Chris Cotillo tweet: The #Pirates are reportedly shopping Jose Tabata, and could trade Vin Mazzaro or Bryan Morris as well: http://t.co...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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