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Pirates make a series of roster moves

The Pirates 25-man roster looked a little bit different on Sunday as the team welcomed two new faces into the dugout. Pittsburgh designated Jose Tabata and Chris Volstad for assignment and called ip Gorkys Hernandez and Steve Lombardozzi, according to The Pirates had been working with an eight man bullpen, but now the team has seven relievers and five bench players...
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Pirates designate Tabata, Volstad for assignment

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates designated outfielder Jose Tabata for a second time on Sunday, a little more than a week after Tabata broke up Max Scherzer's bid for a perfect game. Tabata hit .289 in 27 games with Pittsburgh this season after beginning the year in Triple-A Indianapolis. Tabata, who signed a six-year extension with the Pirates in 2011, has struggled to stay...
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Roster moves: Gorkys, Lombardozzi, Tabata, Volstad

#pirates have DFA’d Jose Tabata Chris Volstad also packing his things. Gorkys Hernandez on his way here. One other move coming. — Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) June 28, 2015 #pirates have called up Lombardozzi and Gorkys Hernandez. — Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) June 28, 2015 So it’s Hernandez and Lombardozzi up, while Tabata and Volstad go down. If you’re...
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JABO: Max Scherzer and the Benchmarks of Greatness

Whether or not you think Jose Tabata intentionally moved his elbow into the path of Max Scherzer’s two-out, ninth-inning curveball this past Saturday, the final result stood as an example of a very rare phenomenon: a perfect game broken up on the would-be final out of the game. While still securing the no-hitter put Scherzer firmly […]
Via Fangraphs
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Max Retires 27 Batters, Hits One Tabata

Before you accuse Jose Tabata of leaning into a pitch with two outs and Max Scherzer on the brink of a perfect game, let's take you back to 2009. The then 19-year-old Jose Tabata was with his wife, the 54-year-old, Conchita Alonso Rivera Consuela Charlynn Torres, and she was pregnant. Conchita etc. would tell Jose to lean into her belly to hear the baby, and Jose leaned. At supermarkets...
Via Razzball
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Jose Tabata is not a villain

Jose Tabata has fashioned himself a nice little career as a utility outfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates. In six Major League seasons, he has batted .276 with 437 hits in 505 games. He does the job of a backup outfielder pretty well, but for some strange reason, I’m willing to guess that only the most dedicated fans of the game of baseball had heard his name before yesterday afternoon...
Via Baseball Essential
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Tabata ruins perfect game, Pirates get no-hit

This was classic Jose Tabata. With Max Scherzer absolutely dominating the Pirates, cruising through the lineup three times, one strike away from the 24th perfect game in MLB history with a sold out ballpark going nuts and the entire nation watching… Tabata stuck his elbow right into the pitch. He probably should not have been awarded first base, but he was (granted, it’s probably...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
10 days ago  |  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...
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May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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