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JOSE TABATA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Jose Tabata Outrighted to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that outfielder Jose Tabata has been outrighted to Indianapolis. He was designated for assignment last Friday and cleared waivers. Due to his contract, it’s no surprise that he has now cleared waivers twice this year. Tabata is owed over $9 M in the next two seasons, which means he will likely accept the assignment to AAA, rather than elect...
Via Pirates Prospects
20 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
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pirates Won’t Allow Jose Tabata to Play Winter Ball

The other day in the Winter League recap from Tuesday, I mentioned that Jose Tabata was on the roster of Caribes de Anzoategui of the Venezuelan League. It was mentioned earlier in the off-season that Tabata most likely will not play, though nothing was definite at the time. Today I came across an article (link is in Spanish) that confirms the Pirates will not allow Jose Tabata...
Via Pirates Prospects
November 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Tabata is Hitting For Average, But Not Hitting the Ball Well

Where has Tabata’s power gone? Outfielder Jose Tabata has appeared in 40 games since being optioned to AAA Indianapolis.  What has he been doing at the plate?  Has he been doing well enough to be brought back up to Pittsburgh? When Tabata first joined the Indians in July, he was clearly not pleased to be in AAA.  He seemed to be making at best a half-hearted effort, and his...
Via Pirates Prospects
August 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Jose Tabata “looks totally checked-out” in Triple-A

Per Rob Biertempfel on Sulia: Pirates OF Jose Tabata “looks totally checked-out” in minors, Triple-A Indy broadcaster Will Flemming told TribLiveRadio today: “Not only has he not been not sharp offensively, but his effort on defense at times has been totally appalling. Tabata has cost the Indians games and runs with just a complete lack of effort, getting after baseballs...
Via North Side Notch
July 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Trade Rumors, part 1

The first in a multi-part series laying out what pieces are available to the Pittsburgh Pirates, how well they’ll mesh with the team, and what the Pirates may have to move in return…      (Opening image credit, SD Examiner) Part 1:  Available hitters, and their suitability grade with the current team roster A+  OF Carlos Quentin, San Diego Padres 2012 Season:  .268...
Via isportsweb.com
July 09, 2012  |  1 Comment

Pirates decide Tabata isn't worth the effort

The Pittsburgh Pirates finally ran out of ways to ask Jose Tabata to pick it up. So they told him to pack it up and hit the road. Tabata, an everyday outfielder for the better part of the last three seasons, was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday in a move aimed at sending a stern message that his lack of effort wasn't going to be tolerated. "The talking part...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 04, 2012  |  Discuss

News and notes: Appel, Karstens, Tabata

Some leftovers from yesterday… First round pick Mark Appel had a rough game yesterday in his second postseason start. He allowed 5 earned runs in 4 innings in what ended up being an awful 17-1 loss to Florida State. Appel completely lost his control late in his outing – he walked five (two with the bases loaded), hit two batters, and threw a wild pitch. His college season will...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
June 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Hurdle: Jose Tabata playing hurt

When Tabata eases up, is not ‘loafing’ down baseline. Pulls up when feels tightness in that L leg, Hurdle shares. #Pirates — Tom Singer (@Tom_Singer) June 2, 2012   A lot of debate has been made on if Jose Tabata has been “dogging” it lately or not. Hurdle now says that the perceived lack of hustle is not that at all, but in fact, Tabata is playing injured. That would...
Via North Side Notch
June 02, 2012  |  Discuss
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Pirates OF benched for not hustling

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle decided to send a message to one of his players who wasn't hustling by benching him a game.

Via Pro Sports Daily
May 19, 2012  |  Discuss
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