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31 Jose Tabata LF
Height/Weight: 5-11/210 | Birthdate: 8/12/1988 | Birthplace: Anzoategui, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Pittsburgh | College: No College | MLB Experience: 5 | Salary: $916,667 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Jose Tabata among 12 players cut from Pirates camp Friday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2015) The Pirates announced Friday they cut 12 players from major-league camp. 

They optioned Bobby LaFromboise to Triple-A, while reassigning Deolis Guerra, Gorkys Hernandez, Charlie Leesman, Brad Lincoln, Steve LombardozziBrent Morel, Gustavo Nunez , Deibinson Romero, Jose Tabata, Sebastian Valle and Josh Wall to minor-league camp.


Pirates' McCutchen, Tabata take batting practice


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(3/20/2015) Pirates outfielders Andrew McCutchen (lower body) and Jose Tabata (ankle) both took batting practice Friday and showed no ill effects, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

McCutchen has missed the last five games with his injury, which has been described as a "mystery ailment," but said he was fine after taking BP.

Tabata took his batting practice while wearing a protective shield on his ankle, after fouling a ball off his foot during Wednesday's game. 


Pirates' Tabata, Sellers, Morel all day to day due to injuries


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2015) Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata, infielder Brent Morel and infielder Justin Sellers are listed as day to day due to injuries, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Tabata had his right ankle heavily wrapped and was walking around with a limp Thursday after fouling a ball off his foot, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Morel is sidelined due to a sore right hamstring, while Sellers is sidelined with a sore left Achilles. Sellers is also away from the team as he was given permission to leave camp for the birth of his child.


Pirates' Jose Tabata leaves game after fouling ball off his ankle


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2015) Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata was forced to leave Wednesday's game after fouling a ball off of his ankle. Tabata, who is competing for Pittsburgh's fourth outfield spot, has struggled early in spring training, hitting just .150 with one double and six strikeouts.

X-rays came back negative on his ankle, manager Clint Hurdle said after the game.


Pirates' Hurdle: Jose Tabata 'worked very hard' on swing leverage


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2015) Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata drove three balls over the left-field fence and onto the roof of the indoor batting cages, and manager Clint Hurdle said Friday that the team wants the outfielder to mash longer drives, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

"We've talked to Jose about putting more leverage in his swing,” Hurdle said. “He worked very hard with that through the winter. He's shown a liking for it. It's something that takes time."

Tabata recreated his swing during a stint in the Mexican League and increased his power production. He had a conversation with Marlon Byrd about it this past offseason.

"He's always had a forward-down strike and a lot of ground balls have come off his bat," Hurdle said of Tabata. "We talked to him about hooking up with Marlon Byrd."

Tabata hit .282/.314/.333 with no home runs in 174 at-bats with the Pirates in 2014.


Pirates OF Jose Tabata accepts Triple-A assignment


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/9/2014) Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata accepted his outright assignment to Triple-A Indianapolis, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Tabata was designated for assignment last week.

Jose Tabata designated for assignment


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/3/2014) The Pirates have designated outfielder Jose Tabata for assignment. Tabata hit .282/.314/.333 with 17 RBI and one stolen base in 174 at-bats.

Pirates make several roster moves Monday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2014) The Pirates announced a few roster moves prior to Monday's game against the Cardinals. The team has recalled and reinstated infielder Clint Barmes from the 15-day disabled list and designated infielder Jayson Nix for assignment. They have also officially selected the contract of outfielder Jose Tabata from Triple-A Indianapolis and optioned outfielder Gregory Polanco to Indianapolis. 

Jose Tabata outrighted to Triple-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2014) The Pirates announced Tuesday they outrighted outfielder Jose Tabata to Triple-A Indianapolis to clear a roster spot for second baseman Neil Walker, who was activated off the 15-day disabled list.

Tabata hit .289 with no home runs, 14 RBI, 12 runs and one stolen base in 62 games this season.


Jose Tabata finally returns to starting lineup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2014) Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata returned to the starting lineup Tuesday at N.Y. Mets after missing seven straight starts due to a hamstring injury. Tabata has been available to pinch-hit, going 2 for 4 with one stolen base in his last five games.

Jose Tabata remains limited to pinch-hit role


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2014) Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata did not return to the starting lineup Monday against the Mets, missing a seventh straight start due to a hamstring injury. Tabata has been available to pinch-hit, however, going 1 for 3 in four games since getting hurt May 18.

Jose Tabata remains out of lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata is out of the starting lineup again for Sunday's game against the Nationals.

Tabata has been limited to pinch-hit appearances this week while dealing with a hamstring injury. He has hit .266/.296/.321 with nine RBI in 109 at-bats.


Jose Tabata still not starting Friday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2014) Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata was out of the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Nationals, as he continues to deal with a hamstring injury. Tabata has been limited to pinch-hitting appearances since suffering the injury last Sunday.  

Jose Tabata still not ready to start


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2014) Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata did not return to the starting lineup Thursday vs. Washington, missing a third straight start due to a hamstring injury. Tabata made pinch-hit appearances Tuesday and Wednesday.

Jose Tabata sitting Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2014) Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata was not in the team's starting lineup Wednesday against the Orioles.

Tabata is dealing with a hamstring injury, but was reportedly available off the bench Tuesday. He could be in the same situation Wednesday. Tabata is hitting .269 in 108 at-bats.


Jose Tabata likely available off bench Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2014) Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said outfielder Jose Tabata (hamstring) will likely be available off the bench Tuesday against the Orioles, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Jose Tabata sitting out


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(5/20/2014) Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata, who's dealing with hamstring tightness, was not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Orioles. He's hitting .262 with no homers and eight RBI in 107 at-bats.

Jose Tabata exits game due to hamstring tightness


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2014) Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata left the second game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Yankees due to tightness in his right hamstring. Tabata was 0 for 1 before being replaced in right field by Travis Snider.

Jose Tabata posts first three-hit game in Saturday win


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2014) Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata enjoyed his first three-hit game of the season Saturday afternoon against the Cardinals in St. Louis.

Tabata singled in a run in the fourth. He added singled in the seventh and ninth innings, respectively. He finished 3 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI in a 6-1 win. He is hitting .271 with no homers and five RBI in 59 at-bats.

Jose Tabata returns Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2014) Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata returned to the starting lineup Friday.

Tabata missed Wednesday's game due to concussion-like symptoms. While he didn't start Thursday, he was used off the bench during the game. Tabata will play right field and hit seventh Friday.


Jose Tabata not in Thursday lineup, but physically fine


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata is a healthy scratch for the game Thursday against Milwaukee. He was deemed questionable with concussion-like symptoms after slamming against the left field wall Wednesday.

Tabata is available off the bench.


Jose Tabata diagnosed with mild concussion-like symptoms


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2014) Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata was diagnosed with mild concussion-like symptoms after slamming into the left-field wall during Wednesday's game at Cincinnati, according to MLB.com.

Although Tabata crashed into the wall with his left shoulder, Pirates head athletic trainer Todd Tomczyk appeared to be looking at Tabata's jaw during an on-field examination. Tabata was able to walk off the field with limited assistance from Tomczyk and manager Clint Hurdle.

"You talk about laying out and making a catch and hitting the wall hard," Hurdle said. "I was just glad he was able to walk off. We'll see how it feels tomorrow."


Jose Tabata leaves game after running into outfield wall


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2014) Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata left Wednesday's game at Cincinnati in the bottom of the fifth inning after crashing into the outfield wall while making a catch. Tabata, who ran into the wall with his left shoulder, walked off the field under his own power after being evaluated by trainers.

Tabata was 0 for 2 before leaving the game. He was replaced in left field by Starling Marte.


Report: Pirates could put two outfielders on trading block


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2014) The Pirates could be interested in trading outfielders Jose Tabata and Travis Snider, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

However, a hurdle in trading Tabata could be his contract, which has three years and $12.25 million left on it. The Pirates' front office still likes Snider, but prospect Gregory Polanco has been very impressive this spring.


Pirates hope Jose Tabata can build off late-season surge


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/9/2014) An oblique injury put Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata on the disabled list for a few weeks in 2013, which hindered his performance.

However, the 25-year-old outfielder did very well offensively over the final two months, batting .312 with a .357 on-base percentage, .490 slugging percentage and .848 OPS over his final 45 games (39 starts).

"He got back to who he was last year," Pirates hitting coach Jeff Branson said, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "He understood that the whole league knows that the way you attack him is pounding inside. In 2012 is when he started trying to cheat in there. He was trying to attack them the way they were attacking him."