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36 Matt Kata 2B
Height/Weight: 6-1/185 | Birthdate: 3/14/1978 | Birthplace: Fairview, OH | Bats/Throws: S/R | Team: Texas | College: Vanderbilt | MLB Experience: 5
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Kata hits first spring homer


(3/23/2010) Astros 2B Matt Kata hit his first spring homer Tuesday in a rout of the Pirates.

Astros give Kata minor deal


(3/15/2010) The Astros signed infielder Matt Kata to a minor league contract.

Kata outrighted off 40-man roster


(9/8/2009) The Astros outrighted journeyman infielder Matt Kata off the 40-man roster Saturday.

Astros option Kata, send Wright to DL


(8/12/2009) The Astros sent 2B Matt Kata to Triple-A on Wednesday and put RP Wesley Wright on the 15-day DL with a shoulder injury.

Astros call up Kata from minors


(7/20/2009) The Astros have placed Darin Erstad (hamstring) on the 15-day DL and have recalled infielder Matt Kata from the minor leagues.

Kata sent down by Astros


(7/11/2009) The Astros have optioned infielder Matt Kata to Triple-A Round Rock to make room for catcher Chris Coste, who was acquired off waivers from Philadelphia.

Kata recalled by Houston


(5/29/2009) The Houston Astros placed second baseman Kazuo Matsui on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right hamstring and purchased infielder Matt Kata's contract from Triple-A Round Rock on Friday night. The Astros made the move following a 6-1 victory over the Pirates in which Matsui's replacement, rookie Edwin Maysonet, homered while going 4-for-4 and driving in four runs.

Astros cut five from spring camp


(3/23/2009) The Astros reassigned RHPs Clay Hensley and Danny Graves, LHP Neal Musser and INFs Matt Kata and John Gall to minor league camp Monday.

Smith leads battle for 25th spot


(3/18/2009) From the The Sports Xchange: Jason Smith is now leading the competition for the utility infield spot that will go to either him, Tommy Manzella, Edwin Maysonet or Matt Kata. "If I had to pick a guy to say he'd started to make some headway, I'd say Smith is the one guy that's kind of stepped toward the front of the pack," Cecil Cooper said. "He's probably got the most experience out of them all, probably the most versatility out of them all."

Astros give Kata spring invite


(12/5/2008) The Houston Astros signed infielder Matt Kata to a minor league contract with an invitation to major league spring training.

Pirates reacquire, sign Davis


(3/30/2008) The Pirates have reacquired utility man Matt Kata from the Colorado Rockies for considerations and signed RHP Jason Davis to a minor-league deal, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Rockies eight from spring camp


(3/24/2008) The Rockies optioned 2B Jonathan Herrera and 1B Joe Koshansky and LHP Josh Newman to minor league camp. They also reassigned RHPs Darren Clark and Victor Zambrano, LHP Chris George, C Mike Rose and 2B Matt Kata to minor league camp.

Rockies reassign five to minors


(3/23/2008) The Rockies reassigned RHPs Darren Clarke and Victor Zambrano, LHP Chris C. George, C Mike Rose and INF Matt Kata to minor-league camp Sunday.

Rockies hand out spring invites


(2/5/2008) The Rockies invited non-roster invitees RHPs Alberto Arias, Darren Clarke, Brandon Hynick, Zach McClellan, Greg Reynolds, Casey Weathers and Victor Zambrano, LHPs Micah Bowie, Chris George, John Koronka and Sean Thompson, 3B Christian Colonel, 2B Marcus Giles, 2B Matt Kata and SS Chris Nelson, OFs Sean Barker, Dexter Fowler, Joe Gaetti and Scott Podsednik, Cs Michael Rose, Michael McKenry and Neil Wilson to spring training.

Rockies hand out five spring invites


(12/26/2007) The Rockies signed catcher Mike Rose, left-handed pitchers Chris George, Micah Bowie and John Koronka and utility man Matt Kata to minor league contracts with invitations to spring training.

Kata outrighted off 40-man roster


(10/29/2007) The Pirates sent utility infielder Matt Kata outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Pirates designate UTL Kata


(10/15/2007) The Pirates claimed outfielder Kevin Thompson off waivers Monday and designated utilityman Matt Kata for assignment.

Kata's arm fine after beaning


(8/22/2007) 3B Matt Kata had no swelling in his left arm a day after being hit by a pitch by Brian Fuentes in the 11th inning of Monday's game.

Kata triples in Monday's game


(8/21/2007) Matt Kata, a career .400 hitter at Coors Field, started for the Pirates in place of Xavier Nady on Monday in Colorado. Kata finished 1-for-4 with his first triple of the season and two runs scored. Nady did not get into the game.

INF Kata has a three-run double


(8/20/2007) Pinch-hitter Matt Kata's three-run double highlighted the Pirates' second rally from a four-run deficit against the Phillies in as many days, and Freddy Sanchez hit a go-ahead RBI double during the seven-run seventh inning that carried Pittsburgh to an oft-delayed 8-4 victory Sunday.

Kata back up with the Pirates


(8/14/2007) The Pittsburgh Pirates placed Ryan Doumit (wrist) on the 15-day disabled list and they designated pitcher Masumi Kuwata for assignment on Tuesday. The team purchased the contracts of INF Matt Kata and reserve C Carlos Maldonado from Triple-A Indianapolis to take their spots on the active roster.

Pirates designate Kata for assign.


(8/9/2007) The Pirates outrighted infielder Matt Kata to the minor leagues. He had been designated for assignment.

Kata designated for assignment


(8/2/2007) The Pirates designated infielder Matt Kata for assignment before Thursday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals to make room on the 25-man roster for the newly acquired Matt Morris. Kata, who began the season with the Texas Rangers before being released and signing with the Pirates as a minor league free agent, had his contract purchased by Pittsburgh on June 30.

Kata hitting .333 with Pirates


(7/22/2007) Pirates INF Matt Kata went 2-for-4 with one double during Sunday's game against the Astros. Since joining the Pirates on July 2, Kata is hitting 6-for-18 (.333) with two RBI.

Pirates purchase Kata's contract


(6/30/2007) The Pittsburgh Pirates put center fielder Chris Duffy on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a sprained left ankle and purchased the contract of utilityman Matt Kata from Triple-A Indianapolis. To create a 40-man roster spot for the 29-year-old Kata, the Pirates designated Indianapolis RP Marty McLeary for assignment.