Sun, 16 Feb 2014 20:25:08 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates manager feels it takes at least 1,500 career at-bats in the majors before a player "gets it" and can be reliably evaluated. Three projected starters who yet to reach that level of at-bats is OF Jose Tabata (1,380 at-bats), OF Starling Marte (677 at-bats) and SS Jordy Mercer (395 at-bats).
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 20:07:04 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco could find that right field is his job by mid-June if OFs Travis Snider and Jose Tabata fail to produce. Even if the two put up decent numbers, beat writer Rob Biertempfel believes it is just a matter of time before Polanco arrives.
Thu, 15 Aug 2013 08:34:09 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Jose Tabata (flu) was scratched from the lineup with flu-like symptoms for the second straight game Wednesday, Aug. 14, but entered the game as a defensive replacement in the eighth inning.
Wed, 14 Aug 2013 11:12:23 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Travis Snider (toe) took batting practice on Tuesday, Aug. 13, for the first time since landing on the disabled list in late July. He also had a "frisky" workout in the outfield.
Fantasy Tip: What got into that cat? Whatever it is, it may not be enough to play often if Andrew Lambo takes off. Lambo's questionable plate discipline may keep the door open for Snider and Jose Tabata in the long run, but Lambo has the kind of pop that the Bucs really want in there regularly.
Tue, 13 Aug 2013 16:16:25 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Jose Tabata (flu) was scratched from the lineup with flu-like symptoms Tuesday, Aug. 13. OF Andrew Lambo will make his major league debut.
Thu, 25 Jul 2013 12:57:16 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Jose Tabata (forearm) is out of the lineup as a precaution Thursday, July 25, after he was hit on his right forearm by a pitch Wednesday, July 24.
Wed, 17 Jul 2013 11:41:07 -0700
The Minnesota Twins are prepared to trade 1B Justin Morneau by the non-waiver trade deadline, according to ESPN and MLB Network Radio's Jim Bowden. Bowden believes that the Tampa Bay Rays, Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Yankees are possible destinations for the former MVP.
Fantasy Tip: Luke Scott or James Loney, likelier the former, would be a big loser in the first scenario. In the second, Garrett Jones or Jose Tabata, or both. In the third, Lyle Overbay.
Wed, 03 Jul 2013 14:17:55 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle indicated OF Jose Tabata will be given the chance to win the everyday right field job.
Wed, 03 Jul 2013 11:26:03 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated OF Jose Tabata (oblique) from the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, the team optioned SP Brandon Cumpton to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Wed, 03 Jul 2013 09:50:11 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Jose Tabata (oblique) could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Wednesday, July 3.
Fantasy Tip: He'd only be an occasional starter worth merely an NL-only depth space for his stolen-base potential.