Mon, 04 Aug 2014 13:48:49 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates are expected to place OF Andrew McCutchen (oblique) on the 15-day disabled list because of an oblique injury, and he could be out at least three to four weeks, according to a source.
Fantasy Tip: Starling Marte likely will take over in center field when he comes off the seven-day disabled list. Travis Snider likely will see most of the playing time while McCutchen is out but could also be part of a platoon with a right-handed hitter. Jose Tabata, Michael Martinez, Jayson Nix and Matt Hague are options to see playing time as part of a platoon but likely would only be options in NL-only leagues. Owners in deeper mixed leagues should look to add Snider if they have the chance.
Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:07:29 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates reinstated 2B Neil Walker (appendix) from the disabled list and outrighted OF Jose Tabata to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Fantasy Tip: Expect Pittsburgh to keep Josh Harrison in the lineup as often as possible despite Walker's return. Walker was raking for stretches before he hit the sidelines.
Tue, 20 May 2014 13:24:50 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle is expecting OF Jose Tabata (hamstring) to be available off the bench Tuesday, May 20.
Sun, 18 May 2014 17:34:03 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Jose Tabata (hamstring) left the second game of a doubleheader Sunday, May 18, because of hamstring tightness.
Mon, 12 May 2014 01:11:12 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte (back) was not back in the lineup one night after leaving the Saturday, May 10 game with back stiffness. OF Jose Tabata started in Marte's absence.
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:54:31 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Jose Tabata (head) passed all concussion protocols Thursday, April 17, a day after leaving a game in Cincinnati in the fourth inning when he ran into the scoreboard while making a catch. Tabata pinch-hit in the eighth inning and doubled against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:29:47 -0700
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Pirates OF Jose Tabata (head) left the game early Wednesday, April 16, because he displayed mild concussion-like symptoms.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:53:17 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Jose Tabata (undisclosed) is leaving the game early Wednesday, April 16, after slamming into the left field wall while making a catch. His head and shoulder collided with the wall.
Fantasy Tip: Tabata hit the wall extremely hard, but it's unknown if his injury is to his head, shoulder or something else. He walked off the field gingerly with trainers helping him. Travis Snider figures to see increased playing time, depending on the nature of Tabata's injury. Also, the Bucs could bring up prospect Gregory Blanco, who is off to a red hot start in the minors.
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 07:28:38 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates are shopping OF Jose Tabata. He has three years and $12.25 million left on his contract.
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).