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Pirates place Jose Tabata on DL with quadriceps injury

Jun 28, 2011, 3:40 PM EDT

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Jose Tabata was carted off the field Friday with a quadriceps injury and today the Pirates placed him on the disabled list, calling up Josh Harrison from Triple-A to take his roster spot.

Tabata avoided a serious injury, with the official diagnosis being merely a strain, but there’s pretty good chance the 22-year-old outfielder will need more than the minimum 15 days on the sidelines.

Alex Presley figures to see most of the action in left field with Tabata out and is deserving of an extended opportunity at age 25 after following up last season’s .320 batting average between Double-A and Triple-A with a .336 mark at Triple-A this year.

Prior to the injury Tabata had taken a small step backward from his strong rookie season, hitting .265 with three homers, 14 steals, and a .705 OPS in 71 games.

  1. thumbsjohnson - Jun 28, 2011 at 5:05 PM

    How does Tabata project long term? Can he field?

    I remember seeing him zip around the field for the Charleston Riverdogs as a Yankee prospect. He looked like he was going to player back then…thought he was touted for big things in the Bronx.

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