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Pirates activate Jose Tabata from DL, send Pedro Alvarez back to Triple-A

Aug 16, 2011, 4:16 PM EDT

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When the Pirates recalled Pedro Alvarez from Triple-A two weeks ago they hinted that the move was more due to other players being injured than anything Alvarez did, and sure enough today they sent him back to the minors while activating Jose Tabata from the disabled list.

Tabata, who sat out the past seven weeks with a quadriceps injury, will resume starting in left field after hitting .265 with three homers, 14 steals and a .705 OPS in 71 games prior to the DL stint. He’s leading off for the Pirates tonight.

Alvarez went just 12-for-69 (.174) with 25 strikeouts and four walks during the call-up and the former No. 2 overall pick is now a career .235 hitter with a .702 OPS in 151 career games, offsetting his 19 homers with a ghastly 186/53 K/BB ratio. He’ll crush Triple-A pitching again and hope for another chance.

  1. heyzeus143 - Aug 17, 2011 at 12:46 AM

    Pedro looks as if he could care less about playing baseball – el Whiffo es el Stinko – stay in Indy until you decide to show some passion about what you make millions of dollars to do, give me Pressley, Tabata, Harrison, d’Arnaud and that young bunch that scrapped us to first place

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