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Jose Tabata leaves game with concussion-like symptoms

Apr 16, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

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Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata just made a great catch to rob Brayan Pena of an extra-base hit, but unfortunately he slammed into an unpadded portion of the wall in Cincinnati and had to leave the game.

Tabata’s shoulder appeared to take most of the damage, but he was down in pain and the Pirates announced that he has concussion-like symptoms. Not good.

He was replaced in left field by Starling Marte.

  1. musketmaniac - Apr 16, 2014 at 2:52 PM

    love tabata, an underrated player. that said, can it be time for polanco?

  2. ch0psuey - Apr 16, 2014 at 2:53 PM

    Was a hell of a catch.

  3. ejheim62 - Apr 16, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    bring up Polanco!

  4. moogro - Apr 16, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    All sports, especially football, should put super dangerous unpadded walls and objects all around the playing area. Why not?

    • grumpyoleman - Apr 16, 2014 at 4:25 PM

      Maybe they should play on bubble wrap so they don’t get hurt when they fall down too. Warning tracks are usually a good sign to someone that has played ball all their life to know that danger is ahead and to continue at your own risk.

      • moogro - Apr 16, 2014 at 4:44 PM

        I hadn’t thought of those insights. Since there’s a warning track, they should strip away all padding on all walls in MLB. Why not? They’ve played ball their whole lives, so they know the danger, so the injuries are their fault and there’s nothing that can be done about it and all the injuries are ultimately good for the players and the game. They should remove body pads too. No hiding bubble wrap under your clothes either! I still think those unpadded walls surrounding the playing field in all sports are good, too.

  5. cur'68 - Apr 16, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    Poor fella slammed the side if his head into the chain link. Hope he’s ok.

  6. musketmaniac - Apr 16, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    drunk fell off a cliff one time, twenty foot drop rolled another 60 ft. Broke my ankle two weeks later on a ten inch step. Danger is everywhere and there’s always an equation to it.

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