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  1. Jose Tabata goes unclaimed on waivers, stays with Pirates at Triple-A

    Jun 24, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Cincinnati Reds

    To make room for second baseman Neil Walker’s return from the disabled list the Pirates designated for assignment outfielder Jose Tabata, who was once a top prospect acquired from the Yankees in exchange for Xavier Nady and Damaso Marte in 2008.

  2. Starling Marte: leadoff-hitting strikeout machine

    Apr 26, 2014, 4:47 PM EDT

    Starling Marte

    At least a Pirates hitter is leading the majors in something.

  3. Ike Davis solid in debut with Pirates

    Apr 19, 2014, 11:45 PM EDT

    Ike Davis

    Ike Davis makes a good impression with his new team.

  4. Jose Tabata passes post-concussion tests

    Apr 18, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Cincinnati Reds

    Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata left Wednesday’s game after crashing very hard into the wall in Cincinnati while making a tremendous catch and was diagnosed with concussion-like symptoms.

  5. Jose Tabata leaves game with concussion-like symptoms

    Apr 16, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

    Florida Marlins v Pittsburgh Pirates

    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.

  6. Pirates outlast Cubs, win 4-3 in 16 innings

    Apr 3, 2014, 2:14 AM EDT

    Russell Martin

    Notes from what could reign supreme as the longest game of the year for quite some time.

  7. Pirates “shopping” outfielder Jose Tabata

    Mar 18, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Jose Tabata Getty

    The Pirates are “shopping” outfielder Jose Tabata, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. Tabata is slated to see regular action in right field, but with top prospect Gregory Polanco waiting in the wings (and playing right field) at Triple-A his time as a starter in Pittsburgh could only be a few more…

  8. Pirates send top prospect Gregory Polanco to the minors

    Mar 14, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Gregory Polanco Pirates

    Gregory Polanco was always a long shot to make the Pirates out of spring training and today the team officially ruled him out, optioning the 22-year-old top prospect to the minors among the latest batch of roster cuts. Polanco was impressive in camp, but has just 70 games of experience above Single-A and wasn’t especially…

  9. Great Moments in the Hot Stove League: When the Yankees passed on Miguel Cabrera

    Nov 18, 2013, 8:22 AM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Detroit Tigers - Game Two

    I saw this floating around Twitter over the past several days It’s loads of fun. From the New York Daily News in November 2007, talking about the Yankees and Marlins and a trade for Miguel Cabrera that never happened: Brian Cashman met with the Marlins at about 6 p.m. last night at the GM meetings.…

  10. Top-of-the-order struggles doom Pirates in NLDS

    Oct 9, 2013, 11:16 PM EDT

    Division Series - Pittsburgh Pirates v St Louis Cardinals - Game Five

    It was the bats that failed the Pirates in the end. Starling Marte finished the NLDS 1-for-19 with one walk and a hit by pitch from the leadoff spot. Neil Walker, right behind him batting second, was 0-for-19 with two walks. It’s tough to generate much offense when your top two hitters reach base a…

  11. Pirates retake lead in NLDS Game 3 on Russell Martin’s sacrifice fly

    Oct 6, 2013, 6:44 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v St Louis Cardinals - Game Two

    The Pirates put a bunch of runners on base in the bottom of the sixth inning and in doing so, chased Cardinals starter Joe Kelly. Andrew McCutchen led off the inning with a walk. Following a lazy fly out by Justin Morneau, Marlon Byrd continued his torrid hitting with a double to left, putting runners…

  12. Pirates defeat Cardinals, will enter September in first place for first time since 1992

    Aug 31, 2013, 10:35 PM EDT

    Russell Martin, Garrett Jones, Marlon Byrd

    Tied with the Cardinals at 78 wins and 56 losses, the Pirates defeated their NL Central rival tonight by a score of 7-1 to move into sole possession of first place. They will enter September in first place for the first time since 1992, the last year the Pirates made the post-season. (It was also…

  13. Report: the Pirates acquire Marlon Byrd and John Buck from the Mets

    Aug 27, 2013, 2:11 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Washington Nationals

    Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Pirates have acquired outfielder Marlon Byrd and catcher John Buck from the Mets. Earlier in the day it was reported that the two had been placed on waivers and claimed by an unknown team. Now we know. In return the Mets are getting minor leaguer Dilson Herrera and…

  14. Pirates “studying deals” for Alex Rios, Nate Schierholtz

    Jul 14, 2013, 1:41 PM EDT

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    Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune has the scoop: Looking to upgrade in right field, the Pirates are studying deals for Nate Schierholtz and Alex Rios. It is possible that they’ll make a move sooner rather than later, as they are tied for the NL Central lead while last in OPS at the position (slash line…

  15. Pirates activate Jose Tabata from the disabled list

    Jul 3, 2013, 2:49 PM EDT

    Jose Tabata Getty

    Jose Tabata is back from the disabled list after missing the past six weeks with an oblique injury. To make room for him on the roster the Pirates demoted yesterday’s spot starter, Brandon Cumpton, to Triple-A. Andrew McCutchen and Starling Marte obviously aren’t going anywhere in the Pirates’ outfield, so any playing time Tabata receives…

  16. Pirates place Jose Tabata on the disabled list

    May 27, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT

    Jose Tabata Getty

    Another day, another player hitting the disabled list with an oblique injury. This time it’s Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata, who goes on the shelf while being replaced on the roster with Josh Harrison coming up from Triple-A. Tabata was having a decent season, at least for his modest standards, hitting .272 with two homers and…

  17. Pirates take out struggling Andrew McCutchen in double-switch

    Apr 26, 2013, 10:21 PM EDT

    Andrew McCutchen

    Andrew McCutchen entered tonight’s game against the Cardinals hitting just .235, including .105 in his previous five games, but you don’t expect the Pirates’ star to be subbed out in a fifth-inning double-switch. But that’s exactly what acting manager Jeff Bannister did when he approached home plate umpire Tim Timmons with his lineup card. Starling…

  18. Homer Bailey throws a no-hitter against the Pirates

    Sep 28, 2012, 9:36 PM EDT

    Homer Bailey AP

    UPDATE: He did it! Homer Bailey has done it. He threw a no-hitter tonight against the Pirates as part of a 1-0 win. Bailey struck out pinch-hitter Brock Holt swinging to begin the ninth before getting pinch-hitter Michael McKenry to pop out to left field for the second out. He then Alex Presley to pop…

  19. Pirates opt to retain GM Neal Huntington

    Sep 26, 2012, 6:04 PM EDT

    Neal Huntington

    The Pirates’ season has derailed, but the engineer will be returning. Pirates president Frank Coonelly released a statement Wednesday saying that GM Neal Huntington would be back in 2013. Manager Clint Hurdle and assistant GMs Kyle Stark and Greg Smith are also expected back. “As soon as we finish this season as well as we…

  20. Starling Marte to begin rehab assignment tonight

    Sep 4, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Starling Marte Getty

    Pirates rookie Starling Marte will begin a minor-league rehab assignment tonight at Single-A and is scheduled to play at Triple-A tomorrow. No timetable has been established beyond that, but barring a setback in his recovery from a strained oblique muscle the 23-year-old outfielder could be cleared to rejoin the Pirates’ lineup by the end of…

  21. UPDATE: Yadier Molina day-to-day after home-plate collision

    Aug 28, 2012, 10:22 PM EDT

    Yadier Molina AP

    UPDATE: Good news for the Cardinals. Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports that Molina checked out OK following a SCAT II concussion test and X-rays. 8:55 PM: Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports that Molina left with an back/neck/shoulder strain. The important thing to note here is that there was no mention of a concussion. He’s considered…

  22. Bucs lose Starling Marte to oblique injury, recall Jose Tabata

    Aug 19, 2012, 2:19 PM EDT

    starling marte getty

    Starling Marte has appeared in 23 straight games with the Pirates since his promotion from Triple-A Indianapolis on July 26. But that streak will be snapped in Sunday’s series finale at Busch Stadium. According to Michael Sanserino of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Marte has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain…

  23. Pirates demote Jose Tabata and his $15 million contract to Triple-A

    Jul 3, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

    Jose Tabata Getty

    Less than a year ago the Pirates and Jose Tabata agreed to a long-term contract extension that guarantees him $15 million, could reach as high as $37 million, and keeps him under team control through 2019. Today the Pirates optioned Tabata to Triple-A after he hit just .230 with three homers and a .636 OPS…

  24. Alex Presley rejoining Pirates after brief demotion to minors

    Jun 5, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Three weeks ago the Pirates demoted starting left fielder Alex Presley to the minors, but he’s on his way back to Pittsburgh now after hitting .277 with five homers and a 1.015 OPS in 18 games at Triple-A. Those five homers in 18 games are just one fewer than Presley hit in a total of…

  25. Jose Tabata benched for not hustling

    May 18, 2012, 8:24 PM EDT

    Jose Tabata Getty

    Jose Tabata is not in the Pirates’ starting lineup tonight against the Tigers. But it’s not your routine day of rest. According to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the young outfielder was benched for not hustling last night against the Nationals. Tabata botched a pair of plays in left field, but Pirates manager Clint…

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