The 25-year-old suffered the injury during the second game of Sunday's double-header against the New York Yankees. He was forced to exit the contest after attempting to go from first to third on a single, ultimately being replaced in the outfield by Travis Snider.
Tabata hasn't been able to follow up his strong 2013 campaign, during which he hit an impressive .282/.342/.429 with 28 extra-base hits. This season the outfielder has only mustered a line of .266/.298/.321 with four doubles and no home runs.
Considering he's been pinch-hitting for the Pirates, it would appear that Tabata is a candidate to return as a starter at some point during the team's weekend series against the Washington Nationals. In Tabata's absence the Pirates have used Josh Harrison in right field.
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