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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Pirates Injury Update: Jose Tabata remains out of starting lineup

By on 5/22/2014 07:30:00 PM

Jose Tabata is once again out of the Pittsburgh Pirates' starting lineup, as the outfielder continues to deal with an injury to his right hamstring.

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.

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While he hasn't been in the Pirates' starting lineup each of the team's past two games, Tabata has pinch-hit for Pittsburgh. He collected a base hit on Tuesday night, but he struck out during last night's contest against the Baltimore Orioles.

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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