Jose Tabata Likely to Return Monday

According to Rob Biertempfel, the Pittsburgh Pirates are likely to recall Jose Tabata on Monday for the start of the series against the Cardinals.  The addition of Tabata would really help the team, both at the top of the lineup, and in the outfield, where they’ve seen Garrett Jones and Xavier Paul getting a lot of playing time.  Alex Presley could also be on his way back soon, as he just had his rehab work moved to Indianapolis.  An outfield with Tabata and Presley would really provide a boost for the current outfield.

Tim started Pirates Prospects in 2009 from his home in Virginia, which was 40 minutes from where Pedro Alvarez made his pro debut in Lynchburg. That year, the Lynchburg Hillcats won the Carolina League championship, and Pirates Prospects was born from Tim's reporting along the way. The site has grown over the years to include many more writers, and Tim has gone on to become a credentialed MLB reporter, producing Pirates Prospects each year, and will publish his 11th Prospect Guide this offseason. He has also served as the Pittsburgh Pirates correspondent for Baseball America since 2019. Behind the scenes, Tim is an avid music lover, and most of the money he gets paid to run this site goes to vinyl records.

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Pearce has an option left, so I would expect him to be sent down for Tabata. The one being sent down for Presley will be a tougher choice. I think the choice comes down to who they want to be here next year. It could be Lee going on the DL if he hasn’t played yet.


When everyone is healthy dfa diaz and xp? any possiblilty either one of them is the padres ptbnl

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Would we eat Diaz’s contract for next year if we Designated him?


I guess pearce is in there cuz wood can backup any infielder

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