PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Outfielder Jose Tabata was removed from the Pirates game against the Chicago Cubs at PNC Park on Sunday in the top of the sixth inning due to tightness and cramping in his left leg.
The left fielder was examined by trainers after running from first to third base on an error by the Cubs pitcher Matt Garza in the first inning. Tabata, however, remained in the game. Tabata was replaced by rookie Gorkys Hernandez in the sixth frame. Tabata went 2-for-3 on the day with a triple.
Tabata will be re-examined on Monday.