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Jose Tabata Struggling in Triple-A Since Demotion

Jose Tabata Struggling in Triple-A Since Demotion

The Pittsburgh Pirates demoted Jose Tabata to Triple-A in early July in order to reignite his game and to get him back on track. The organization got to a point during the season that they had enough of Tabata's miscues in the field and struggles at the plate that they decided to send him to Indianapolis to get consistent reps, at-bats and games played.

Tabata, who back in 2010 hit for a .299 clip in his first season in Pittsburgh, had several sit down talks with Manager Clint Hurdle throughout the season due to his struggles at the plate -- hitting for just a .230 average -- and not playing 100 percent in the field.

And it wasn't for a lack of effort from Tabata. The biggest issue for Tabata has been confusion, Hurdle said. There was just too much indecision going on, whether it be ...

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