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Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Season Recap: Corner Outfield

Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Season Recap: Corner Outfield

In Spring Training, the corner outfield position looked to be an easy lock for the Pirates. Alex Presley would break big league camp for the first time in his career and play left, with Jose Tabata playing in right field. Presley was coming off a .298 average during his rookie season in 2011, which earned him the Opening Day job. Tabata missed a lot last season due to injuries, but healthy in spring, Pittsburgh left Bradenton with him being their right fielder.

But both Presley and Tabata struggled in 2012, and both saw trips to Triple-A to reignite their game and get back on track. The Pirates tried numerous players in the outfield looking to fill that void in the lineup. Drew Sutton and Gorkys Hernandez both saw playing time in left with the Pirates, although neither are still with th...

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