Minor Moves: Tabata Begins Rehab Assignment; Ali Solis to Indianapolis

Jose Tabata

Jose Tabata has started a rehab assignment with Indianapolis. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

Along with the promotion of Tony Sanchez to the majors, the Pittsburgh Pirates have also promoted catcher Ali Solis to Indianapolis. Solis is a strong defensive catcher who the Pirates claimed off waivers from San Diego over the off-season, then outrighted to Triple-A. He’s been out for most of the year with back problems.

The Pirates have also sent Jose Tabata to Indianapolis to start a rehab assignment. That’s a good sign to show that Tabata is close to returning. Position players have a maximum of 20 days they can spend on rehab assignment. No word yet on how many Tabata will need.

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  • buc em all

    Hey Tim is de jhangs power legit he smacked out another already today and if u can answer do u think. Bell Barnes n dilson Herrera might see Bradenton this year?


    • http://www.piratesprospects.com Tim Williams

      Jhang could hit double digit homers in the future.

      Don’t see those guys coming up.

  • buc em all

    Thanks tits McGee

    • http://www.piratesprospects.com Tim Williams

      I’m Tim Williams. Tits McGee is on vacation.

      • http://www.facebook.com/lee.young.161 Lee Young

        Hope she comes back soon!


  • buc em all

    Ah kingham just gave up a two run hr this curve radio guy kinda sucks

  • buc em all


  • BuccosFanStuckinMD

    Anyone else going to see Altoona vs. Bowie tomorrow? Once I saw that Taillon was pitching, I logged on and bought two tickets – my wife and I are going. I’m looking forward to seeing Polanco and Dickerson as well.

    Plus, its fireworks night!!! :)

    Anyone else going??

  • BuccosFanStuckinMD

    This just in from Indy….James MacDonald is still awful! I feel bad for the guy, because he had so much promise up until the All Star break last year – but, the wheels have just completely fallen off. Really strange in how he could do such a 180.

    The MLB team just does not have the luxury to carry a pitcher for nostalgic reasons – they are in a pennant race. They may be forced to just release him. Isn’t his rehab time running out?

  • buc em all

    Maybe he’s working on some pitches I wouldn’t bash him till he’s back in the bigs