Injury Updates

Pirates Activate Jose Tabata; Phil Irwin Has Surgery

Pirates Activate Jose Tabata; Phil Irwin Has Surgery

Jose Tabata has been activated from the DL. Photo Credit: David Hague

A few roster updates this afternoon:

**The Pirates have activated Jose Tabata from the disabled list. To make room they have optioned Brandon Cumpton to Triple-A.

**Phil Irwin had ulnar nerve transposition surgery on his right-elbow today. He is expected to miss approximately two months of action.

**Jared Hughes will go to Florida for his rehab work. I'm guessing he's going to be pitching for the Marauders.

**Kyle McPherson will visit Dr. James Andrews next week, according to Michael Sanserino.

https://twitter.com/msanserino/status/352494695978516483

The activation of Tabata isn't a surprise. The Pirates were expected to send Cumpton down after his start and replace him with a position player. Tabata...

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