Starling Marte Placed on DL; Jose Tabata Recalled

The Pittsburgh Pirates placed rookie Starling Marte on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain. Jose Tabata has been recalled from Triple-A. Pirates Prospects learned late last night that Tabata was heading to St. Louis to Join the team. Tabata has hit for a .297 average with Triple-A Indianapolis since being demoted from Pittsburgh in late July. There will be another roster move expected to come after the game or on...

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Irwin Strikes Out 8 In His Indians’ Debut; 3 Hits For Hague

Indianapolis Indians  6,  Syracuse Chiefs  2 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians exploded with 4 runs in the top of the 9th to break a 2-2 tie with the Syracuse Chiefs at Alliance Bank Stadium in Syracuse, NY.  Phil Irwin, just promoted to the Indians from AA Altoona made his AAA debut tonight and lasted 4 innings, but did not factor into the decision.  1B Matt Hague went 3-for-5 at the plate, and drove in the first insurance run in...

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Jose Tabata to Join Club in St. Louis

Jose Tabata is heading to join the Pirates in St. Louis according to a source. The outfielder has hit for a .297 clip with Triple-A Indianapolis since being demoted in early July. No word on the corresponding roster move yet. Both Starling Marte (right oblique strain) and Jordy Mercer (right wrist) were injured in the Pirates loss on Saturday night.

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Tabata is Hitting For Average, But Not Hitting the Ball Well

Outfielder Jose Tabata has appeared in 40 games since being optioned to AAA Indianapolis.  What has he been doing at the plate?  Has he been doing well enough to be brought back up to Pittsburgh? When Tabata first joined the Indians in July, he was clearly not pleased to be in AAA.  He seemed to be making at best a half-hearted effort, and his play in the outfield made it look as if he just didn’t care.  Clearly that kind of...

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Indians Hold On To Make Holt’s First Homer Count For The Win

Indianpolis Indians  4,  Rochester Red Wings  3 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians held tight to a slim one-run lead for the last 5 innings of tonight’s game at Frontier Field in Rochester, NY, as they salvaged one win to end this 4-game series against the Red Wings.  Chris Leroux earned his 3rd win in his 5 starts for the Tribe (no losses), for a 2.10 ERA in those starts.  The Indians’ firepower was provided by SS...

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