If Jose Tabata doesn't get his act together, the outfielder could face a demotion to Triple-A. After Tabata made several throwing errors in right field in the Pirates 8-3 loss to Philadelphia on Monday, the outfielder saw himself get bumped down to seventh in the lineup, and on Thursday was benched.
Tabata has been very inconsistent this season. Coming out of spring training it was expected that Tabata and Alex Presley would split time batting leadoff for the Bucs depending on a right-hander/left-hander matchup on the bump. But Tabata has had a disappointing season so far. He's endured a leg injury, something that Manager Clint Hurdle said he believes is afraid of re-injuring.
Tabata is batting just .226 on the season. Over his last 10 games, Tabata is hitting for just a .192 average...
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