Jose Tabata LF/RF PIT 23 Hrs

Jose Tabata has been diagnosed with "mild" concussion-like symptoms.

Tabata had to leave Wednesday's game after colliding with the left field wall. Even though his concussion symptoms are apparently "mild," the Pirates are surely going to place him on the 7-day concussion DL. Travis Snider would see a bump in playing time with Tabata out.

Jose Tabata LF/RF PIT 24 Hrs

Jose Tabata left Wednesday's game against the Reds after colliding with the

Tabata made a nice running catch, but he paid the price. He looked woozy after getting up and the Pirates trainer was checking his head/jaw area. It's certainly possible that he could have a concussion, but we likely won't know more until later Wednesday or Thursday. Starling Marte, who had been given a day off, took Tabata's spot in left field.

Jose Tabata LF/RF PIT 23 Days

Jose Tabata went 4-for-4 with a homer, a double and four RBI in the Pirates' 22-run outburst Tuesday.

Tabata's showing doesn't stand out so much with the Pirates collecting 29 hits, but at least it's a start for him. Typically a weaker hitter in March and April, he entered the day at .114/.114/.143 in 35 spring at-bats. Despite his struggles, he still looks like the Pirates' best option in right field to us.

Jose Tabata LF/RF PIT 1 Month

Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that the Pirates are shopping outfielder Jose Tabata.

Jose Tabata LF/RF PIT 1 Month

Jose Tabata went 0-for-3 in Thursday's loss and is 3-for-22 with no extra-base hits this spring.

Tabata was putting up pretty solid numbers last year when the Pirates went out and got Marlon Byrd to start over him. Of course, Byrd is gone now, giving Tabata another opportunity to prove that he should be Pittsburgh's right fielder. Unfortunately, his typical slow starts could work against him. He's posted just a .628 OPS in April in his career (his next lowest month is .689 in June).

Jose Tabata LF/RF PIT 8 Months

Jose Tabata finished 3-for-4 with a three-run double and two runs scored in Thursday's 10-5 win over the Giants.

Tabata is now hitting .321 (17-for-53) with six extra-base hits (two homers), eight RBI, five walks, and six runs scored through 16 games this month. The Pirates were criticized in some circles for not trading for a right fielder before the July 31 deadline, but the 25-year-old is beginning to deliver on some of the promise he showed early on in his career. Hitting leadoff with Starling Marte out of the lineup, he could be worth a look in deeper mixed fantasy leagues.

Jose Tabata LF/RF PIT 8 Months

Jose Tabata connected for a two-run home run and drew a walk in Friday's 6-2 win over the Diamondbacks.

His blast off J.J. Putz in the eighth inning provided some valuable late insurance for the Pirates' bullpen. Tabata is now hitting .354 (11-for-31) with five extra-base hits (two homers) and five walks in 11 games this month. It's unclear how things will shake out in right field now that Andrew Lambo is with the big club, but it's going to be tough to sit Tabata if he keeps producing like this.

Jose Tabata LF/RF PIT 8 Months

Jose Tabata was scratched from the Pirates' lineup Tuesday due to flu-like symptoms.

He should be fine in a day or two. Andrew Lambo will make his major league debut in right field in Tabata's place.

Jose Tabata LF/RF PIT 8 Months

Jose Tabata went 0-for-3 with a walk Friday against the Rockies.

Tabata is now hitting just .152 (7-for-46) in 20 games since the All-Star break. Travis Snider is on the comeback trail from a toe injury, but the Pirates might be in the mix for outfield help before the August 31 waiver trade deadline.

Jose Tabata LF/RF PIT 9 Months

Jose Tabata (forearm) went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in his return to the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

It was his first start since leaving last Wednesday's game with a forearm contusion. The young outfielder is batting just .259/.325/.378 in 57 games this season.