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Pirates Prospect Interview: Jose Tabata

Jose Tabata

Outfielder Jose Tabata came to the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 26 as part of a six player trade that sent Xavier Nady and Damaso Marte to the New York Yankees. Entering play on August 26 the 20-year old prospect has played in 15 games with Double-A Altoona and is hitting .377 with one home run and seven RBI. PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko caught up with Tabata recently.

GVB-- What was your reaction when you heard you had been traded to Pittsburgh? JT-- At first I was shocked because the Yankees are the only team I have ever been with, but once I had time to think about it I got excited because I knew that the Pirates really wanted me. When I heard that I was traded for two big leaguers it made me feel really good because that is where I want to be some day...

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