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Wednesday September 3 2014
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Pirates send Tabata to Triple-A

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Struggling outfielder demoted in favor of Gorkys Hernandez

The Pirates have optioned struggling outfielder Jose Tabata to Triple-A Indianapolis.


Tabata, in his third Major League season, is hitting .230 with 3 homeruns and 11 RBI in 252 at bats and has had issues defensively.


Outfielder Gorkys Hernandez has been recalled from Indy to take Tabata's place on the Major League roster.


Hernandez is in his second stint with the Pirates, having gone 2-for-10 with two RBI in nine games from May 18 to June 5. In 64 Triple-A games this season, Hernandez has gone 60-for-224 (.268) with 11 doubles, two triples, two homeruns, 25 RBI and 13 stolen bases. He hit .321 (17-for-53) against left-handed pitchers.

Paul Chryst sat at a table in Greensboro, North Carolina, answering questions from the media. The third-year Pitt head coach was certainly anxious to wrap up the interview session and catch his plane back to Pittsburgh, but he was also at ease.
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Quarterback Amos Luptak ran 7 yards for a TD with a second left and Quaker Valley beat Keystone Oaks 25-19 in the CoGo's Feature Matchup Friday night.
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McKeesport rode junior running back Khaleke "Hit Man" Hudson to a romp over visiting Connellsville, as the 6-foot-0, 210-pounder rumbled for 340 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Tigers to a 36-7 rout.
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When Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco was called up from Triple-A Indianapolis June 10, he made an immediate impact, going on a 14-game hitting streak and adding a consistent bat at the top of the lineup.
Feature FourNorth Shore Notes
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