Jose Tabata of the Charleston River Dogs, a New York Yankees affiliate June 6. 2006, at West End Field in Greenville, S.C. Photo by Tom Priddy.
Jose Tabata, formerly a Yankees farm hand, made his Major League debut with the Pirates this week.
Jeff Seidel of MLB.com reports that Tabata went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored in his first game before coming out in the eighth with a right hamstring cramp.
It’s been a while — but he played at Fluor Field when the River Dogs came to town in 2006.