Gorkys Hernandez recalled; Jose Tabata optioned to AAA

OF Gorkys Hernandez has been recalled from Triple-A and OF Jose Tabata has been optioned to Triple-A.

— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) July 3, 2012


This move isn’t very unexpected. Jose Tabata has been an enormous disappointment this season. Over 72 games and 252 at-bats, he is hitting just .230/.295/.341 with three home runs. He also has stolen just eight bases in 17 attempts. Hopefully he can get some reps in for Indianapolis and get back on track.

Gorkys Hernandez has been called up to replace Tabata. Expect this go around to be more of the same for Hernandez as his last stint. He’ll be used late in games as a defensive replacement, but his at-bats will probably be limited. In 64 Triple-A games, he was hitting .268/.364/.362 with two homers. In 10 ML at-bats, he is hitting .200/.273/.200.