Pirates' Jose Tabata's status uncertain
Tabata, 22, suffered the injury in the first inning of Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Boston Red Sox in Pittsburgh, and was carted off the field. He could be placed on the 15-day disabled list later this week.
Meanwhile, the Pirates optioned infielder Pedro Ciriaco to Triple-A Indianapolis, and are expected to recall outfielder Alex Presley from Indianapolis on Tuesday, prior to their game vs. the Blue Jays in Toronto.
The Pirates (39-38) are four games behind Milwaukee in the National League Central.
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