Pirates put Jose Tabata on DL

Updated: May 27, 2013, 2:28 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- The Pittsburgh Pirates have put outfielder Jose Tabata on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain and recalled infielder Josh Harrison from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Pittsburgh also announced Monday that it has purchased the contract of left-hander Mike Zagurski from Indianapolis, transferred right-hander Jeff Karstens from the 15-day to the 60-day DL and optioned right-hander Bryan Morris to Triple-A.

Karstens has been bothered by right shoulder inflammation.

Tabata, who is on the DL retroactive to Saturday, is hitting .272 this season.

Harrison broke up a no-hit bid by Detroit's Justin Verlander in the ninth inning last year. Verlander starts Monday against Pittsburgh, and Pirates manager Clint Hurdle joked that Harrison "can get a hit off Verlander" if needed.

Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press


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