The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired Michael Morse from the Los Angeles Dodgers for Jose Tabata, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. The Dodgers also sent cash over in the deal. Teams have confirmed the deal.
Morse, 33, was traded by the Marlins to the Dodgers yesterday and Los Angeles turned around and designated him for assignment. He’s having one of the worse seasons of his career, hitting a slash of .213/.276/.313 with four homers and 12 RBIs in 174 plate appearances.
Tabata on the other hand has only seen 41 plate appearances this season, and hit .289/.341/.289 during his time in the majors. The 26-year-old was once a top 100 prospect, but he’s spent most of his time in the minors and has struggled to every gain any momentum at the big league level. He’s hitting .291/.364/.345 in 165 plate appearances at Triple-A Indianapolis this season.
The Dodgers will get a steal here if Tabata ever turns it around and plays the way everyone once thought he was capable of.
michael morse went with cash to pirates for jose tabata
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 31, 2015