By Marc Weinreich
April 16, 2014

Jose Tabata was batting .274 378 hits heading into this season. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) Jose Tabata was batting .274 378 hits heading into this season. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata left Wednesday's afternoon game in Cincinnati against the Reds with "mild" concussion-like symptoms, according to a tweet from Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

The injury occurred during the bottom of the fifth inning with the Reds up 1-0. The 25-year-old made a leaping catch to rob Brayan Pena of an extra-base hit, but in doing so made hard contact with the unpadded, chain-linked left field wall/scoreboard. He held on to the ball for the out but remained down on the field, apparently in pain and unable to stand up, before he was eventually helped off the field and into the dugout.

Tabata had started in the outfield on Wednesday but was replaced by Starling Marte following the injury. The Reds ended up shutting out the Pirates, 4-0. As per league policy, he will be evaluated by the team's medical staff and will likely have to pass a concussion test before taking to the field again.

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