03/02/09 8:12 PM ET
Bucs get good news on Tabata
MRI reveals mild rotator cuff inflamation in right shoulder
By Jenifer Langosch / MLB.com
Tabata was the marquee piece in last summer's trade that sent Xavier Nady and Damaso Marte to the Yankees. He quickly became one of the Pirates' top prospects and had already drawn unsolicited praise from manager John Russell this spring.
Tabata is 0-for-3 with three walks so far in Grapefruit League action.
Jenifer Langosch is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.