OF Jose Tabata, designated for assignment by the Pirates on Oct. 3, accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Indianapolis on Oct. 9. Tabata, 26, hit .282/.314/.333 with no homers and 17 RBIs in 80 games this season. He was outrighted off the 40-man roster in June but had his contract purchased from Indianapolis in late August and finished the season on Pittsburgh's bench.