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.339: Lifetime average in St. Louis' Busch Stadium for Jose Tabata. He was 40-for-118 in 29 games, with nine doubles and two home runs.

"I don't know if he got there, because players have 72 hours to report after getting optioned. But I saw him this morning, so I know he is back." -- Pirates manager Clint Hurdle on Gerrit Cole, who "returned" from the Minors to start Monday against the Cardinals, after having been "optioned" to Rookie-level Bristol on Friday.

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