The Pirates have officially optioned Gregory Polanco to Triple-A and Jose Tabata is back with the Pirates as the team officially selected his contract today. Tabata was demoted on June 24 after hitting .289 with 0 home runs and 14 RBI. Tabata batted .281/.337/.349 in 146 at-bats for Triple-A Indianapolis.
The Pirates also activated Clint Barmes off the DL and designated Jayson Nix for assignment. Barmes out of the lineup since June 29 due to a groin tear, will return in his role as backup shortstop.
Nix was 4-36 (.111) with the Pirates.