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By Jon Weisman
Michael Morse, who was designated for assignment Thursday by the Dodgers after coming to the organization in the Mat Latos deal, has been traded to the Pirates (with cash considerations) for outfielder Jose Tabata.
Tabata, 26, was designated for assignment by Pittsburgh with a .341 on-base percentage and .289 slugging percentage in 41 plate appearances (including one certain hit-by-pitch with two out in the ninth inning against no-hit throwing Max Scherzer of Washington). He is not on the Dodgers’ 40-man roster and will be assigned Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Tabata made his MLB debut at age 21 in 2010. He has a career .336 OBP and .377 slugging percentage in 1,765 plate appearances. His best year was in 2013, when he had a .771 OPS (118 OPS+)