Maybe they had more’n they could handle?

Jose Tabata is apparently married to a dingo:

A 2-month-old is back in the arms of her parents and the wife of a top Pittsburgh Pirates minor league prospect is suspected of taking the infant from a health clinic outside Tampa, authorities said Tuesday.

Amalia Tabata Pereira, 43, was being questioned by Florida detectives in Manatee County, where the girl was found unharmed Tuesday afternoon, a day after she was taken from the clinic. Plant City Chief of Police Bill McDaniel said authorities are looking to charge Pereira with false imprisonment.

She is the wife of Jose Tabata, 20, an outfielder and one of the top three prospects for the Pirates, who train in Bradenton, which is in the county where the infant was found. In a statement, Pirates president Frank Coonelly said they have received “no indication that Jose is believed to have had any involvement in this matter.”

Given that she’s 43 and Tabata is 20, this is not the first cradle she robbed.


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RobRob
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RobRob

In Jose’s defense, her birth certificate said she was 35 when they got married.

Travis M. Nelson
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Travis M. Nelson

Looked like a bad trade when the Yankees shipped Tabata and three others off to the Pirates for Xavier Nady, but if Jose somehow gets implicated in this, his MLB career will be over before it starts.

Marty
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Marty
Justin Zeth
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Justin Zeth

Yeah. Tabata is “20”. Wink wink.

Jason B
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Jason B

She just took it (allegedly), she didn’t eat it.

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