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Jose Tabata carted off Sunday, Alex Presley on the way

Boston Red Sox v Pittsburgh Pirates

PITTSBURGH - JUNE 26: Manager Clint Hurdle #13, first base coach Luis Silverio #15, and head athletic trainer Brad Henderson carry Jose Tabata #31 of the Pittsburgh Pirates onto the cart after he injured himself running to first base on a bunt against the Boston Red Sox during the game on June 26, 2011 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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The Pirates could have a new-look outfield when they open an interleague series Tuesday in Toronto.

Bucs left fielder Jose Tabata had to be wheeled off on a cart in the bottom of the first inning Sunday after suffering a serious left quadriceps injury while legging out a bunt single. Garrett Jones entered the game as a pinch-runner and took over in right field in the second inning as Matt Diaz shifted to left.

The Pirates are trying for a surprising three-game sweep of the formerly red-hot Red Sox.

If the injury is as bad as it looked and Tabata needs to be placed on the disabled list, prospect Alex Presley could become Pittsburgh’s new starting left fielder. A 25-year-old from Monroe, Louisiana, Presley has posted a sparkling .336/.389/.500 batting line with eight home runs, 36 RBI and 18 stolen bases in 75 games this season for Triple-A Indianapolis. He was pulled from the lineup at Triple-A on Sunday, soon after news of Tabata’s injury made its way to Indy.

The Pirates entered Sunday’s play with a 39-37 record, three games back in the National League Central.