Kata Sparkles Off The Bench

The additions of Josh Phelps and Matt Kata have beefed up the Pirates bench strength. Both Phelps and Kata have come up with key hits off the bench in recent games. PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko spoke with Kata about his role.
August 23, 2007

Kata's Loss Has Ripple Effect

Dealing a player, especially a youngster who has had time, and success, on the Major League level is never easy for an organization, and things were no different for the Diamondbacks when they moved Matt Kata to Philly for Todd Worrell. Still, long after the new player has arrived, and even if and when that new player has success, the ripple effect across an organization can still be felt.
July 29, 2005

Kata Okay With Being In Philly

Matt Kata was surprised as anyone that he wound up in Philadelphia. Actually, he had figured to be the starting second baseman for the Diamondbacks, ever since he had seemingly been handed the job two years ago. Plans changed though and now, Kata is happy just to be in the majors.
July 27, 2005

D'Backs Give Kata to Get Bullpen Help

Matt Kata wanted a chance to play in the big leagues, Tim Worrell wanted to move closer to his home in Arizona, the Phillies wanted another glove that could move around the infield, and the Diamondbacks wanted someone to get three consecutive outs in the seventh or eighth inning. With Matt Kata going to Philly, and Tim Worrell coming to the D'Backs, everybody may have gotten their wish.
July 22, 2005

Phillies Deal Worrell To D'Backs; Get Kata

After struggles on and off the field, Tim Worrell is now an ex-Phillie. The Phillies completed a deal with Arizona to send the 38 year old right-hander to the D'Backs for utility infielder Matt Kata. The deal is a welcome relief for Worrell.
July 22, 2005

Hale Likes Sidewinders Versatility; Patience

Chip Hale has a lot of flexibility in his everyday lineup for the Triple-A affiliate of the Diamondbacks. In fact his lineup Wednesday showed it off, second baseman Andy Green started at third the night before, third baseman Brian Barden was over at second two days ago, and shortstop Matt Kata has played four different positions in the last year for the Diamondbacks. Hale checks in to update his ever changing infield, Scott Hairston's progress in center, and Conor Jackson's timetable.
May 12, 2005