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Rangers' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Told he won't make team
Tsutsugo has been informed he will not make the Rangers' Opening Day roster, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Tsutsugo's bid for a roster spot wasn't helped -- through no fault of his own -- by visa issues leading to a late start. The Rangers surely would like him to stick around at Triple-A Round Rock, but Tsutsugo likely has an opt-out decision.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Reports to camp
Tsutsugo reported to MLB camp Sunday, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
Tsutsugo had issues with his visa, but those have been cleared up and the 32-year-old is now in Arizona. Signed to a minor-league contract in January, Tsutsugo will have an uphill battle in trying to win one of the final spots on the Rangers' bench over the next month.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Yet to report due to visa issues
Tsutsugo has yet to report to Rangers camp because of visa issues, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
Tsutsugo was probably already a long shot to win a bench job as a non-roster invitee, and any chances he had might be out the window now with his late start. Once his visa problems are resolved, he should begin the season at Triple-A Round Rock.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Heading to Texas
Tsutsugo signed a minor-league contract with the Rangers as a non-roster invitee Sunday.
Tsutsugo appeared in 50 major-league games with the Pirates last year but hit just .171 with two homers, 19 RBI and 11 runs. He had to settle for a minor-league contract with the Blue Jays over the final few months of the season and will attempt to carve out a role with the Rangers during big-league spring training in 2023.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Signs MiLB deal with Toronto
Tsutsugo signed a minor-league contract with the Blue Jays on Wednesday, Mitch Bannon of SI.com reports.
Tsutsugo hit just .171 with two home runs, 19 RBI and 11 runs over 50 games with the Pirates earlier this year prior to being released in early August. However, he'll now have a chance to carve out a role at Triple-A Buffalo.... See More ... See Less
Yoshi Tsutsugo: Released by Pirates
Tsutsugo was released by the Pirates on Friday, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
He slashed .171/.249/.229 with two home runs in 50 games before being designated for assignment. It wouldn't be surprising to see Tsutsugo return to Japan, as he has never been able to establish himself stateside after originally signing a two-year, $12 million deal with the Rays before the 2020 season.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Designated for assignment
Tsutsugo was designated for assignment by the Pirates on Wednesday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Tsutsugo had inconsistent playing time for the Pirates over the last few weeks, and he'll lose his spot on the 40-man roster after hitting .171 with two home runs, 19 RBI and 11 runs over 50 major-league games to begin the year. It's not yet clear whether he'll remain in the organization if he goes unclaimed on waivers, but Tucupita Marcano will take his place on the active roster.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Sits versus righty
Tsutsugo is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Brewers.
The Pirates often shield the lefty-hitting Tsutsugo from southpaw pitchers, but he'll take a seat Tuesday with right-hander and reigning National League Cy Young Award winner Corbin Burnes taking the hill for Milwaukee. Josh VanMeter and Bligh Madris will serve as the Pirates' first baseman and designated hitter, respectively, while Tsutsugo sits after producing a .158/.172/.175 slash line in 15 games since he returned from the injured list in early July.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Late addition to lineup
Tsutsugo will start at first base and bat eighth Sunday against the Phillies.
Tsutsugo was originally absent from Sunday's lineup but will end up starting with Ke'Bryan Hayes scratched with a knee injury. Tsutsugo is 2-for-19 with three RBI and nine strikeouts in five games since the All-Star break.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Remains on bench Sunday
Tsutsugo is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Phillies.
Tsutsugo is 2-for-19 with three RBI and nine strikeouts to open the second half, and he finds himself on the bench Sunday for the fourth time in the past five games. Cal Mitchell will serve as the designated hitter while Bligh Madris starts in right field.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Riding pine Saturday
Tsutsugo isn't starting Saturday against Philadelphia.
Tsutsugo started Friday and went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts, and he'll head to the bench for the third time in the last four games. Ben Gamel is serving as the designated hitter while Bligh Madris starts in left field.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Day off Thursday
Tsutsugo is not in the starting lineup Thursday against the Phillies.
Tsutsugo will head to the bench Thursday for a second game in a row. Cal Mitchell will take over at designated hitter while Bligh Madris enters the lineup in right field and bats fifth in the series opener.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Sitting Tuesday
Tsutsugo is not in the starting lineup Tuesday versus the Cubs.
Tsutsugo will get a day off after going 2-for-15 with three RBI and six strikeouts over the last four contests. Ben Gamel will slot in as the designated hitter while Greg Allen enters the lineup in left field.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Idle against lefty
Tsutsugo is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rockies.
With Colorado bringing southpaw Austin Gomber to the hill on Sunday, the lefty-hitting Tsutsugo will hit the bench for the second time in the series. Michael Chavis checks in for Tsutsugo at first base.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Sitting Friday
Tsutsugo will be on the bench Friday against the Rockies, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.
Tsutsugo's off days typically come against lefties, but he'll sit here against righty German Marquez. He'll miss out on the opportunity to pad his numbers at Coors Field, though his .182/.271/.252 season slash line needs more than just a little padding. Josh VanMeter will get the start at first base.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Sitting against lefty
Tsutsugo will sit Monday against the Marlins.
Tsutsugo will take a seat again Monday as the Pirates take on left-hander Trevor Rogers. Michael Chavis will start at first base and bat third against the Marlins.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Yoshi Tsutsugo: On bench against lefty
Tsutsugo is out of the lineup for Sunday's game in Milwaukee.
Tsutsugo will take a seat after he went 5-for-19 with a double and a run scored while starting in five of the Pirates' six games since he was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Tuesday. With southpaw Eric Lauer on the mound for Milwaukee, the lefty-hitting Tsutsugo will give way to the righty-hitting Michael Chavis at first base.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Yoshi Tsutsugo: On bench for nightcap
Tsutsugo isn't starting the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against Cincinnati.
Tsutsugo went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts in the first game of the twin bill and will rest in the nightcap. Michael Chavis is starting at first base and batting cleanup.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Activated from IL, starting Tuesday
The Pirates activated Tsutsugo (back) off the 10-day injured list Tuesday. He'll start at first base and bat fifth against the Yankees.
Tsutsugo is back in action for the big club after a back strain sidelined him for over a month. Though he submitted a lowly .538 OPS over 35 games prior to landing on the IL, Tsutsugo was dialed in during his recent nine-game rehab assignment at Triple-A Indianapolis, slashing .440/.556/.760 with four extra-base hits and nine walks in 36 plate appearances. Expect the Pirates to reinstall him as a strong-side platoon player at either first base or designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Due back for Yankees series
Pirates general manager Ben Cherington said he expects Tsutsugo (back) to return from the 10-day injured list during the team's two-game series with the Yankees that begins Tuesday, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports.
Tsutsugo appears to be fully recovered from the lumbar muscle strain that resulted in his placement on the IL on May 26. He started a rehab assignment at Triple-A Indianapolis on June 21 and has appeared in nine games for the affiliate, slashing .400/.556/.760 with two home runs and a 9:3 BB:K mark over 36 plate appearances. Once activated, Tsutsugo should take on a strong-side platoon role for Pittsburgh at either first base or designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-0, 209 lbs|
|Birthplace: Hashimoto, Japan|
|Bats/Throws: L, R|