The Dodgers had to make a few roster moves ahead of their game against the Pirates on Wednesday. They activated Tony Gonsolin, so they needed to free up a spot on both the 40-man roster as well as the active roster.
To make room on the 40-man, LHP Scott Alexander was moved to the 60-day IL. That move is expected to be backdated as Dave Roberts previously said he would return around the first week of July. The Dodgers also moved Yoshi Tsutsugo to the 10-day injured list to give Gonsolin a spot on the active roster.
Tsutsugo was designated with a right calf strain by the Dodgers. it’s unclear when that happened, but it sounds like it is not a serious issue for the moment. Los Angeles may keep him there for a while to figure out what moves they will be making for their roster down the stretch.
Yoshi has not had the best start with the Dodgers. Through 12 games, he has compiled just 3 hits in 25 at-bats. He does not yet have any extra-base hits with Los Angeles. They claimed him from the Rays last month after being designated for assignment by Tampa Bay.
It’s also unclear if Tsutsugo will be able to stick around with the Dodgers big league squad. He provided depth with Cody Bellinger, AJ Pollock, and Zach McKinstry all on the injured list. But now that they are back, his role is a little less clear.