Last Game
Sat, Jul 2
vs Milwaukee Brewers (45-35)
  • PNC Park
4
Final
7

NL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
45-35 6-4 L1
44-36 5-5 W1
32-46 7-3 W4
32-46 4-6 W1
26-51 3-7 L4

2022 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .177 2 15 .538 0

Top Yoshitomo Tsutsugo News

  • Pirates' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Beginning rehab assignment Tuesday

    Tsutsugo (back) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

    Tsutsugo is one of three injured Pirates position players who will kick off his rehab assignment at Indianapolis this week, with infielders Kevin Newman (groin/hamstring) and Josh VanMeter (finger) set to join him. Sidelined since May 26 with a lumbar muscle strain, Tsutsugo could unseat either Michael Chavis or Daniel Vogelbach for regular starts at first base or designated hitter once he's cleared to return from the 10-day injured list.

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  • Pirates' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Nearing rehab assignment

    Tsutsugo (back) could begin a rehab assignment in the next 5-7 days, Chris Halicke of DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.

    Tsutsugo has been on the injured list with a lumbar muscle strain since May 26, but he was cleared to resume light baseball activities last week. While the 30-year-old will likely require several rehab games before he's reinstated from the injured list, he's certainly trending in the right direction.

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  • Pirates' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Resumes light activities

    Tsutsugo (back) was cleared to resume light baseball activities this week, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports.

    Tsutsugo, who is recovering from a lumbar muscle strain, should gradually ramp up his workouts in the days to come, but he'll likely need at least a brief minor-league rehab assignment before the Pirates are comfortable bringing him back from the 10-day injured list. Once he's activated, the lefty-hitting Tsutsugo could fill the large side of a platoon at first base with Michael Chavis or Yu Chang.

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  • Pirates' Yoshi Tsutsugo: No baseball activities yet

    Tsutsugo (back) is progressing in his recovery but has yet to be cleared for baseball activities, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Tsutsugo landed on the injured list with a lumbar muscle strain last week, and he's since been shut down from baseball activities. The 30-year-old is eligible to be reinstated back to the active roster this week, but until he resumes baseball work he won't have a clear timeline for his return.

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  • Pirates' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Dealing with lumbar muscle strain

    Tsutsugo's injured which sent him to the injured list was revealed to be a lumbar muscle strain Friday, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.

    Tsutsugo has struggled to a .177/.281/.257 line through 35 games this season, but it's not clear to what extent that can be attributed to his injury. While the reason for his absence has now been clarified, the Pirates have yet to provide a timetable for his return.

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  • Pirates' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Placed on injured list

    Tsutsugo was placed on the 10-day injured list with an undisclosed injury Thursday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Tsutusgo was out of the lineup Wednesday for what appeared to be rest. However, he is apparently battling an injury that has yet to be disclosed. While Mason Martin has hit the ball well at Triple-A Indianapolis, Tucupita Marcano is reportedly being recalled by Pittsburgh in the corresponding move. While Tsutsugo is sidelined, Michael Chavis should be locked into playing time at first base.

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  • Pirates' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Not starting Wednesday

    Tsutsugo isn't starting Wednesday against the Rockies.

    Tsutsugo drew starts in the last 10 games, but he'll get a breather after going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Tuesday's loss to Colorado. Ben Gamel will serve as the designated hitter while Cal Mitchell starts in right field.

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  • Pirates' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Drives in winning run

    Tsutsugo went 1-for-4 with an RBI on Monday against Colorado.

    Tsutsugo hit a chopper to second base and was able to beat the throw to drive in the game-winning run in the eighth inning. He's driven in a run in each of his last four games, also collecting two extra-base hits in 13 at-bats. Tsutsugo's line remains subpar at .183/.290/.266 across 131 plate appearances, but the Pirates have been willing to keep him in place as the primary first baseman.

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  • Pirates' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Tallies multi-hit game

    Tsutsugo went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI on Saturday against the Cardinals.

    Tsutsugo roped an RBI double over the head of Harrison Bader in the bottom of the second inning for his first knock of the game. He added a single later, recording the first multi-hit effort in his last eight starts. In that span, he has hit just .040 with two RBI and no runs scored. Despite his struggles, Tsutsugo has remained the Pirates' primary first baseman and is hitting .175/.276/.233 across 123 plate appearances for the campaign.

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  • Pirates' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Out of lineup

    Tsutsugo will sit Friday against the Reds.

    Tsutsugo has been unable to recapture the form he showed down the stretch last season, as he's hitting .188/.303/.250 with just one home run through 25 games. He'll hit the bench against a righty (Tyler Mahle) for the second time in three games, with Michael Chavis taking over at first base.

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  • Pirates' Yoshi Tsutsugo: On bench Wednesday

    Tsutsugo will take a seat in Wednesday's series finale against the Dodgers.

    Tsutsugo will be on the bench Wednesday after starting three straight games, going 2-for-10 with a double and two RBI over that stretch. Michael Chavis will draw the start at first base and bat fifth as the Pirates try to take the series from Dodgers.

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  • Pirates' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Cranks first homer

    Tsutsugo went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and a walk in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Reds.

    Tsutsugo was on the bench for the first game of the doubleheader, but he returned for the second matchup to start at first base while hitting fifth. He delivered a two-run blast in the first inning, his first home run of the season. Tsutsugo has had a slow start to the campaign, as he's hitting just .191/.310/.250 across 78 plate appearances.

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  • Pirates' Yoshi Tsutsugo: On bench for matinee

    Tsutsugo isn't starting the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against Cincinnati.

    Tsutsugo has gone 2-for-10 with a walk and two strikeouts over his last three games, but he'll be out of the lineup for a second straight matchup. Michael Chavis will start at first base and bat fifth during Saturday's matinee.

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  • Pirates' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Takes seat for nightcap

    Tsutsugo isn't starting the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Tigers.

    Tsutsugo started in Wednesday's matinee and went 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout. Michael Chavis will replace him at first base and bat fifth in the second game.

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  • Pirates' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Takes seat Friday

    Tsutsugo isn't starting Friday's game against the Padres.

    Tsutsugo has had fairly consistent playing time early in the season, but he'll retreat to the bench for a second straight game. Michael Chavis will take over at first base and bat seventh.

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  • Pirates' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Heads to bench

    Tsutsugo will sit Thursday against the Brewers, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Tsutsugo sits for just the third time this season. He's so far been unable to replicate the success he had down the stretch for the Pirates last year, as he's hitting just .185/.299/.204 with zero home runs through 16 games. Michael Chavis will start at first base.

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  • Pirates' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Not starting Friday

    Tsutsugo isn't starting Friday's game against the Cubs.

    Tsutsugo started the last three games and went 1-for-12 with a double, two RBI and a walk. However, Michael Chavis will start at first base and bat fifth Friday.

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  • Pirates' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Sits for first time

    Tsutsugo will sit for the first time this season Monday against Milwaukee.

    Tsutsugo's day off comes against lefty Eric Lauer, but he's started against four southpaws already this season, so there's little reason to fear that he's slipping into a platoon role. Such a role could be on the table eventually if he can't reverse his slow start, however, as he's yet to record an extra-base hit. Michael Chavis will be the first baseman Monday.

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  • Pirates' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Reaches base three times

    Tsutsugo went 1-for-2 with two walks and an RBI Sunday against the Nationals.

    Tsutsugo delivered his fourth RBI of the season on a groundout in the seventh inning. He has shown strong patience early in the campaign, maintaining a .368 on-base percentage while drawing seven free passes across 38 plate appearances. On the other hand, Tsutsugo has yet to produce an extra-base hit and is slugging just .241 as a result.

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  • Pirates' Yoshi Tsutsugo: Resting Monday

    Tsutsugo is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Cardinals.

    Tsutsugo will get his first rest day of the season Monday, after he went 4-for-12 with two RBI through the initial three games of the series in St. Louis. The 30-year-old closed out the weekend with a dud -- he went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts in Sunday's 9-4 win -- but Tsutsugo should continue to handle a near-everyday role for Pittsburgh at either first base or designated hitter, with Daniel Vogelbach typically starting at the other position. While Tsutsugo rests Monday, Michael Chavis will pick up a second straight start in his stead after slugging a grand slam and a double in Sunday's win.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 209 lbs
Birthplace: Hashimoto, Japan
Age: 30
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: L, R