The Dodgers are making a lot of moves over the last week. With all of the injuries that have plagued the team, they’re looking to stack up as much as possible. That includes adding a few arms at the minor league level.
They added to the trade flurry today by getting a deal done with the Rays. The Dodgers announced that they traded for Rays infielder Yoshitomo Tsutsugo during the game against the Marlins.
The deal is for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Tsutsugo was designated for assignment by the Rays earlier in the week, making him available for the Dodgers.
Tsutsugo came over from the Nippon Professional Baseball League and played 77 games with the Rays before being moved to the Dodgers.
He’s had limited success at the plate, but his time over seas was phenomenal. The Dodgers added him to the 40-man roster and had to move Edwin Rios to the 60 day injured list. Rios is having surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder.