Dodgers Minor League News: Yoshi Tsutsugo Released, Kevin Quackenbush Returns to AAA

While taking game 2 in New York, the Dodgers made a few roster moves down on the farm. First up, the team has reportedly released outfielder/first baseman Yoshi Tsutsugo from Triple-A Oklahoma City after a 43 game stint with the minor league club. Tsutsugo was picked up in a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays back in May at a time when the Dodgers were absolutely decimated by injuries.

In 12 games with the big club, the 29-year-old recorded only 3 hits in 25 at-bats (.120 average). After a suspect calf injury sidelined him in early June, Yoshi-san was outrighted to AAA where, after a slow start, he caught fire over his last 26 games, posting a triple slash line of .370/.471/.704.

All told, he put together a .257 average with 10 home runs at AAA. Moreover, chances are high that the Dodgers are allowing him the chance to join another big league roster or return to his native Japan where he starred for 10 seasons in the Nippon Professional Baseball league.

Return of the Quacken(bush)

In other news, after being designated for assignment earlier this week, right-handed reliever Kevin Quackenbush makes his return to AAA after 1 game with the big league Dodgers. In 30 games with OKC, mostly as the closer, he’s posted a 0.61 ERA with 14 saves and 33 punchouts.

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Written by Clint Pasillas

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