The Pittsburgh Pirates placed first baseman Yoshi Tsutsugo on the 10-day injured list on the Thursday off-day according to the transactions page on their website. The move was made retroactive to Wednesday. Jason Mackey broke the news yesterday that Tucupita Marcano was joining the Pirates, but with the off-day on Thursday, there was no need to add him today, so expect that move to be made before Friday’s game in San Diego.
Tsutsugo is batting .177/.281/.257 this year in 35 games.
We will have a post tomorrow when the expected Marcano news becomes official. He was up with the Pirates briefly this year and doubled for his only hit (two at-bats). He has spent the rest of the season with Altoona, where he hit .312/.411/.495 in 29 games, boosting up those numbers after a recent hot streak.
UPDATE: Just noticed that teams will be allowed to carry 14 pitchers still, as MLB has extended the deadline to June 19th, so if you saw that last part about teams getting down to 13 pitchers before June 1st, disregard it. MLB announced it was pushed back a few hours ago, not long before this was posted.