Tsutsugo was released from the Rays back was designated for assignment in May when the Dodgers picked him up. Since then, he experienced minor injury and spent most of July and August in Oklahoma City for AAA. In the 43 games he played for OKC, Tsutsugo recorded 10HR, .257BA, and .868OPS. However, the Dodgers have their problem filling out the positions in the outfield as they are extremely deep in rosters. On August 14th, Dodgers released Tsutsugo and the Pirates have signed him to most likely a minor deal although detail is not confirmed yet. Pirates are dead last in NL Central and may have a chance to work his way up to securing in Major league role again.