Pirates Claim Sutton Off Waivers From Rays

The Pirates announced that they have claimed infielder Drew Sutton off of waivers from the Rays.  This marks a return of sorts for Sutton, who spent less than 24 hours as a member of the Pirates last month.

On May 20th, Atlanta sent Sutton to the Bucs for cash considerations and the infielder was flipped to Tampa Bay the next afternoon for a player to be named later.  The 28-year-old was designated for assignment by the Rays on Friday.   Sutton posted a .271/.314/.354 batting line in 51 plate appearances for the Rays in 2012.

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6 Comments on "Pirates Claim Sutton Off Waivers From Rays"

3 years 3 months ago

Edit: Nevermind, I didn’t see that sentence earlier.

3 years 3 months ago

Does this make Sutton the ptbnl from the original trade?

3 years 3 months ago

Not if the Bucs claimed him on waivers, no.  Unless the Rays and Bucs work out some other arrangement, the Rays would still owe the Bucs a PTBNL.

3 years 3 months ago

Wow, this can’t really be happening, can it??? 

3 years 3 months ago

Red Sox should have jumped on Sutton with Youk gone. Could have backed up Middlebrooks & Pedroia.

Granola Barr
3 years 3 months ago

The Pittsburgh Pirates.. believe it or not… they know how to play the market