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.

6 Responses to Pirates Claim Sutton Off Waivers From Rays Leave a Reply

  1. start_wearing_purple
    start_wearing_purple 3 years ago

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

  2. raysfreak95 3 years ago

    Does this make Sutton the ptbnl from the original trade?

    • Josh Conn 3 years 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. bigpat 3 years ago

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

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

  5. Granola Barr 3 years ago

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

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