The Rays announced today that they have acquired Drew Sutton from the Pittsburgh Pirates for a player to be named later or cash. Sutton was traded to the Pirates from the Braves yesterday, where he was in triple-A.
Sutton was originally drafted by the Houston Astros in 2004 when Gerry Hunsicker was the GM.
With triple-A Geinnett, Sutton was hitting .270 with a .374 OBP in 38 games, playing mostly third base.
Sutton has spent parts of three seasons in the big leagues with the Reds, Indians, and Red Sox (2011) and can play all four infield positions and both corner outfield spots. He has hit .258 with three home runs in the majors.