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.

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  1. Dave L says:

    In WAR the R replacement player is a guy like Drew Sutton.

    But he's a right handed bat, breathes oxygen, has lifetime ML OPS of 724 would put him at 9th on the 2012 Rays so bring him on.

    Looks like he has a spot until Kepp gets back.

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  2. Matt says:

    Its now very clear that Brignac is not wanted. The Rays would rather trade out of the organization to get a guy instead of call up Reid. How can I blame them when they guy cant even hit over .200 in durham

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