Drew Sutton

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Drew Sutton
Drew Sutton on July 2, 2012.jpg
Sutton during his tenure with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2012
Infielder / Outfielder
Born: (1983-06-30) June 30, 1983 (age 32)
El Dorado, Arkansas
Batted: Switch Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 2, 2009 for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
July 30, 2012 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Career statistics
Batting average .256
Home runs 4
Runs batted in 37
Teams

Stephen Drew Sutton (born June 30, 1983) is an American former professional baseball infielder and outfielder. He played in Major League Baseball for the Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox, Tampa Bay Rays, and Pittsburgh Pirates.

Career[edit]

Houston Astros[edit]

Sutton is a graduate of Baylor University. He was drafted by the Houston Astros in the 15th round of the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft.

Cincinnati Reds[edit]

He was acquired by the Cincinnati Reds for Jeff Keppinger during the 2009 Spring Training. He made his major-league debut for the Reds on July 2, 2009.

Cleveland Indians[edit]

On August 6, 2010, Sutton was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Indians.

Sutton was outrighted by the Indians to the Triple-A Columbus Clippers on November 3, 2010. He refused his minor league assignment and subsequently filed for free agency.

Boston Red Sox[edit]

Sutton signed a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox on November 22, 2010 and was called up on May 20, 2011.

Atlanta Braves[edit]

The Atlanta Braves signed him to a minor league contract on November 22, 2011.

Pittsburgh Pirates[edit]

The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased Sutton from the Braves on May 20, 2012.

Tampa Bay Rays[edit]

The Tampa Bay Rays traded for Sutton from the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 21, 2012 for a player to be named later or cash considerations.[1] On June 22, 2012, Sutton was designated for assignment by the Rays.[2]

Back to the Pittsburgh Pirates[edit]

Sutton was re-acquired by the Pittsburgh Pirates on June 24, 2012, this time off waivers.[3] On July 3, 2012, Sutton hit his first career walk-off home run, solo home run off of Wesley Wright.

In October 2012, Sutton elected minor league free agency.[4]

Return to the Red Sox[edit]

Sutton signed with the Boston Red Sox in December 2012. Sutton spent 2013 with Triple-A Pawtucket, and began the year at third base before being moved to in May and finishing the year there. In 102 games, he hit .245 with 2 HR and 48 RBI. He also pitched in 3 additional games, going 0-2 while giving up 4 runs in 5 innings and striking out 2.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chastain, Bill (May 21, 2012). "Rays acquire Minor League infielder Sutton". 
  2. ^ Chastain, Bill (June 22, 2012). "Rays send Joyce to DL among flurry of moves". 
  3. ^ Singer, Tom (June 24, 2012). "Sutton's return highlights flurry of roster moves". 
  4. ^ Axisa, Mike (October 6, 2012). "Minor Moves: 28 Players Elect Free Agency". 

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