Sutton during his tenure with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2012
|Infielder / Outfielder|
June 30, 1983 |
El Dorado, Arkansas
|July 2, 2009, for the Cincinnati Reds|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 30, 2012, for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Runs batted in||37|
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.
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
Sutton signed a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox on November 22, 2010 and was called up on May 20, 2011.
The Atlanta Braves signed him to a minor league contract on November 22, 2011.
The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased Sutton from the Braves on May 20, 2012.
Tampa Bay Rays
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. On June 22, 2012, Sutton was designated for assignment by the Rays.
Back to the Pittsburgh Pirates
In October 2012, Sutton elected minor league free agency.
Return to the Red Sox
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. He announced his retirement from professional baseball on February 17, 2014.
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