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
Free agent
Outfielder
Born: (1983-06-30) June 30, 1983 (age 30)
El Dorado, Arkansas
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 2, 2009 for the Cincinnati Reds
Career statistics
(through 2012 season)
Batting average .256
Home runs 4
Runs batted in 37
Teams

Stephen Drew Sutton (born June 30, 1983) is an American professional baseball infielder and outfielder who is a free agent.

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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