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Drew Sutton traded for the second consecutive day

May 21, 2012, 5:31 PM EDT

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Drew Sutton doesn’t really occupy of space in the baseball universe these days. He hasn’t played in the majors this year.  But he has seen a lot of action. On the transaction wire:

The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired infielder Drew Sutton from Pittsburgh, just one day after the Pirates made a trade to get him. The Rays got the switch-hitter on Monday for a player to be named or cash considerations.

Tampa Bay announced the deal before their game against Toronto. Pittsburgh sent cash to Atlanta on Sunday for Sutton. He had been at Triple-A Gwinnett, hitting .270 and mostly playing third base.

Quick, Rays! Trade him again before he unpacks!

Also: based on the photo, Sutton will be playing “young Will Ferrell” if they ever do a biopic of the guy.

  1. mississippimusicman - May 21, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    Sutton isn’t exactly an impact guy, but he’s good “organizational depth” and might just get a little service time as a utility man, but at age 28, the clock is ticking. So far, he’s made less than 200 plate appearances, and has been more-or-less average according to FanGraphs “value” stats in his limited playing time. He’s not the kind of guy who grabs headlines, but probably useful for somebody, if he gets lucky enough to get the call.

  2. mississippimusicman - May 21, 2012 at 6:36 PM

    As an aside, I find it funny that today’s MLB Player Poll on MLB Network found that Will Ferrell was the celebrity most players would like to work with. I wonder if someone in the Rays’ front office put two and two together?

  3. harrysatchel - May 22, 2012 at 7:46 AM

    I always thought that Will Ferrell’s doppleganger was Chad Smith from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

  4. pestiesti - May 22, 2012 at 8:16 AM

    Having given up on winning games and/or attracting fans, the Pirates are now seeking to make money via role player arbitrage.

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