It was a whirlwind day for Drew Sutton, who woke up on Sunday as an Atlanta Brave, but went to sleep as a Pittsburgh Pirate only to be dressed in a Tampa Bay Rays uniform on Monday afternoon.
This according to multiple sources including tweet by ESPN MLB.
Sutton is used to it though, after spending parts of three seasons in the major leagues with the Cincinnati Reds(2009-10), Cleveland Indians (2010) and Boston Red Sox (2011).
Pittsburgh sent cash to Atlanta on Sunday for Sutton who was swinging a bat at Triple-A Gwinnett, hitting .270/.374/.372 with 10 doubles and no homers while mostly playing third base, before the Rays got the switch-hitter for a player to be named or cash considerations.
He is expected to report to Tropicana Field in time for the Rays’ game against Toronto.
Last season, the 28-year old played in 31 games for the Red Sox, hitting .315/.362/.444 in 60 plate appearances. He played all four infield spots, as well as left field and DH while in Beantown.