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Drew Sutton Stays With Pirates Organization, Heads To Indianapolis

It appears that infielder Drew Sutton, who the Pirates designated for assignment amidst their slew of moves at the trading deadline, will remain in the organization. He has been assigned to Class AAA Indianapolis.


It's been an eventful season for Sutton, who played for the Braves' Class AAA team in Gwinnett before joining the Rays and then the Bucs. Of course, that's pretty much par for the course for a player who's in his late 20s and who's just on the edge of being good enough to stick in the big leagues.


Pirates fans seemed to like Sutton, in part because of his exciting game-winning homer against the Astros in early July, but his role with the team was problematic -- the Pirates had him play outfield because of a lack of competent players out there, but it quickly became clear that Sutton didn't know how to play defense there. The promotion of Starling Marte and the trade for Travis Snider made Sutton superfluous.

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