Tampa Bay Rays The 2nd Team In Two Days To Acquire IF Drew Sutton

Mar. 23, 2012; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; New York Mets catcher Josh Thole (30) slides safely past Atlanta Braves shortstop Drew Sutton (4) after hitting a triple to right centerfield during the second inning at Champion Stadium. Braves won 9-4. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

The Tampa Bay Rays acquired infielder Drew Sutton on Monday afternoon from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Utility infielders like Drew Sutton are a desirable commodity in Major League Baseball, which is part of the reason guys like that are constantly on the move. The Tampa Bay Rays acquired infielder Drew Sutton on Monday afternoon from the Pittsburgh Pirates, a day after the Pirates traded with the Braves for Sutton.

The Pirates traded cash to get Sutton. The Rays' price has yet to be revealed.

Sutton, 29, plays all four infield positions, though he considers second base to be his best. He has also been seeing spot duty in the outfield. He will most likely replace fellow utility man Jeff Keppinger on the roster, as Keppinger will most likely be added to the disabled list with a foot injury.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, Sutton and Rays outfielder Ben Zobrist are former roommates from their days together in the Houston organization which drafted both players in 2004.

Baseball Nation has more on Sutton's busy day.

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