Sutton, Meek elect free agency

According to MLB Trade Rumors, Pirates outfielder Drew Sutton and pitcher Evan Meek have elected free agency.
Sutton was claimed off waivers by the Pirates in June from the Rays after hitting .271 with no home runs in 18 games. He was placed in the starting lineup immediately, and hit for a .278 on-base average with one home run – a walk-off blast against the Houston Astros – in 24 games with the Bucs before being demoted to AAA Indianapolis. After being designated for assignment, he went off on a tangent on his Twitter account, which ultimately led to him deleting the account.
Evan Meek has been on a steady decline after showing the Bucs what he could do back in 2010, when he had a 2.14 ERA in 70 appearances. In 2012, he was only given a shot at 12 relief appearances, in which he had a 6.75 ERA. While he pitched much better in the farm system, with a 2.74 ERA in 46 innings, he wanted to try out in the free agent market and hopefully make a big-league team.
Former Pirates Brian Bixler (Astros), Ryota Igarashi (Yankees), Kip Wells (Padres), and Garrett Olson (Mets) will also file for free agency immediately after the World Series ends.

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