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Bryan Morris Promoted; Drew Sutton Claimed off Waivers

Bryan Morris Promoted; Drew Sutton Claimed off Waivers

Bryan Morris was promoted to the big leagues.

PITTSBURGH, PA -- The Pirates announced several roster moves prior to the club's game today.

Right-handed reliever Bryan Morris was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis and infielder Drew Sutton was claimed from Tampa Bay. In order to make room on the 25-man roster for Morris, infielder Jordy Mercer was optioned to Triple-A. To make room on the 40-man roster for Sutton, pitcher Charlie Morton (Tommy John Surgery) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list. A corresponding 25-man roster move for Sutton will be made when he joins the Pirates.

Morris posted a 2.28 ERA with five saves and 44 strikeouts in 23 relief appearances for Triple-A Indy this season. Since the beginning of May, Morris has allowed five runs over 33.2 innings (1.34 ER...

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