A few late breaking roster moves before today’s game:
RHP Bryan Morris has been recalled from AAA. IF Jordy Mercer was optioned back down. Makes sense to send down Mercer since he hasn’t been playing at all. Morris is the last player left from the Jason Bay trade. He’ll be an extra arm in the bullpen.
IF Drew Sutton was claimed off of waivers. He’ll be the 25th man on the roster so Jordy Mercer can play every day in the minors. Sutton was part of the organization for about 24 hours last month when he was acquired from the Braves, then dealt to Tampa.
Dejan Kovacevic says that Morris is in town and available today, while Sutton will not arrive in time.
RHP Charlie Morton has been transferred to the 60-day DL to make space on the 40 man roster.