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Andrew McCutchen | Outfielder

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/10/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 188
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Andrew McCutchen went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, but the Pirates fell in 13 innings to the Twins on Wednesday.
McCutchen knotted the game up at 3-3 with an eighth-inning opposite-field home run off of Blaine Boyer. It's number five on the year for the outfielder, who has started to look much better at the plate. He's batting .238/.333/.399 with 23 RBI on the year. May 20 - 11:12 PM

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Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-4 with three RBI in Friday's extra-innings loss to the Cubs.

If you're wondering why McCutchen didn't see more at-bats in a game that lasted 12 innings, look to the walk column. McCutchen drew three free passes. When McCutchen had a chance to hit, he socked one of the biggest knocks of the game, a three-run homer in the eighth inning to bring the Pirates to within 10-9. Francisco Cervelli's RBI single in the ninth inning pushed the game to extras. For the season, McCutchen is hitting .238/.336/.397 with four homers, 22 RBI and 19 runs scored.
May 15 - 7:38 PM

Andrew McCutchen is out of the Pirates' starting lineup Thursday afternoon versus the Phillies.

Starling Marte is in center field and Josh Harrison is in left field as the Bucs wrap up a series with the Phillies. McCutchen is just getting a day off. He should be back in action on Friday night at Wrigley Field.
May 14 - 10:12 AM

Andrew McCutchen knocked in both of the Pirates' runs in Wednesday's loss to the Phillies.

McCutchen gave the Pirates a temporary 2-0 lead in the fifth inning when he knocked in a pair of runs with a single to center field. He finished 1-for-3 with a stolen base on the night. It looks like the outfielder is starting to get into form, having hit safely in 12 of his last 14 games. McCutchen is still batting a disappointing .231/.319/.372 with three home runs, 19 RBI, and two stolen bases.
May 13 - 9:50 PM

Andrew McCutchen hit his first home run since April 12 in a 2-for-4 effort as the Pirates won against the Phillies on Tuesday.

McCutchen extended the Pirates' lead to 7-2 with a two-run home run to left-center off of reliever Luis Garcia. The 2013 NL MVP has battled lower-half problems this season, limiting his effectiveness, so it was good to see him end his home run drought. He has three round-trippers on the year along with 17 RBI and a .229/.314/.373 batting line.
May 12 - 10:51 PM

Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-5 with an RBI in Friday's loss to the Cardinals.

McCutchen was coming off a 3-for-4 game on Thursday. He kept the bat hot on Friday, doubling and driving in a run. The star outfielder's expressed displeasure with his play this season and appears to be doing something about it. If he's able to keep his legs healthy, he should be able to continue to improve on a lackluster .219/.306/.333 line.
May 9 - 2:31 AM

Andrew McCutchen went 3-for-4 with a double and his first steal of the year Thursday against the Reds.

It's his first three-hit game of the season, raising his average from .188 to .210. His leg problems have robbed him of power and seemingly limited him on the basepaths at times, so maybe the steal was a good sign. It was just his second attempt in 27 games.
May 7 - 11:03 PM

Andrew McCutchen went 1-for-4 with a single and two strikeouts in Friday's extra-inning loss to the Cardinals.

McCutchen was noticeably limping after a rough slide into second base in the ninth inning, but he remained in the ballgame. Still, he missed some time with "lower body soreness" during spring training and admitted last month that his knee was a part of the issue. He's batting just .197 with two home runs and no steals through 22 games this season and it's hard to imagine him being the player we thought he'd be if his injuries linger.
May 2 - 1:02 AM

Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-5 with a two-run triple and a single, collecting his 1,000th career hit in the process as the Pirates beat the Cubs on Wednesday.

McCutchen tripled in two runs with a triple as part of a four-run sixth inning. He beat out an infield single to notch his 1,000th career hit at the age of 28. The four-time All-Star and 2013 NL MVP has had a rough go of things to start the 2015 season, batting .194/.302/.333 with two home runs and 13 RBI, but he has been nursing a knee injury, which likely explains his hitting woes.
Apr 29 - 11:09 PM

Andrew McCutchen is out of the Pirates' starting lineup Thursday afternoon against the Cubs.

It's merely a day of rest for the star center fielder, who has battled a left knee issue since spring training. McCutchen is hitting just .204/.322/.367 in 59 plate appearances this season, though he does have two home runs, 10 RBI, and eight runs scored.
Apr 23 - 10:54 AM

Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBI in the Pirates' 10-2 rout of the Brewers on Sunday afternoon at Milwaukee's Miller Park.

McCutchen was held out of the Pirates' starting lineup on Saturday after leaving Friday's game with lingering discomfort in his left knee. He has acknowledged that the knee has been an issue since spring training, but the star center fielder plans on playing through it and he sure looked healthy on Sunday. McCutchen slugged a three-run shot in the sixth inning off Brewers starter Kyle Lohse and then added an RBI single in the Pirates' six-run ninth.
Apr 12 - 5:24 PM

Andrew McCutchen (knee) is back in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

McCutchen pulled himself out of Friday's game and sat out Saturday due to a left knee issue. He later admitted that the knee is what bothered him during spring training, but obviously there's no worry here that it might be more than a minor concern. Josh Harrison and Francisco Cervelli are getting breathers Sunday, with Jung Ho Kang handling third base and Tony Sanchez catcher.

Andrew McCutchen admitted Saturday that the left knee issue currently keeping him out of the lineup was also what bothered him during his missed time in spring training.

The "lower body soreness" mystery is finally solved. For what it's worth, McCutchen said it wasn't only the knee but "just the body in general, the lower body," that gave him problems this spring. However, it seems clear that the knee has been the main culprit on both occasions, which is worrisome. McCutchen is downplaying the ailment, saying he "definitely" won't go on the disabled list and doesn't need an MRI. That said, we have to consider the possibility that it's an overly optimistic stance from a guy who's simply not used to being hurt. The Pirates are calling the outfielder day-to-day for now, but manager Clint Hurdle said Saturday that he's not sure when Cutch will return to the lineup.
Apr 12 - 8:28 AM

Andrew McCutchen (knee) is not in the Pirates' starting lineup on Saturday.

McCutchen pulled himself out in the ninth inning of Friday's game against the Brewers with discomfort in his left knee. The Pirates are going to take every necessary precaution with their prized outfielder, who battled lower body issues for much of spring training. Corey Hart is drawing the start in right field while Andrew Lambo mans left field. "Cutch" is considered day-to-day for now, but this is very much a lingering and concerning injury.
Apr 11 - 2:56 PM

Andrew McCutchen removed himself during the ninth inning of Friday's contest against the Brewers with left knee discomfort.

While the issue doesn't sound too serious at the moment, there's a strong likelihood that the All-Star outfielder will be rested on Saturday as a precautionary measure. The Pirates should have an update on his status prior to Saturday's game.
Apr 11 - 8:36 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Corey Hart
2B1Neil Walker
2Sean Rodriguez
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Jung Ho Kang
3Justin Sellers
3B1Josh Harrison
LF1Starling Marte
2Jose Tabata
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Andrew Lambo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3A.J. Burnett
4Charlie Morton
5Jeff Locke
6Vance Worley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jared Hughes
5Arquimedes Caminero
6Rob Scahill
7Brandon Cumpton