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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
Contract: view contract details

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Andrew McCutchen (lower body soreness) is back in the Pirates' Grapefruit League lineup Tuesday.
As expected. McCutchen hasn't appeared in a Grapefruit League game since March 12, but he has downplayed the situation all along and plans to be ready for the start of the season. The 28-year-old has dynamic across-the-board ability and should be one of the first players selected in all fantasy drafts. Mar 24 - 8:24 AM

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Andrew McCutchen (lower body soreness) is expected to return to the Pirates' spring lineup on Tuesday.

McCutchen hasn't appeared in a Grapefruit League game since March 12, but the Bucs insist that the extended absence was precautionary. He is fully expected to be ready for the beginning of the regular season and the 28-year-old center fielder should be one of the first players off the board in all standard mixed league fantasy drafts.
Mar 23 - 12:03 PM

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Sunday that Andrew McCutchen will "absolutely" be ready for Opening Day.

Hurdle also added that he expected the All-Star outfielder to return to Grapefruit League action this week. McCutchen is currently dealing with general lower body soreness that has forced him out of action for the past week. There doesn't appear to be any reason to drop him down fantasy draft boards, but pay close attention to the situation as it progresses.
Mar 22 - 4:35 PM

Andrew McCutchen (lower body soreness) took batting practice Friday with no apparent issues.

McCutchen has missed the last week of action with a lower-body ailment that the Pirates have been oddly vague about, but there's no indication to this point that it will be a long-term issue. Expect the start outfielder to play in games again soon.
Mar 20 - 12:12 PM

Andrew McCutchen (lower body soreness) is out of the Pirates' lineup for the fifth straight day Wednesday.

McCutchen is currently dealing with "lower body soreness" and has made it clear that he won't play until he's 100 percent. At this point, there's nothing to suggest that it will impact his availability for the start of the season. It's a day-to-day thing.
Mar 18 - 12:54 PM

Andrew McCutchen (lower body soreness) participated in the team's normal pregame workout Tuesday and said he felt "fine."

McCutchen hasn't played since last Thursday due to what is being termed as "lower body soreness," but he's not concerned. "Taking it slow. No point in rushing it," said McCutchen. "Just keep going, doing the same stuff, taking my time. Rather safe than sorry. I'm going out and not feeling any type of hindrance from anything. Until that [soreness] gets out of the system, just going to take it day by day and go from there."
Mar 17 - 2:50 PM

Andrew McCutchen (lower body soreness) is out of the Pirates' lineup again Tuesday.

McCutchen hasn't played since last Thursday due to what is being termed as "lower body soreness." He doesn't plan to return until he's 100 percent, but it's not considered to be a long-term issue.
Mar 17 - 9:32 AM

Andrew McCutchen is sitting out again on Sunday due to "lower body soreness."

McCutchen wouldn't elaborate beyond that, as he's evidently picked up on some hockey injury vernacular over the winter. He's now sat out the last three days, although the former National League MVP insists that he's not concerned at all. Expect McCutchen to be back out there in another day or two.
Mar 15 - 9:01 AM

Andrew McCutchen said Saturday that he's currently dealing with general soreness, and that had it been the regular season he would've remained in the lineup on Friday.

The All-Star outfielder was a late scratch from Friday's Grapefruit League contest, but is expected to return to the lineup in a day or two. He has remained remarkably healthy to this point in his big league career, averaging 154 games played over his first five full seasons.
Mar 14 - 9:10 AM

Andrew McCutchen was scratched from Friday's lineup due to lower body soreness.

He should be fine in a day or two. McCutchen has been a bastion of health during his career, averaging 154 games played per year during his five full seasons.
Mar 13 - 11:50 AM

An industry source tells Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Rob Biertempfel that the Pirates could be willing to pay Andrew McCutchen $25 million per year on a long-term extension.

It's newsworthy for the fact that the Bucs are notoriously conservative with their spending. Still, that's the sort of money McCutchen, 28, would currently command on the open market. For now there are no talks, as the outfielder is signed to a team-friendly deal through 2017 with a club option for 2018. The longer they put off an extension, the more he might command when his contract comes due, though.
Feb 25 - 6:18 PM

Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored in a win over the Braves on Tuesday.

McCutchen reached in all four plate appearances, raising his overall line to .313/.408/.540. He scored on an error in the fourth before scoring the game-winning run on a Starling Marte double in the sixth. McCutchen has been the catalyst for the hottest team in baseball, a designation certain to earn him some serious run in the NL MVP discussion.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 10:26:00 PM

Andrew McCutchen homered off the Braves' Aaron Harang for the only run in the Pirates' 1-0 victory on Monday.

McCutchen has been a better hitter this year than he was in his MVP season, with the caveat that he has missed 15 games. The sentiment is growing for Clayton Kershaw to win MVP honors, but McCutchen is as good a choice as any to be the top position player on the ballot.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 10:43:00 PM

Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-4 with a walk and an inside-the-park home run as the Pirates defeated the Phillies on Wednesday.

In the fifth inning, McCutchen laced a Jerome Williams offering just to the left of center, out of the reach of a leaping Ben Revere. The ball took a friendly carom towards right-center, and McCutchen was able to breeze home standing up, tying the game at 3-3. He now has 23 home runs, 75 RBI, and a .311/.403/.539 slash line.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 10:23:00 PM

Andrew McCutchen went 3-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored in a win over the Cubs on Sunday.

The three-hit day was McCutchen's second in a row, raising his average to .308. The home run was a solo shot in the Pirates' five-run second inning. McCutchen now has 22 home runs, 74 RBI and 75 runs scored to go with a .933 OPS.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 06:59:00 PM

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1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Corey Hart
2B1Neil Walker
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SS1Jordy Mercer
2Jung Ho Kang
3Pedro Florimon
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3B1Josh Harrison
LF1Starling Marte
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CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
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