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Andrew McCutchen | Outfielder | #22

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/10/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (11) / PIT
Contract: view contract details

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Andrew McCutchen will play right field for the Giants in 2018.
It's the right spot for the 31-year-old McCutchen, who rebounded a bit defensively as the Pirates' primary center fielder last season. Right field at San Francisco's AT&T Park is like another center field anyway -- maybe even more difficult given the tricky dimensions and brick facades. Hunter Pence will be the Giants' new left fielder and there's talk of adding a free agent to play center field. Jan 16 - 5:46 PM

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Andrew McCutchen has been told that he'll play a corner outfield spot with the Giants this season, per Buster Olney of ESPN.

That was the expectation following the trade and it's now confirmed. Advanced metrics haven't been kind to McCutchen in recent years, so it would be a lot to ask him to play center field in AT&T Park. The Giants have Gorkys Hernandez and Steven Duggar in-house for center field, but the club continues to be linked to Lorenzo Cain, Jarrod Dyson, Jon Jay, and Cameron Maybin in the free agent market. It might not be the big splash with Cain, but it's reasonable to expect them to sign one of them.
Jan 16 - 2:20 PM

Giants acquired OF Andrew McCutchen and cash from the Pirates for RHP Kyle Crick, OF Bryan Reynolds and $500,000 in international bonus pool space.

The Pirates are covering $2.5 million of McCutchen's $14.75 million salary for 2018, per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. It's the end of an era, as McCutchen made five All-Star teams and won one National League MVP award during his nine seasons as a Pirate and will probably have his number retired by the club one day. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Giants would prefer to play McCutchen in right field and move Hunter Pence to left, although whether that plan works out might depend on whether San Francisco is able to add a center fielder. It's obviously not an ideal landing spot for McCutchen for fantasy purposes, as he's headed to the most pitcher-friendly home park in baseball.
Jan 15 - 6:31 PM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Giants have agreed to acquire Andrew McCutchen from the Pirates, pending a review of medical records.

Reliever Kyle Crick and outfield prospect Bryan Reynolds are headed to the Pirates, and's Jon Morosi says Pittsburgh is picking up a portion of McCutchen's contract. The writing has been on the wall for quite some time now, but the Cutch Era is over in Pittsburgh. Coming off a disappointing season, the Giants made it a priority to pull off some impact moves this offseason. While they fell short in their efforts to land Giancarlo Stanton, they have now managed to acquire both McCutchen and Evan Longoria. McCutchen got off to a rough start last season, but he recovered with a .279/.363/.486 batting line to go along with 28 home runs and 88 RBI. He could be asked to play a corner outfield spot in San Francisco. The 31-year-old McCutchen is due to make $14.75 million in 2018 before hitting free agency.
Jan 15 - 3:19 PM

According to Jon Heyman and Robert Murray of FanRag Sports, the Giants and Pirates are involved in "serious talks" about a trade involving Andrew McCutchen.

McCutchen has been linked to the Giants for a while and a potential deal appears more realistic now that the Pirates have dealt Gerrit Cole. The 31-year-old is due to become a free agent next offseason, so it's unlikely the Giants will have to give up major pieces. They also wouldn't have to surrender draft picks and international spending money, as they would with free agent Lorenzo Cain. Stay tuned.
Jan 15 - 3:10 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that teams that have spoken with the Pirates expect them to be more receptive to an Andrew McCutchen trade now that they've dealt Gerrit Cole.

It wasn't difficult to connect these dots. The Pirates were already listening on McCutchen -- who will be a free agent after the 2018 season -- but with Cole now out of the picture they're even likelier to implement a rolling rebuild. The Giants are one team that's had ongoing conversations with the Pirates about McCutchen and the veteran outfielder remains an obvious fit for the Bay Area club.
Jan 14 - 11:20 AM

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Giants "remain in talks" with the Pirates about acquiring Andrew McCutchen.

Nightengale says the Giants attempted to sign free agent outfielder Jay Bruce, but their offer was about $10 million less than the three-year, $39 million deal he ultimately signed with the Mets. McCutchen is due $14.5 million in 2018 via a club option that was exercised in November. He can become a free agent next winter. The 31-year-old outfielder batted .279/.363/.486 with 28 home runs and 88 RBI over 156 games for the Pirates last season.
Jan 11 - 1:36 PM

The Mets and Pirates have discussed Andrew McCutchen, but they haven't come close to agreeing to a deal, The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reports.

The Mets probably have room to take on one significant salary, such as McCutchen's $14.5 million, but it'd make more sense for them to bring in a free agent rather than shed talent and still use up all of their payroll flexibility. Besides, as nice as McCutchen's bat would look in their lineup, a better defensive center fielder would be ideal.
Jan 4 - 10:46 PM

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that the Giants have continued to engage in talks with the Pirates involving a potential Andrew McCutchen trade.

Morosi notes that "a deal is not imminent and multiple barriers remain," like seemingly every other subject in this incredibly slow-moving offseason. Pittsburgh is said to want at least one of the Giants' top three prospects -- first baseman Chris Shaw, right-hander Tyler Beede, and/or outfielder Heliot Ramos -- but San Francisco is reluctant to give up top young talent for what could be a rental. McCutchen is due $14.5 million in 2018 via a club option that was exercised in November. The 31-year-old outfielder hit .279/.363/.486 with 28 home runs and 88 RBI over 156 games for the Bucs in 2017.
Jan 4 - 11:26 AM

Jon Morosi of MLB Network confirms that the Pirates are still making Andrew McCutchen available in trade talks.

McCutchen was also said to be available last winter and again over the summer, but the Pirates' high asking price kept teams from seriously exploring a deal for the veteran outfielder. Morosi says the Giants have expressed the most interest in McCutchen and notes that he could be their backup plan if they are unable to land J.D. Martinez in free agency. McCutchen is due $14.5 million in 2018 via a club option that was exercised in early November. The 31-year-old batted .279/.363/.486 with 28 homers and 88 RBI over 156 games for Pittsburgh in 2017.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 07:07:00 PM

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that the Giants "have remained in contact" with the Pirates about Andrew McCutchen.

Morosi says McCutchen is "among the options" the Giants could pursue if they are unable to land Giancarlo Stanton from the Marlins. Pittsburgh exercised a $14.5 million club option on McCutchen in early November, but there is strong buzz that he might be dealt before the beginning of the 2018 season. The 31-year-old outfielder posted a .279/.363/.486 batting line with 28 home runs and 88 RBI in 156 games this past summer for the Pirates, rebounding somewhat nicely from his poor overall showing in 2016.
Wed, Nov 29, 2017 01:33:00 PM

Pirates exercised OF Andrew McCutchen's $14.5 million option for 2018.

McCutchen went through some peaks and valleys this past season, but he hit .279/.363/.486 with 28 homers overall so picking up his option was a shoo-in. The possibility exists, however, that the Pirates might shop him in trades this offseason.
Fri, Nov 3, 2017 03:33:00 PM

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said Sunday that Andrew McCutchen will be the team's center fielder if he's still with the club in 2018.

"We believe our best club in 2018 has Andrew in center field," said Huntington. "He's worked hard to be the best defensive center fielder he can be." The original plan called for McCutchen to play right field this year, but he shifted back to center after Starling Marte's PED suspension and remained there for the rest of the season. It's a foregone conclusion that the Pirates will exercise his $14.75 million club option for 2018, but it's his final year of team control and he remains an obvious candidate to be traded. McCutchen had an up-and-down season in 2017, batting .279/.363/.486 with 28 homers, 88 RBI, and 11 steals over 156 games.
Mon, Oct 2, 2017 08:58:00 AM

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

'Cutch was a late scratch Saturday after he fouled a ball off his left foot Friday, but he's feeling well enough to give it a go in the season finale. Could it be his final game in a Pirates uniform?
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 11:43:00 AM

Andrew McCutchen was scratched from the Pirates' lineup Saturday due to left foot discomfort.

McCutchen fouled a ball off the foot Friday and is still sore. The Pirates obviously have no incentive to push him, so it's possible he's done for the season. Jordan Luplow replaced him in the lineup.
Sat, Sep 30, 2017 05:42:00 PM

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