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Top Andrew McCutchen News

  • Pirates' Andrew McCutchen: Re-signs with Pittsburgh

    Pittsburgh re-signed McCutchen (Achilles) to a one-year, $5 million contract Tuesday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    McCutchen missed the final month of the 2023 campaign due to a partial tear of his left Achilles tendon, but he posted a respectable .776 OPS with 12 homers and 11 steals over 112 games for the Pirates when healthy. The 37-year-old will likely again serve as Pittsburgh's primary designated hitter in 2024, also possibly sprinkling in a bit of action in the corner outfield if his lower left leg cooperates. McCutchen is sitting on 299 career home runs as he enters his 16th major-league season.

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  • Pirates' Andrew McCutchen: Moved to 60-day IL

    McCutchen (Achilles) was transferred Tuesday from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day injured list.

    This is a procedural move to clear out a 40-man roster spot for the arrival of Kyle Nicolas. McCutchen suffered a partial tear of left his Achilles tendon earlier this month and had already been ruled out for the remainder of the 2023 campaign.

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  • Pirates' Andrew McCutchen: Spotted in walking boot

    McCutchen (Achilles) was seen wearing a walking boot Wednesday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    McCutchen departed Monday's game versus the Brewers due to left Achilles tightness and didn't play Tuesday. He has downplayed the injury previously, but it would appear it's more serious than he let on. Also noteworthy is that Jared Triolo has a locker at PNC Park, so it's possible he's taking McCutchen's spot on the roster. At the very least, McCutchen will miss another start Wednesday.

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  • Pirates' Andrew McCutchen: Out for season with Achilles injury

    McCutchen was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a partial tear in his left Achilles, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.

    McCutchen will need to wear a walking boot for the next six weeks, so the injury effectively ends his season. It could also potentially spell the end of his Pirates career since he'll hit free agency this offseason, although 'Cutch has indicated a desire to come back for at least one more year. He's had a solid 2023 campaign, slashing .256/.378/.397 with 12 home runs and 11 stolen bases over 112 games. McCutchen has basically been a full-time designated hitter for the Pirates this season and the team now figures to rotate through multiple players in that spot in the final month.

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  • Pirates' Andrew McCutchen: Out with Achilles tightness

    McCutchen (Achilles) is not in the lineup Tuesday versus the Brewers.

    McCutchen made an early exit from Monday's series opener against Milwaukee due to tightness in his left Achilles tendon and is considered day-to-day. Bryan Reynolds will serve as the Pirates' designated hitter Tuesday as Josh Palacios, Jack Suwinski and Miguel Andujar start across the outfield.

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  • Pirates' Andrew McCutchen: Leaves with Achilles tightness

    McCutchen was removed from Monday's game against the Brewers due to left Achilles tendon tightness.

    The team notes that McCutchen was removed simply as a precaution, so he'll be considered day-to-day moving forward. Miguel Andujar was called upon to pinch hit with McCutchen exiting early.

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  • Pirates' Andrew McCutchen: Day off Friday

    McCutchen isn't in the Pirates' lineup Friday against St. Louis.

    McCutchen will get a breather Friday after going just 1-for-20 across his last six games. Endy Rodriguez will fill in as Pittsburgh's designated hitter, allowing Jason Delay to start behind the plate.

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  • Pirates' Andrew McCutchen: Gets breather Sunday

    McCutchen is not in the lineup Sunday versus the Cubs.

    Bryan Reynolds will take a turn as the Pirates' designated hitter with Josh Palacios, Jack Suwinski and Connor Joe starting across the outfield. McCutchen remains one home run away from reaching 300 for his career.

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  • Pirates' Andrew McCutchen: Gets breather Thursday

    McCutchen is out of the lineup Thursday against the Cubs.

    McCutchen will grab some rest after going 3-for-4 with three doubles and a walk in Wednesday's series finale versus the Cardinals. Bryan Reynolds will serve as the Pirates' designated hitter Thursday as Josh Palacios, Ji Hwan Bae and Connor Joe start across the outfield.

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  • Pirates' Andrew McCutchen: Tallies five RBI

    McCutchen went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run and five RBI in Saturday's 7-4 win over the Twins.

    McCutchen delivered a pair of big hits, including a two-run double in the sixth inning and a three-run home run three frames later. The long ball was his first since June 30, a span of 27 games. Powered primarily by a hot start to the season, McCutchen has a 114 wRC+ and .342 wOBA across 419 plate appearances on the campaign.

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  • Pirates' Andrew McCutchen: Sitting Friday

    McCutchen isn't in the Pirates' lineup Friday against the Twins.

    McCutchen has gone 0-for-12 at the plate across his last four games, so he'll get a break Friday in order to regroup. Bryan Reynolds will take over as Pittsburgh's designated hitter and Ji Hwan Bae will move to the outfield in McCutchen's absence, allowing Liover Peguero to start at second base while batting seventh.

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  • Pirates' Andrew McCutchen: Day off Monday

    McCutchen is not in the lineup Monday against the Mets.

    Bryan Reynolds is taking a turn as the Pirates' designated hitter as Connor Joe, Jack Suwinski and Henry Davis start across the outfield. McCutchen played both halves of Sunday's doubleheader against the Reds and went 0-for-7 with two walks and two strikeouts.

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  • Pirates' Andrew McCutchen: Sitting out Thursday

    McCutchen is absent from the lineup for Thursday's game against Atlanta, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    It looks to be a routine day off for the veteran. Bryan Reynolds is getting a start in the designated hitter spot, with Josh Palacios handling left field.

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  • Pirates' Andrew McCutchen: Resting Sunday

    McCutchen is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers.

    McCutchen will be resting for the second time this weekend while the Pirates and Brewers wrap up their four-game set with a day game after a night game. Connor Joe will get the starting nod at designated hitter in place of McCutchen, who is hitting .220 with no home runs and one stolen base in 15 games since the All-Star break.

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  • Pirates' Andrew McCutchen: Sitting Friday

    McCutchen is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Brewers, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    After going hitless in his final three July games, McCutchen has collected five hits in his first three games of August. The 36-year-old will get what looks like a routine breather as Bryan Reynolds takes a turn as the designated hitter. Josh Palacios will start in left field and bat leadoff against right-hander Colin Rea.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 195 lbs
Birthplace: Fort Meade, FL
Age: 37
Experience: 14
Bats/Throws: R, R