Andrew McCutchen RUMORS & NEWS

  • Confident McCutchen not fazed by benching: 'I'm still me'

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Andrew McCutchen will return to his regular spot in the Pirates lineup and his regular spot in center field tonight as the Pirates open a three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds. This return to regularity comes on the heels of an irregular week in Atlanta when manager Clint Hurdle benched..." August 06

  • Pirates planning to bench Andrew McCutchen for entire Braves series

    CBS Sports "Tuesday night, when the Pirates opened their three-game series with the Braves in Atlanta, they did so without Andrew McCutchen. McCutchen was on the bench -- he didn't even pinch-hit -- in his club's 5-3 win (box score). The day off for McCutchen came after the Pirates had a team off-day..." August 04

  • Pirates to send McCutchen ejection video to MLB

    The Score "The Pittsburgh Pirates are taking Andrew McCutchen's case all the way to the top. The team will send video of the former MVP's disputed strikeout looking and subsequent ejection in Sunday's game, along with some of their opinions on how the situation was handled, to Major League Baseball this..." June 28

  • As McCutchen's struggles continue, count leverage a possible factor

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "During both hitting streaks and slumps throughout his career, Andrew McCutchen has remained staunchly even-keeled. As the five-time All-Star and former MVP’s struggles continue into mid-June, he remained so. “It’s all about a feeling, man,” McCutchen said. “I feel better and I feel good. The..." June 13

  • McCutchen aggravates nagging thumb injury

    MLB.com "The Pirates endured a painful night at Marlins Park on Thursday that had little to do with the end result of a 4-3, 12-inning loss, their third straight defeat. Catcher Francisco Cervelli, shortstop Jordy Mercer and infielder David Freese were all forced out of the game after being hit by pitches...." June 03

  • McCutchen, Cole don't need to be Pirates for life

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The contract extension signed by Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg is absolutely ridiculous. The extension, which is expected to be announced today, is for seven years and $174 million, and there is an opportunity for him to earn another $14 million with various incentives. Strasburg, when..." May 11

  • McCutchen apologizes to Pirates' scorekeeper for 'fired' comment

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen on Thursday apologized to the team's official scorer after saying he should be fired for ruling a misplayed ball by McCutchen an error. McCutchen on Wednesday dropped a fly ball that would have been the third out of the third inning against the Chicago..." May 06

  • Andrew McCutchen has learned to deal with the data

    Fox Sports "Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen isn't as skeptical of data-driven positioning as Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw, who recently told the Orange County Register that he isn't sold on infield shifts. Still, McCutchen said it took time for him to understand what the Pirates were doing when..." March 31

  • Pirates' Hurdle considering batting McCutchen 2nd

    ESPN "You may have heard this week that the Pittsburgh Pirates are thinking about moving Andrew McCutchen up to the No. 2 hole in their lineup. OK, that’s totally true. Nevertheless, it isn’t totally accurate. Because what the Pirates are really thinking about is, well, everything. If you just..." March 19

  • Pirates toying with the idea of batting Andrew McCutchen second

    Hardball Talk "Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen hit second in Thursday’s lineup against the Yankees. McCutchen hasn’t found himself in that spot during the regular season since 2010, but it’s an idea the Pirates are toying with, Travis Sawchik reports for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review." March 17

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