Andrew McCutchen RUMORS & NEWS

  • Pirates MVP McCutchen eager to report early for another spring training

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Andrew McCutchen has made a habit of arriving early for spring training. Position players are required to report a few days after pitchers and catchers begin their workouts. However, McCutchen usually is on the practice fields a day or two before the rest of the outfielders. That probably..." February 13

  • Miguel Cabrera wins AL MVP award; Andrew McCutchen takes NL MVP

    SI.com "Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera won his second consecutive American League Most Valuable Player award and Pirates centerfielder Andrew McCutchen won his first National League MVP in balloting announced on Thursday by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Cabrera is the first AL..." November 15

  • MLB announces 2013 Silver Slugger winners

    MLB.com "All year long, they went deep and they found the gaps, and baseball's best batsmen of 2013 connected one more time on Wednesday night, collecting The Silver Slugger Awards for their offensive performances this season. With the Yankees' Robinson Cano picking up a fourth consecutive silver bat..." November 07

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    Will Graves @WillGravesAP

    So @TheCUTCH22 got drilled in the face by a line drive from Jordy Mercer during BP. Walked off the field under his own power.

  • Reds say McCutchen not hit intentionally

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "On a night when Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was ejected for arguing with an umpire after Andrew McCutchen was hit by a pitch Reds manager Dusty Baker criticized the Pirates and the league for the way they have handled hit-batter situations. "You sort of wonder they're leading the league in..." September 21

  • McCutchen, Mercer lead Pirates to 5-4 win over Rangers

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Pirates have relied most of this season on a shutdown bullpen to make up for a lackluster offense. Those roles were reversed Tuesday night. The offense built a big enough lead to protect against a shaky bullpen as the Pirates held on to beat Texas 5-4 at Rangers Ballpark in..." September 11

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    Michael Sanserino @msanserino

    Andrew McCutchen has been removed from the #Pirates lineup with discomfort in his right shoulder.

  • McCutchen sits out due to sore knee

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Pirates removed Andrew McCutchen from the lineup Sunday because of pain in his right knee. McCutchen approached the Pirates' coaching staff after taking batting practice Sunday morning to inform them of the discomfort. "[He] had right knee soreness and he wasn't comfortable," manager Clint..." May 20

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    Rob Biertempfel @BiertempfelTrib

    #Pirates McCutchen said he hurt knee sliding into home few days ago v #Brewers. Sore again today, but no structural damage.

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    Bill Brink @BrinkPG

    #Pirates scratch Andrew McCutchen because of pain in his right knee.

  • McCutchen's walk-off home run in 12th gives Pirates 4-3 win over Brewers

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Mike Fiers was the only option Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke had in his bullpen as the game reached the 12th inning Tuesday night. In came Fiers to face Andrew McCutchen, leading off the top of the 12th. Shortly thereafter, McCutchen was rounding third, his teammates gathered at the..." May 15

  • A little rest goes a long way for McCutchen

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Getting a rare day off seems to have helped Andrew McCutchen break out of one of the worst slumps of his career. Over the first 24 games of the season, McCutchen batted .216. That funk included an 0-for-17 stretch that was the longest he'd gone without a hit. McCutchen didn't play April 28..." May 10

  • Gomez, McCutchen lead Pirates to 4-1 victory over Mariners

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Pirates got a lift from pitcher Jeanmar Gomez, tabbed for a spot start less than three hours before the scheduled first pitch, to beat the Mariners, 4-1, tonight at PNC Park. Gomez struck out five batters in five scoreless innings, allowing two hits and two walks to earn his second win of..." May 08

  • Center fielder Andrew McCutchen is now the face of the Pirates franchise

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Four men look at an 18-year-old baseball player, and they see a blessing. The young man sitting in front of them has been picked by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first round of the 2005 draft, and his life is already changing, to the tune of a $1.9 million signing bonus. The men are here, at a..." March 31

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    Rob Biertempfel @

    Andrew McCutchen scratched from #Pirates lineup due to flu-like symptoms

  • Swiping more bases a point of emphasis for Pirates, McCutchen

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Andrew McCutchen made a simple analogy while explaining his approach to stealing more bases. "If you want to hit better, you watch all the great hitters," McCutchen said. "So for stealing bases, you watch guys that have a lot of success stealing bases." That doesn't necessarily mean Mike..." February 24

  • Swiping more bases a point of emphasis for Pirates, McCutchen

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Andrew McCutchen made a simple analogy while explaining his approach to stealing more bases. "If you want to hit better, you watch all the great hitters," McCutchen said. "So for stealing bases, you watch guys that have a lot of success stealing bases." That doesn't necessarily mean Mike..." February 23

  • Sportsman of the Year: McCutchen's trophy season (so far)

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Rarely has Pirates manager Clint Hurdle spoken with another manager or baseball official this offseason without Andrew McCutchen's name entering the conversation. "Tell me about Andrew," they say to Hurdle. "They don't get to see him every day. You know a guy's special when other people will..." January 27

  • Andrew McCutchen named finalist for NL MVP award

    Bucs Dugout "Probably the only thing sillier than most of these awards is drawing them out by naming finalists, but here you go. McCutchen has been named a finalist for the NL MVP award, along with Buster Posey, Ryan Braun, Yadier Molina and Chase Headley. Given the Pirates' collapse, I wouldn't expect..." November 07

  • Pirates McCutchen earns first Gold Glove

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen won his first Gold Glove award Tuesday night. McCutchen became the 16th Pirates player to win a Gold Glove and the first since Nate McLouth in 2008. Roberto Clemente won 12 Gold Gloves with the Pirates, and Andy Van Slyke won five. Major League..." October 31

  • Pirates' McCutchen delivers victory with ninth-inning homer

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Pirates got a temporary reprieve from extending their ignominious losing streak Saturday night and beat the Cincinnati Reds, 2-1, at PNC Park on Andrew McCutchen's solo home run with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning. McCutchen's 31st homer of the season off Jonathan Broxton broke a..." September 30

  • McCutchen Watch: Another 0-for-4

    CSN Bay Area "Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen went 0-for-4 at the plate for the second consecutive day Thursday, lowering his batting average for the season to .332. His performance opened the NL batting title door for Giants catcher Buster Posey, and Posey took advantage, going 2-for-4 in..." September 28

  • McCutchen Watch: Average at .336 after 1-for-3 performance

    CSN Bay Area "Andrew McCutchen doubled for his only hit in three at-bats in the Pirates' win over the Mets to keep his batting average at .336 for the season. McCutchen leads the National League in batting average, with Giants catcher Buster Posey trailing by a slim margin. Posey, who played first base..." September 26

  • McCutchen Watch: One hit in three at-bats; average at .336

    CSN Bay Area "Andrew McCutchen went 1-for-3 in the Pittsburgh Pirates' 6-2 loss to the New York Mets Monday. He now owns a .336 batting average, which leads the National League. Giants catcher Buster Posey trails McCutchen with a .332 average as the two players race for the batting title with Melky Cabrera..." September 25

  • Andrew McCutchen still has shot at NL batting title

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Turns out, Andrew McCutchen won't have to overtake suspended San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera for the National League batting title after all. Major League Baseball and it players union ruled Cabrera ineligible for the award Friday at Cabrera's request. He was suspended last month..." September 22

  • McCutchen regains MVP form

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Andrew McCutchen has rediscovered his previous form, at least for the time being. McCutchen entered Monday's game against the Chicago Cubs hitting .327 with a .435 on-base percentage and four home runs in September. He hit only two homers in August, when he hit .252 with a .347 on-base..." September 18

  • McCutchen one of best in MLB in 2-strike counts

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Two-strike counts spell doom for most hitters. Their backs against the wall, batters expand the strike zone, take defensive swings and often slink back to the dugout after punching out or making weak contact. Major leaguers are batting .178 and slugging .274 with two strikes this season,..." August 26

  • McCutchen 'behind schedule' on steals

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Out of all the bullet points Andrew McCutchen has on his National League most valuable player resume -- the extra-base hits, defense, the highest batting average in the league as of Friday -- the stolen-base statistics are not where he wants them to be. When McCutchen stole second in the first..." August 26

  • How Andrew McCutchen Became A Star And Redeemed Two Decades Of Pittsburgh Jagoffery

    Deadspin.com "This is how Andrew McCutchen watched at least one of the MLB playoff games at home on television last fall: He stood up, assumed his batting stance, and timed his swing to the pitches as he saw them on the screen. McCutchen later shared this story with his agent, Steve Hammond, who could only..." July 25

  • McCutchen's season reminiscent of Bonds

    ESPN.com "Back in 1990, Barry Bonds entered the season at the age of 25. He'd been viewed as enough of a disappointment -- and difficult personality -- through his first three full seasons that the Pittsburgh Pirates had offered him around that winter, in search of a frontline starting pitcher. There..." July 20

  • Hurdle: McCutchen special

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "It has been 35 years since Clint Hurdle made his major league debut, and in that time, he has seen some incredible months of offense. Andrew McCutchen's most recent work might top that list, Hurdle said. Better than when he watched George Brett terrorize the AL, Larry Walker in 1997 or Josh..." July 19

  • McCutchen is top player in NL for second straight week

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Pirates centerfielder Andrew McCutchen was named the National League player of the week for the second consecutive week, Major League Baseball announced this afternoon. In a three-game series against the Brewers, McCutchen went 7 for 12 (.583) with three home runs and 16 total bases. He also..." July 17

  • McCutchen, Hanrahan savor All-Star moments

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Andrew McCutchen didn't use his best moves on the field or at the plate Tuesday night at the All-Star Game. He saved them to dance in the dugout -- once to the soulful sounds of James Brown and later to the rhythm of a drum line. By the time McCutchen got in the game, it was OK for him to..." July 11

  • Pirates alter McCutchen-based ticket discount

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "If you thought Andrew McCutchen would hit more than four home runs in Monday's All-Star Home Run Derby in Kansas City, you weren't alone. So did the Pirates, who changed a discount ticket deal hours after McCutchen's disappointing exhibition. Monday morning, the club announced that for the July..." July 11

  • Home Run Derby thrill for McCutchen's coach

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "It had been 19 hours since Jon Spradlin's last wink of sleep when he stood behind the L-screen Monday night at Kauffman Stadium. With a crowd of 40,000 strong, and about 7 million more watching on television, Spradlin, head coach at Fort Meade High School in Florida, started warming up to pitch..." July 11

  • Breaking down the Pirates' first half

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "MVP: Andrew McCutchen There was only one dissenting vote in the clubhouse poll, and it was cast by McCutchen. Many of his teammates needed barely a moment to come up with an answer. Closer Joel Hanrahan didn't even wait for me to finish the question. "C'mon," he said. "Who else is it..." July 10

  • McCutchen hits four in Home Run Derby

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "It didn't take long for Andrew McCutchen to ditch the royal-blue All-Star Game hat that was part of the National League's uniform Monday night in the Home Run Derby. When he strolled to the plate at Kauffman Stadium, he wore a black-and-gold skull cap with the Pirates' "P" in the middle..." July 10

  • McCutchen getting into the swing of things

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "When Andrew McCutchen got the text-message invitation, he wasn't sure how to respond. He had just heard from National League captain and Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp, who asked him to join the field for tonight's Home Run Derby. He hesitated, but decided to accept. "My..." July 09

  • McCutchen to compete in Home Run Derby

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Pirates centerfielder Andrew McCutchen will compete Monday in the Home Run Derby in Kansas City, the team announced tonight. McCutchen will replace Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, who will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery and will miss both the derby and the All-Star Game. Jason..." July 08

  • Andrew McCutchen ... MVP?

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The three syllables ricocheted off the steel trusses and limestone walls of PNC Park, echoing over Andrew McCutchen's head. He dug his compact, muscular form into the batter's box and prepared to unleash the strength of a power hitter coiled within the body of a sprinter, the skills that are..." July 08

  • McCutchen rests with wrist injury

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen chuckled Saturday at the thought he might miss the Pirates game against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday with a sprained left wrist. But manager Clint Hurdle had the final word. McCutchen did not play Sunday in the Pirates' 5-4 loss against the Cardinals,..." July 02

  • Pirates' McCutchen hurts wrist in victory over Cardinals

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Andrew McCutchen patrols center field with a linebacker's mentality. Sometimes, he'd be better off wearing shoulder pads. In the Pirates' 7-3 victory Saturday over the St. Louis Cardinals, McCutchen crashed into the outfield wall chasing a fly ball and later sprained his left wrist as he made a..." July 01

  • Alvarez slams Cardinals in 1st; McCutchen's wrist sprain not thought to be serious

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Breathe easy, Pirates fans. Andrew McCutchen, star center fielder who leads the team in hits, runs, RBIs, batting average, on-base percentage and a host of other categories, appeared to escape serious injury Saturday after landing awkwardly on his left wrist while making a diving catch in the..." July 01

  • McCutchen benefits from Alvarez batting 3rd

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Perhaps it's only coincidence Andrew McCutchen rediscovered his power stroke about the time Pedro Alvarez started batting cleanup. Since May 5, when Alvarez took over the No. 4 spot, McCutchen, who bats third, was 14 for 30 with three homers and seven RBI entering Thursday night's..." May 18

  • McCutchen has stomach for game again

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Andrew McCutchen knew it was a good sign when he woke up hungry Tuesday. The Pirates' center fielder had Sunday's game off followed by Monday's off-day to try to recover from the stomach flu, and he was back in the lineup for last night's series opener against the Washington Nationals. "I'm..." May 09

  • McCutchen not healthy enough, sits again

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Center fielder Andrew McCutchen was out of the lineup again Sunday as the Pirates lost their series finale against the Cincinnati Reds, 5-0, at PNC Park. He returned Saturday after missing a game Friday and leaving a game Thursday early because of what he described as a "bad stomach virus" that..." May 07

  • Speedy McCutchen off to a fast start

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "For Andrew McCutchen, the success on the basepaths in the opening series resulted from his focus on his starts. McCutchen stole two bases in three games against the Philadelphia Phillies, and he credited his emphasis on the first few steps -- on steal attempts and out of the batter's..." April 11

  • Extra cash won't change Cutch

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Andrew McCutchen is an extraordinarily wealthy young man, you might have heard. That six-year, $51.5 million extension he signed with the Pirates a couple of months ago launched him into a spending bracket most of us can't fathom, much less attain. As McCutchen loosely acknowledged Sunday..." April 09

  • McCutchen sets off festivities

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "For the first two wins of the season, the Pirates moved their postgame festivities onto the base paths. They celebrated in the infield again Sunday with Andrew McCutchen, who gave the Pirates their second consecutive walk-off win. His two-out, run-scoring single off the center-field wall pushed..." April 09

  • McCutchen drives in winning run after Pirates' eighth inning comeback

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Andrew McCutchen's walk-off hit, the second in a row for the Pirates, gave them a 5-4 win against the Philadelphia Phillies at PNC Park Sunday. McCutchen hit a ball off the wall in center in the ninth, scoring Josh Harrison from third. Harrison had pinch-run for Casey McGehee, who doubled in..." April 09

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