Andrew McCutchen RUMORS & NEWS

  • Andrew McCutchen after HBP: 'Maybe I need to dropkick a pitcher'

    CBS Sports "After he was hit by a pitch for the eighth time this season, and for the second time in as many games Saturday night, Pirates star Andrew McCutchen joked about what he might do in order to stop opposing pitchers from plunking him and his mates. Pirates batters have been hit a major-league leading..." June 28

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    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    X-rays on Andrew McCutchen's left elbow were negative

  • Pirates' McCutchen laughs off pay stub leak

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen reacted with laughter rather than anger Friday after a photo of one of his pay stubs turned up on the Internet. A user on Reddit posted an image of McCutchen's pay stub from May 15 in which $427,098.49 went into his bank account through direct deposit. The..." May 22

  • Pete Rose helps Andrew McCutchen out of hitting slump

    Sporting News "Pete Rose knows a thing or two about hitting the baseball. After all, he's MLB's all-time leader in hits. That's why when he gave his phone number to Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen, the 28-year-old took advantage. During a segment on FOX Sports, Rose told a story about how McCutchen..." May 13

  • McCutchen admits frustration, but Pirates center fielder believes breakout coming

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Andrew McCutchen believes he is close. He thinks the game, or at-bat, when he connects what he is seeing with what his body is doing is near. But, for a player like McCutchen, close isn’t good enough. “I’m here for a reason,” McCutchen said after the Tuesday night game against the Cincinnati..." May 07

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    Bill Brink @BrinkPG

    Hurdle on Andrew McCutchen's knee: "I don't think it's a concerning area right now."

  • Andrew McCutchen says he's 'OK' after leaving game

    Sporting News "Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen left Wednesday's exhibition against the Orioles with an apparent injury. As McCutchen grounded out to end the top of the eighth inning, he appeared to stumble out of the batter's box after slipping on home plate. He didn't run out the grounder and walked..." April 02

  • Andrew McCutchen cut his hair for the first time in eight years

    Hardball Talk "This is sad. And, frankly, as a bald-American it’s almost galling to see someone as follicly-gifted as Andrew McCutchen is squander his gifts in such a fashion. But it’s still a free country, I guess, and he can do what he wants. I just hope he understands that this is like standing in front of..." March 25

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    Stephen J. Nesbitt @stephenjnesbitt

    #Pirates lineup today vs. #Orioles. McCutchen and Kang back in action. pic.twitter.com/ea2iWCQ143

  • Pirates willing to consider high salary number to keep McCutchen

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "When Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton signed his $325 million contract in the offseason, it shook the financial landscape of baseball. The aftershocks will be felt in the Pirates front office when the club eventually decides whether to approach Andrew McCutchen about an..." February 25

  • McCutchen: Baseball leaves lower-income kids behind

    Hardball Talk "When he’s not patrolling center field for the Pirates, Andrew McCutchen serves as the senior editor for Derek Jeter’s The Player’s Tribune, a media platform for professional athletes. McCutchen published a must-read article today in which he explains how baseball has increasingly left children..." February 15

  • Pirates activate Andrew McCutchen from the disabled list

    Hardball Talk "Andrew McCutchen is off the disabled list and back in the Pirates’ lineup after missing the minimum 15 days with a fractured rib. McCutchen actually remained on the active roster for most of that time before the Pirates finally shut him down and backdated the disabled list stint. His return..." August 19

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    Tom Singer @Tom_Singer

    Per Hurdle, #pirates optimistic McCutchen can "rejoin us tomorrow" when eligible to come off DL.

  • Pirates place Andrew McCutchen on disabled list

    CBS Sports "Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Aug. 4, with his fractured rib and cartilage injury in the left side, the club announced Monday. As a corresponding move, the Pirates have recalled right-handed pitcher Casey Sadler from Triple-A..." August 11

  • Injured McCutchen fights pain, time for return

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "An avulsion fracture involving the costochondral cartilage of the 11th rib. That’s a mouthful. Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen handled the medical jargon well when he announced the injury to the media Tuesday. He even spelled “costochondral” correctly off the top of his..." August 07

  • Andrew McCutchen has a fractured rib with cartilage damage

    CBS Sports "Pirates star Andrew McCutchen was forced to leave Sunday's game with what at the time was believed to be a muscle issue -- possibly his oblique. As it turns out, though, the Pirates released a statement Tuesday saying that McCutchen actually has "an avulsion fracture involving the costochondral..." August 05

  • Pirates' McCutchen might be National League's most cost-effective star

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "There is no debate that Andrew McCutchen is already one of baseball's brightest stars. When players take the field Tuesday at Target Field in Minneapolis for Major League Baseball's 85th All-Star Game, McCutchen will be making his fourth straight appearance in the midsummer classic. The..." July 14

  • National League MVP watch: McCutchen pushes into the top three

    Sporting News "It’s time for the NL MVP watch, version 3.0. The top two spots in the “what if the voting happened today” scenario are pretty clear-cut, but after that, there are at least a dozen players worthy of mention. So even though standouts like Carlos Gomez, Clayton Kershaw, Dee Gordon, Anthony Rendon,..." July 08

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    Travis Sawchik @Sawchik_Trib

    Andrew McCutchen (ankle) is back in the lineup for the Pirates tonight. Marte is out

  • 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 "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 "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 "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

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