Andrew McCutchen RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Pirates' Andrew McCutchen to talk to MLBPA about opposition to wild-card format

    Beaver County Times "Andrew McCutchen isn’t a union activist by any means. However, there is one thing the Pirates star center fielder would like to see as a negotiation point when the Major League Baseball Players Association and owners begin talks on a new collective bargaining agreement. McCutchen is hopeful..." February 25

  • Andrew McCutchen: 'Money doesn't define me' but 'no one plays for free'

    Sporting News "Andrew McCutchen has said he would love to finish his career in Pittsburgh, where he has helped lead the once-hapless Pirates to three straight postseason appearances. And the Pirates would obviously like to keep their marquee player. But as the five-time All-Star enters the fifth year of a..." February 24

  • Pirates will talk deal with Andrew McCutchen at 'appropriate time'

    ESPN "On Monday, Pittsburgh Pirates star Andrew McCutchen repeated his desire to finish his career in Pittsburgh. A day later, the Pirates' general manager said the team plans to talk contract with him at "the appropriate time." On one hand, GM Neal Huntington said, the Pirates would "love nothing..." February 24

  • Andrew McCutchen: 'I'd love to spend my whole career' with the Pirates

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Although the first full-squad workout still is a week away, center fielder Andrew McCutchen already is busy at the Pirates' spring training complex. Monday morning, McCutchen tugged on a black T-shirt emblazoned with “Retire 21” — a nod to Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente — and went to work in..." February 16

  • Pirates owner would love to see McCutchen 'stay forever'

    The Score "Pittsburgh Pirates owner Bob Nutting understands his club doesn't have the luxury of outspending the league's deep-pocketed teams to bring free agents to the Steel City. That's why holding on to franchise pillar Andrew McCutchen is of the utmost importance. "I'm not sure we're allowed to..." January 21

  • The price for Pirates to keep McCutchen likely won't be cheap

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The timing was such that Andrew McCutchen could not escape the subject. The day before he addressed the media last weekend at PirateFest, outfielder Jason Heyward agreed to terms on an eight-year, $184 million contract with the Chicago Cubs. In light of Heyward’s deal, what might McCutchen be..." December 20

  • Top hitters honored with Silver Slugger Awards "The best hitters in the American League and the National League were commemorated for their 2015 campaigns on Thursday, as the Silver Slugger Awards were announced during an hour-long special on MLB Network. The Silver Slugger Awards, presented by Louisville Slugger, are handed out annually to..." November 13

  • Andrew McCutchen wins 2015 Roberto Clemente Award

    CBS Sports "Star Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen has won the 2015 Roberto Clemente Award. On an annual basis, MLB teams partner with Chevrolet to give the award to a player "who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and..." October 31

  • Wild Night

    The Player's Tribune "It was loud. No, hang on, let me really explain that. There’s two types of loud that I’ve experienced in a ballpark. There’s the one level of loud where you get goosebumps and you’re like, Oh man, these fans are fired up. This is awesome. And then there’s a whole different level of loud where the..." October 06

  • McCutchen says the dreads are gone forever

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Jordy Mercer found out the same way most did. He checked Twitter one morning during spring training and saw a grainy, black-and-white video in which Andrew McCutchen told the viewer, “There’s a secret that’s been weighing on me for a loooong time. There’s something I’m going to have to tell you..." September 27

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    Travis Sawchik @Sawchik_Trib

    Andrew McCutchen said knee is not an issue: "I’ve been a little sore, hobbling around a little bit, not my knee, just have a tight Achilles"

  • 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.

  • 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 "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

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