Andrew McCutchen RUMORS & NEWS

  • Andrew McCutching batting below cleanup spot for first time as starter

    Yardbarker "Andrew McCutchen’s rough start to the season led manager Clint Hurdle to change his lineup for Friday’s game against the Mets. The result was a first for McCutchen as a starter for the Pirates. After a disappointing 2016 season that saw McCutchen post career-lows in batting average, on-base..." May 27

  • Andrew McCutchen reaches new low with Pirates

    Sporting News "Entering Friday, Andrew McCutchen had played in 1,236 games for the Pirates in a nine-year major league career. Not once in that span did McCutchen start a game batting lower than the cleanup spot. Friday night, though, McCutchen will bat sixth against the Mets — just the latest marker of the..." May 26

  • Andrew McCutchen not bothered by slump: 'I sleep pretty good'

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "This is rock bottom for Andrew McCutchen. The center fielder was summoned into manager Clint Hurdle’s office at SunTrust Park early Wednesday morning after the Atlanta Braves walked off with a 6-5 win, a game in which McCutchen went 0 for 5, grounded into two double plays and stranded seven. His..." May 25

  • Andrew McCutchen's vow after Pirates dangle him: 'I'm going to have monster year'

    USA Today "Andrew McCutchen tries to pretend it’s really no big deal, but it is. He tries to act as if it doesn’t bother him, but it attacks his pride. McCutchen, playing Thursday in Team USA’s last exhibition game before the World Baseball Classic, might be only 89 miles away from the Pittsburgh..." March 10

  • GM: Making McCutchen a Pirate for life requires 'financial common ground'

    ESPN "Andrew McCutchen's general manager, Neal Huntington, says "there was more smoke than fire" pouring out of those McCutchen trade rumors this winter. And you don't have to be a fire chief in Squirrel Hill in Pittsburgh to think, well, he ought to know. But that would probably come as a surprise..." February 19

  • Andrew McCutchen: ‘I’m a Pirate. I don’t want to be anything else’

    Sportsnaut "Andrew McCutchen is relieved that the flurry of trade rumors surrounding him this offseason never came to pass. In a Players’ Tribune article on Friday, McCutchen wrote “All I knew was that I wanted to keep playing in Pittsburgh,” adding “I’m a Pirate. I don’t want to be anything else.” The..." February 17

  • Pirates still willing to trade McCutchen, Harrison

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Shortly before 10 a.m. Tuesday, more than three dozen Pirates pitchers and catchers will assemble on Field 1 at Pirate City in Bradenton, Fla. After some “activation” stretching and loss toss, they'll break into groups for the first workout of spring training camp. Sixty-four players,..." February 12

  • Pirates announce McCutchen will move to RF

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Andrew McCutchen will move to right field in 2017, the Pirates announced today, as Starling Marte replaces him in center field. Gregory Polanco will move to left field, meaning all three outfielders will play new positions. "We believe this alignment will maximize our outfield production,”..." February 05

  • Pirates' Marte confirms move to CF in 2017

    MLB Trade Rumors "It appears there will be a changing of the guard in the Pirates’ outfield this year. After spending most of his first four-plus seasons in left field, Starling Marte will shift to center in 2017, he told MLB Dominicana (Twitter link; h/t Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). If that happens,..." February 05

  • Teams Still in Pursuit of Andrew McCutchen

    Fox Sports "In 2016, Andrew McCutchen had his worst season by far as a big leaguer. An offseason full of rumors continues to swirl with teams still attempting to trade for the 30-year-old Pirates’ outfielder. But will any team make an offer the Pirates can’t refuse? According to Boston Globe reporter Nick..." January 09

  • Blue Jays interested in trading for McCutchen

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Blue Jays have “kicked around” Andrew McCutchen’s name as they attempt to address their outfield, ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports (all Twitter links). Pirates GM Neal Huntington recently said the team was likely to keep McCutchen after trade negotiations with the Nationals fell through. But,..." December 24

  • Pirates Rejected Recent Offer Of Prospects For McCutchen

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Pirates recently turned down a “nice offer of prospects” — which hailed from a “mystery team” — for outfielder Andrew McCutchen, according to Jon Heyman of Fan Rag (via Twitter). While details are sparse, there is an important take-away: if they Bucs are to trade their long-time star, they’ll..." December 13

  • Andrew McCutchen glad to still be a Pirate, but 'bothered' by trade talk

    ESPN "Andrew McCutchen is still a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates, but the star outfielder said the rampant trade talks did "bother" him. "I'd be lying to you if I told you none of this bothered me," McCutchen said Saturday at the team's PirateFest. "Of course it did. I'm human." Despite that..." December 11

  • Pirates indicate McCutchen will be on 2017 opening day roster

    Sportsnet "As reported by Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, team president Frank Coonelly said he expects McCutchen will be in the lineup when the team opens the 2017 season. “We are really excited to have Andrew with us in 2017 and, hopefully, for a long time beyond 2017,” Coonelly..." December 10

  • McCutchen to attend Pirates fan fest amid trade rumors "The 27th annual PirateFest is set to begin today, and after a busy week of trade rumors, all eyes will be on Andrew McCutchen. McCutchen is among the large contingent of players and coaches scheduled to appear at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center during the two-day event. This year's..." December 10

  • Pirates, Nats Awkwardly Blew McCutchen Trade

    12 Up "This has not been Mike Rizzo's finest offseason. For an extended period, the Nationals were in the news for rumors that they were after star Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen. And it was this close. Lucas Giolito and Dane Dunning were two of the Nationals' top pitching prospects. And..." December 08

  • Dodgers reportedly showing interest in Cutch "The first day of the Winter Meetings brought a new round of rumors around the Pirates and Andrew McCutchen -- and perhaps a new suitor for Pittsburgh's franchise player. The Dodgers have shown recent interest in McCutchen,'s Jon Morosi reported Monday morning. The Nationals have been..." December 05

  • Could Nationals Trade For Chris Sale And Andrew McCutchen?

    NESN "The Washington Nationals have a win-now roster and are looking to hit an offseason home run with the MLB Winter Meetings set to begin Monday in Maryland. The Nats have been linked in trade rumors involving Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen and Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale..." December 05

  • Nationals, Pirates Still Discussing Andrew McCutchen Scenarios

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Nationals and Pirates re continuing to discuss “a lot of different angles” that would result in outfielder Andrew McCutchen landing in D.C., according to’s Jim Bowden (via Twitter). He notes that the information came from a source in the Pittsburgh organization. There had been some..." December 03

  • Nats, Bucs Accelerating Talks On Andrew McCutchen

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Nationals and Pirates have “ramped up” their negotiations on a possible deal involving star center fielder Andrew McCutchen, Jayson Stark of reports. There are indications that the Nats would like to wrap up an agreement today; it seems the club may well non-tender shortstop Danny..." December 01

  • Pirates increase efforts to trade Andrew McCutchen

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Pirates are actively shopping center fielder Andrew McCutchen, according to multiple sources, and the likelihood of a trade is increasing as the winter meetings approach. The front office has started pursuing specific teams in an effort to work out a trade for young talent. McCutchen, 30,..." December 01

  • Why trading McCutchen is a real possibility for the Pirates

    Fox Sports "Of all the big names available in trade, Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen might be the most likely to go. The Pirates continue to explore deals involving McCutchen, major-league sources say. McCutchen, 30, is coming off his worst offensive season and a below-average one defensively,..." November 30

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