Andrew McCutchen RUMORS & NEWS

  • Pirates plan to keep Andrew McCutchen in center field when Starling Marte returns

    CBS Sports "On Sunday, Pirates outfielder Starling Marte will begin a minor-league rehab assignment with the high Class A Bradenton Marauders, the team announced. Marte is currently serving an 80-game suspension after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug. He is eligible to return on July..." July 02

  • Market for McCutchen still developing "For Andrew McCutchen to be dealt at this year's non-waiver Trade Deadline, he must hit like his All-Star self while the Pirates collectively struggle enough to become a seller. Those circumstances exist, with one month left in baseball's summer swap meet: McCutchen leads the team with a 1.124..." June 29

  • What are the odds the Pirates trade Andrew McCutchen? Probably good

    Fox Sports "What are the odds that the Pirates trade Andrew McCutchen? I’m guessing good. Go back to July 30, the day that the Pirates sent reliever Mark Melancon to the Nationals for left-hander Felipe Rivero and minor-league lefty Taylor Hearn. The Pirates were in contention then, just three..." June 19

  • Cutch keeps focus on fans, teammates "It's Sunday morning at Citi Field. Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen is not celebrating the fact that he made his Major League debut eight years ago. Instead, McCutchen, 30, is relaxed, sitting by his locker and talking about his game. McCutchen is the first to admit that he is off to a slow..." June 07

  • 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

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