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Tue. Aug 19, 2014 Subscribe 
News: McCutchen (ribs) was activated from the disabled list Tuesday and is in the lineup against the Braves, the Pittsburgh Tribune reports. Impact: McCutchen, who has not played since Aug. 3 due to a broken rib, will bat third and play his usual center field. He took batting practice Monday and will look to pick up where he left off, as he hit the DL in the midst of an impressive four-game span during which he went 6-for-13 at the plate with two doubles, three walks and four RBI. On the season, McCutchen is hitting .311 with 17 home runs 67 RBI and 17 stolen bases.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Aug 18, 2014
News: Manager Clint Hurdle said that although the Pirates haven't made an official decision yet, he's optimistic McCutchen (broken rib) will return from the DL on Tuesday, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Impact: Tuesday marks the first day McCutchen would be eligible to return from the DL, and with the outfielder believed to be progressing swiftly from the broken rib, the Pirates will likely waste no time to get him back in their lineup. He participated in batting practice Monday and will likely have to complete his gamut of pregame activities with no concerns prior to Tuesday's game before the Pirates make an official decision on his status.(RotoWire, )
Aug 17, 2014
News: McCutchen (ribs), who has taken batting practice and has run the bases in recent days, is eligible to return from the DL as soon as Tuesday. Impact: He hasn't encountered any setbacks as he works his way back from an avulsion fracture of his 11th rib. As a result, it looks like fantasy owners in weekly leagues will want to activate the reigning NL MVP, even if he misses the first two or three games of Week 21.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Aug 16, 2014
News: McCutchen (ribs) was able to run the bases and even took batting practice Saturday, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Impact: McCutchen is currently on the 15-day disabled list, but is eligible to return on Aug. 19. Being that he still has a couple more days to test out the ribs, the Pirates' star returning on the 19th seems like a real possibility.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Aug 11, 2014
News: McCutchen expects to come off the disabled list when he is eligible to return on Tuesday. Impact: McCutchen pronounced himself ''good to go'' after taking live batting practice Monday. The reigning NL MVP is batting .311 with 17 homers and 67 RBIs in 109 games. McCutchen, who has been out with a rib injury, wore padding on his torso while facing a Pirates farmhand at PNC Park before Monday's game against Atlanta.(STATS, 7:01pm)
Mon. Aug 11, 2014
News: McCutchen (ribs) was placed on the 15-day DL prior to Monday's game vs. the Tigers, MLB.com's Tom Singer reports. Impact: The Pirates were initially expected to put McCutchen on the DL when he first suffered the broken rib on Aug. 3, but instead chose to wait a few days with the hope that their star would recover quickly. However, other than taking some swings and throwing from distance, McCutchen never showed enough progress to earn his way back into the lineup. With McCutchen sitting out each of the previous six games, he'll be eligible to return from the DL as early as Aug. 19. Starling Marte is expected to serve as the team's primary center fielder while McCutchen is out, with Josh Harrison covering left field for Marte.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Aug 11, 2014
News: McCutchen (broken rib) is not in the lineup Monday. Impact: He will miss a seventh straight game with the broken rib, and Starling Marte will start in center field with Travis Snider in left. The Pirates still hope for McCutchen to avoid the DL, but he's going to come close to missing 15 days whether he's placed on the DL or not.(RotoWire, )
Aug 10, 2014
News: McCutchen (broken rib) remains out of the lineup Sunday, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Impact: Sunday will mark McCutchen's sixth straight day out of the lineup, but he was able to take some swings and throw from 90 feet Saturday. Manager Clint Hurdle described it as a big step forward, and it appears the Pirates are content to continue holding off on a DL decision to see how he progresses in the next several days.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Aug 9, 2014
News: McCutchen (broken rib) remains out of the Pirates' lineup Saturday. Impact: There isn't much to see here, as McCutchen's status remains in limbo with the team waiting to see if he can make enough progress in the next couple days to avoid the DL. Manager Clint Hurdle said Friday that McCutchen has taken "a couple" of swings to test his level of pain with the broken rib.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Aug 9, 2014
News: McCutchen (rib) took swings and threw from 90 feet Saturday, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Impact: According to manager Clint Hurdle, the activities are a big step for the star outfielder. A timetable for McCutchen's return remains uncertain, but for now, he continues to avoid a stint on the disabled list. Since he hasn't appeared in a game since Aug. 3, the Pirates still have the luxury of backdating a DL stint, if they deem that to be the best course of action.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Aug 8, 2014
News: McCutchen (broken rib) has taken "a couple" of swings, according to manager Clint Hurdle, and the team will continue to be patient in regard to a DL decision, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. "We're willing to stretch [a] few more days on his behalf," Hurdle said. Impact: Despite the seemingly severe nature of McCutchen's injury -- a broken rib -- the Pirates remain hopeful that he can avoid the DL. The clocking is ticking, however, and if he doesn't make significant improvement by early next week, the team may be forced to add some reinforcements. Starling Marte will continue to man center field in his absence, with Russell Martin batting third.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Aug 7, 2014
News: McCutchen (oblique) is listed on the Pirates' lineup card as a reserve again Thursday, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Impact: Diagnosed with an avulsion fracture involving his 11th rib earlier in the week, McCutchen seems likely to wind up on the disabled list, but the team is still holding out hope that his condition will improve enough in the next few days to where he can avoid the DL. Starling Marte figures to continue manning center field in his absence.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Aug 7, 2014
News: Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Thursday that there remains "a chance" McCutchen (ribs) avoids the DL, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Impact: Initial reports suggested McCutchen could miss up to a month with the fractured rib, but he remains active for the time being. While Hurdle said the reigning NL MVP is improving, the team may not have a choice but to make a move if McCutchen isn't ready by early next week.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Aug 5, 2014
News: McCutchen (oblique) is yet to be placed on the DL, as the team is waiting to see if his condition improves, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Impact: On top of the oblique injury, McCutchen's also dealing with some cartilage damage around his ribs. X-rays earlier in the week came back negative, but McCutchen continues to experience discomfort that will keep him out of the lineup for a while.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Aug 4, 2014
News: McCutchen has a broken bone in his ribcage two days after being hit by a pitch, but the Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder and last year's NL MVP hopes to avoid going on the disabled list. Impact: McCutchen left in the eighth inning of Sunday's loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks at Phoenix after feeling pain in his side when he swung at a pitch. He had to be helped down the dugout steps to the clubhouse and needed help getting dressed after the game.(STATS, 1:37am)
Andrew McCutchen
2014 Season
AVG
.311
HR
17
RBI
67
RUNS
64
Bio
Ht: 5' 10"  Wt: 188  Age: 27
Bats: R  Throws: R
Born: 10/10/1986, Fort Meade, Florida
College: None
Debut: 2009
Salary: $7,458,333
Injury Status
No Current Injury