Andrew McCutchen 22 | Center Field

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Wed. Aug 27, 2014 Subscribe 
News: McCutchen (left rib discomfort) is back in the lineup Wednesday against the Cardinals. Impact: True to his word, McCutchen will man center field after he downplayed the injury that forced him out of Tuesday's game. The rib discomfort is an injury that McCutchen will likely have to negotiate on an on-and-off basis throughout the rest of the season, but it's unlikely to result in him missing any extended action.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Aug 26, 2014
News: McCutchen has left Pittsburgh's game with the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday with left rib discomfort. Impact: McCutchen departed after flying out to right in the bottom of the fifth inning on Tuesday night. The reigning NL MVP spent 15 days on the disabled list with fractured rib cartilage earlier this month and appeared to aggravate the injury in the third inning when he collided with the wall while tracking down a fly ball by Matt Carpenter. (STATS, 9:00pm)
Tue. Aug 26, 2014
News: McCutchen, who left Tuesday's game with left rib discomfort, said he expects to play in Wednesday's series finale against the Cardinals, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Impact: McCutchen was pulled in the sixth inning of Tuesday's contest after he slammed into the wall earlier in the game, aggravating the injury that resulted in a stay on the DL earlier this month. The outfielder noted that he hasn't been fully healed since returning, and that on some days, the soreness is more persistent than others. The injury isn't something that should cost McCutchen much time the rest of the way while the Pirates remain in the race for the NL Central crown. McCutchen went 0-for-3 before leaving Tuesday, but he's otherwise hit pretty well since returning, smacking three homers in seven games.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Aug 26, 2014
News: McCutchen was lifted from Tuesday's game against the Cardinals after five innings with left rib discomfort. Impact: The aggravation occurred in the third inning, when he crashed into the outfield wall tracking a ball off the bat of Matt Carpenter. McCutchen will be evaluated Wednesday, but the Pirates could opt to hold him out of the finale against St. Louis to give him two full days to recuperate with the team off Thursday.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Aug 26, 2014
News: McCutchen went 3 for 4 with a home run in Monday's loss to St. Louis. Impact: McCutchen's power is coming around with three homers in four games after going 19 without one.(STATS, 1:29pm)
Mon. Aug 25, 2014
News: McCutchen went 3-for-4 with a solo home run Monday against the Cardinals. Impact: McCutchen is heating up as he has a home run in three of his last four games. The Pirates will need him to continue to lead their offense as they make a run towards the playoffs.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Aug 25, 2014
News: McCutchen hit his 19th homer and second in three games Sunday, going yard in a 4-3 loss at Milwaukee. Impact: McCutchen has scored eight runs and driven in six over his last nine games.(STATS, 0:47am)
Aug 24, 2014
News: McCutchen, who hit his 19th homer Sunday, says he's playing at less than full strength following a rib fracture. "It's good enough to play. It's good enough to swing," McCutchen told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "That's probably how it's going to be the rest of the season. It's going to be good enough." Impact: McCutchen's injury situation throws up a red flag for fantasy owners, but the center fielder hit two home runs over the weekend at less than 100 percent. At this point in the pennant race, McCutchen will likely play through pain he might decide to sit out in April or May. His status will go a long way toward determining Pittsburgh's postseason hopes.(RotoWire, )
Aug 24, 2014
News: McCutchen has six hits - including four home runs - in 11 career at-bats against Milwaukee's Sunday starter, Mike Fiers. Impact: He's 3-for-9 with a dinger in his last two games after going hitless in first eight at-bats off the DL. Make sure McCutchen is in your starting lineup Sunday.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Aug 22, 2014
News: McCutchen crushed his 18th homer of the season Friday, going 2-for-5 with his first homer since belting a pair in Cincinnati on July 12. Impact: McCutchen's 438-foot blast to right-center field stuck in the wheel well of a promotional Toyota, giving fantasy owners plenty of reason to ride out the season with Cutch. He's now hit 13 career homers in Miller Park, more than in any other road venue.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Aug 21, 2014
News: McCutchen is hitless in eight at-bats since returning from the DL, an indication that his timing isn't quite right yet. Impact: He saw a team-leading 21 pitches in four at-bats Wednesday, but expanded the strike zone in hitters' counts to help get himself out. A 96 mph fastball from David Carpenter nearly plunked McCutchen in the ninth inning, but the NL MVP was able to twist out of the way without reinjuring himself -- a good sign going forward. McCutchen has 12 homers and a career .936 OPS at Miller Park, where Pittsburgh plays its next three games, giving him a chance to get back on track. Since the All-Star break, the center fielder is batting .200/.321/.262 in 78 plate appearances.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Aug 20, 2014
News: McCutchen went 0-for-4 for the second straight day Wednesday following his activation from the disabled list Tuesday. Impact: There are some questions as to whether McCutchen will actually get back to 100 percent down the stretch, but it's very difficult to sit a player of his caliber even if there are lingering concerns about his health.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Aug 19, 2014
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: The Pittsburgh Pirates activated their star centerfielder off the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday. The reigning National League MVP will bat third as Pittsburgh looks to end a six-game losing streak against Atlanta. Impact: McCutchen says he isn't experiencing any pain but he will wear extra padding for the time being. He added there are no restrictions on what he can do but manager Clint Hurdle expects the team to monitor McCutchen closely.(STATS, 7:01pm)
Andrew McCutchen
2014 Season
AVG
.307
HR
20
RBI
71
RUNS
69
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
8/26/2014
Day to day. (Left game - left rib discomfort)