Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen is an NL All-Star

Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen has been selected to the

National League All-Star team after Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan

Braun pulled out because of a lingering strain in his left

calf.

McCutchen was selected to the squad by NL manager Bruce Bochy on

Saturday. Braun was the NL’s top vote-getter for Tuesday’s game in

Phoenix.

This will be the 24-year-old McCutchen’s first All-Star

appearance in his third major league season. He was hitting .292

with 13 homers, 49 RBIs, 52 runs and 15 stolen bases entering

Saturday.

McCutchen joins right-hander Joel Hanrahan in representing

Pittsburgh.