Pirates Re-Sign Andrew McCutchen

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The Pittsburgh Pirates have re-signed club legend, Andrew McCutchen to a one-year deal worth $5 million. The 37-year-old outfielder is coming off an injury-filled year that ended in September with a partially torn Achilles. He has since been able to resume his offseason routine.

Gold & Black Legend

McCutchen was taken as the 11th overall pick in the 2005 draft by the Pirates. He made his major league debut in 2009 and instantly became a fan favorite in Pittsburgh. He finished the 2009 season with a .286 Average, 12 home runs and 22 stolen bases in 108 games. Andrew McCutchen made his first All-Star appearance in 2011 representing the Bucs. He signed a 6 year $51.5 million contract extension after the 2011 season. In 2013, he won the National League MVP Award becoming the first Pirate to win it since Barry Bonds in 1992. On the season, he hit .317 with 21 home runs, 84 RBI, and 27 stolen bases. He followed up his MVP season with a strong 2014 season in which he hit .314 and had 25 home runs and 83 RBI.

Off to the Bay Area

McCutchen was traded to the San Francisco Giants for Kyle Crick, Bryan Reynolds, and cash considerations in 2018. He hit .255 with 15 home runs for the Giants. He finished the season as a member of the New York Yankees after a midseason trade.

Back to the Keystone State

After the season, McCutchen signed a 3-year, $50 million deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. He tore his ACL in June of 2019 and missed the rest of the season. In 2021, he hit .222 with 21 home runs for the Fightin’ Phils. Then after a slow season in which he played for the Milwaukee Brewers, McCutchen returned home to PNC Park in 2023,  where he recorded his 2,000th career hit on his way to hitting .256 with 12 home runs in an injury-shortened season.  Andrew McCutchen stated that he hopes to someday retire as a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates.


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