Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:22:17 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen is signed through the 2017 season with a $14.75 million club option for 2018. His current six-year, $51.5 million contract makes him one of the best bargains in baseball. The Pirates have not approached him about an extension, but industry sources said if they decide to open talks, they are willing to go to great lengths to keep McCutchen in Pittsburgh.
Fantasy Tip: McCutchen is one of the best fantasy baseball players, and nearly unanimously a top-five pick. A lack of contract extension talks does nothing to diminish his standard yearly league value, and even a long-term contract extension keeping him in a pitcher-friendly home ballpark would do little to hurt his keeper league and dynasty league value.
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:50:43 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen has indicated he wants to stay with the team past the end of his contract in 2018 and wants to remain with the Pirates for his career. McCutchen does want a championship-caliber club surrounding him, and he suggested the first-base platoon of 1B Ike Davis and 1B Gary Sanchez caused more problems than intended.
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:00:21 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen went 1-for-2 with three RBIs, two runs scored, two walks and a stolen base Thursday, Sept. 25.
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 20:00:44 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen went 3-for-4 with a run scored Monday, Sept. 8, and has collected three hits in each of his last three games.
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:27:22 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen (rib) was back in the lineup Wednesday, Aug. 27, against the St. Louis Cardinals, and he went 1-for-3 with an RBI. "We're always going to be a better team with him in the lineup," manager Clint Hurdle said.
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:04:36 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen (rib) is back in the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 27, after leaving the game early Tuesday, Aug. 26.
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:13:54 -0700
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen appeared to be fine after the game Tuesday, Aug. 26. He left early due to a rib ailment, but expected to play Wednesday, Aug. 27. "Just sore. Being smart," McCutchen said.
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:12:58 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen (rib) left the game Tuesday, Aug. 26, against the St. Louis Cardinals due to left rib discomfort. He will be treated and re-evaluated, according to the team.
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:41:30 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen (rib) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, Aug. 19. He is batting third and playing center field Tuesday, against the Atlanta Braves. In a corresponding move, INF Michael Martinez was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Fantasy Tip: Return McCutchen to your lineups immediately.
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:51:53 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates are optimistic that OF Andrew McCutchen (rib) could be activated from the 15-day disabled list when he is eligible Tuesday, Aug. 19, according to manager Clint Hurdle.
Fantasy Tip: Owners should monitor the situation to see if McCuthen is ready to come off the disabled list or still needs a few more days to recover. When he does come off the disabled list, he should return to the lineup in all fantasy leagues.