The MLB superstar outfielder has been traded.
We have another MLB blockbuster trade.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have, finally, after a couple of years of trade rumors, shipped out All-Star outfielder Andrew McCutchen. The 31-year-old superstar had been rumored to be on the move for over a year. It’s now happening.
The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal first reported that McCutchen is being sent to the San Francisco Giants. The terms of the trade are not yet known, though it’s expected that Pittsburgh will be getting back some top prospects.
McCutchen, a five-time All-Star, was the National League’s MVP in 2013. He’s a four-time Silver Slugger award winner, too.
The Florida native had played for the Pirates since 2009. He’s an icon in the city and he’ll be missed deeply.
The McCutchen trade comes a couple of days after Pittsburgh sent starting pitcher Gerritt Cole to the Houston Astros.
An official statement on the trade could come soon.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 15, 2018
Here’s a look at what prospects the Giants could be sending to Pittsburgh.
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) January 15, 2018
The Giants struggled big time in 2017, going 64-98, but they appear to be set on attempting to contend in 2018.