Outfielder Andrew McCutchen is the latest piece to move on the MLB free agent market. The 32-year-old former MVP will sign with the Philadelphia Phillies, per reports.
McCutchen finished last season with the New York Yankees after being acquired via trade with the San Francisco Giants. For the season, McCutchen slashed .255/.368/.424 with 20 home runs and 65 RBI in 155 games with two teams.
The Athletic’s Matt Gelb broke the news of McCutchen’s agreement with the Phils.
Sources: Phillies are in agreement with Andrew McCutchen, pending a physical.
— Matt Gelb (@MattGelb) December 11, 2018
According Yahoo’s Jeff Passan, McCutchen is signing a three-year deal with Philly.
Source: Andrew McCutchen has a three-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. Not the five he originally was shooting for but still a good fit, as he moves cross-state from his longtime home in Pittsburgh.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 11, 2018
McCutchen finished in the top-five of the NL MVP vote every year from 2012-15, winning the award in 2013. He is a five-time All-Star.
While McCutchen isn’t the same force he was a few years ago, he is still a solid piece for a young team looking to grow and contend. McCutchen should get on-base, hit for some pop and provide much-appreciated leadership in Philadelphia.