HOMECOMING: Andrew McCutchen Returning to Pirates
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Andrew McCutchen are having a reunion.
The free-agent outfielder has agreed to a one-year contract with the Pirates as a free agent. McCutchen starred for the Pirates from 2009-17 and was the National League Most Valuable Player in 2013.
The deal is dependent on McCutchen passing a physical examination. He has continued to live in the North Hills since the Pirates traded him to the San Francisco Giants prior to the 2018 season.
McCutchen, 36, spent last season with the Milwaukee Brewers and hit .237/.316/.384 with 17 home runs and eight stolen bases in 134 games.
Two baseball sources confirmed the deal to PittsburghBaseballNow.
The Pirates selected McCutchen in the first round of the 2005 amateur draft following his senior year of high school in Fort Meade, Fla. He made his major league debut four years later.
McCutchen was selected to five consecutive All-Star Games from 2011-15.
He also helped the Pirates to berths in the NL Wild Card Game for three straight seasons from 2013-15. Prior to that run, the Pirates had 20 consecutive losing seasons, which remains the record for any major North American professional sports league.
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In nine seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Andrew McCutchen hit .291/.379/.487 with 203 homers and 171 steals in 1,346 games. He also won four NL Silver Slugger Awards and a Gold Glove in 2012.
Since being traded, McCutchen has played for the Giants, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies and Brewers. Overall, he has a .277/.369/.449 slash line in 14 seasons with 287 home runs and 205 stolen bases.