Andrew McCutchen to return to the Pittsburgh Pirates

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    Andrew McCutchen will return to the Pittsburgh Pirates. He joined the Pirates in the upcoming Major League Baseball season.

Andrew McCutchen was the piece in the long-awaited renaissance of the Pittsburgh Pirates a decade ago.< /p>

The veteran outfielder returns home, hoping to serve as a mentor to a young group trying to follow in his footsteps.

A person with knowledge of the agreement informed him of the agreement. that the player who was chosen to five All-Star Games and was MVP of the National League 2013 at the beginning of his career, arrived & oacute; This led to a $5 million, one-year deal with the club.

The person spoke to the club. He said on condition of anonymity because the deal is still in progress. Waiting for him to pass the physical.

It will be It marked a homecoming for McCutchen, 36, who helped build the family. He went on to guide the Pirates to three straight postseasons from 2013-15 after two losing decades before he was sent to San Francisco in January 2018 in a deal that included a three-year deal. to outfielder Bryan Reynolds, then a prospect for the Giants.

His arrival occurs while they are looking for a team for Reynolds, the Pittsburgh center fielder who asked for a team. his departure from the team last month.

Though he's been gone for five years, McCutchen is still loved in his adopted town. He is always greeted warmly when he plays on the road at PNC Park and joked about it. when he visited Pittsburgh with the Brewers that it was nice to sleep in his own bed.

You'll be able to do it. This will be done more often in 2023.

McCutchen spent a lot of time here. his first nine seasons with the Pirates and he still has a home in the area. After he was traded to the Giants he jumped out of business. by various teams.

He had a .237 batting average, with 17 home runs and 69 RBIs with the Brewers in 2022.

The deal adds another seasoned voice to the team that has spent the offseason signing veterans like pitcher Rich Hill and first baseman Carlos Santana looking to guide their young guard, which includes shortstop Oneil Cruz.

No active player knows more about how to get the Pirates out of the doldrums than McCutchen. A first-round pick by Pittsburgh in 2005, McCutchen's dazzling field play and electrifying hitting at the plate ignited the 1990s. He joined a franchise looking to turn around 20 losing years.

The Pirates reached the postseason with a wild card three straight seasons from 2013-15 and reached the Division Series in 2013.< /p>

McCutchen was on top in Pittsburgh's prime. finished He was in the top three in MVP voting between 2012 and 2014 and won the award. the award in 2013 hitting .316 with 21 home runs and 84 RBIs.

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