Andrew McCutchen Officially Traded From Giants To Yankees

Heather Diaz
September 1, 2018

The New York Yankees desperately needed to upgrade their outfield with Aaron Judge sidelined.

The clock is ticking for contenders to make a trade, and the Bronx Bombers have made a decision to bring in a former MVP to regain momentum.

Friday afternoon, the Yankees swung a trade with the Giants that sends Andrew McCutchen to NY for two prospects.

In 130 games so far this season, McCutchen has 15 home runs and 55 RBI with an OPS of.772. While he isn't the star he once was with the Pittsburgh Pirates, McCutchen still presents a better option than the likes of Shane Robinson, who has been getting the bulk of the playing time with Judge on the disabled list.

The Yankees will send two prospects to the Giants, including minor-league shortstop Abiatal Avelino, according to New York Post columnist Joel Sherman.

Following two bad losses at home, the Yankees might have found the ideal medicine for their recent struggles in adding McCutchen.

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If the deal goes through before the end of Friday, McCutchen will be eligible for the Yankees' postseason roster.

THURSDAY: ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Yankees have acquired outfielder Andrew McCutchen from the Giants in exchange for a pair of prospects. WFAN baseball insider Ken Rosenthal reported that the Giants have agreed to pay half of the $2.4 million McCutchen is owed for the rest of this season.

NY is officially Cutch City.

Judge has been out for a month with a fracture in his wrist, and it's unclear when he might return. The Pittsburgh Pirates traded McCutchen ahead of the 2018 season to the Giants.

The 23-year-old Avelino was hitting a combined.287 with 15 homers, 66 RBIs and 25 steals at Triple-A and Double-A.

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