Andrew McCutchen CF PIT 3 days ago

McCutchen is fine after getting hit in the arm Saturday.

The pitch mostly got McCutchen's sleeve, but did hit some of his skin. McCutchen will not miss any time from the hit by pitch. He is hitting .212 on the season so far.

Andrew McCutchen CF PIT 4 days ago

McCutchen was 1-for-4 with a run scoring double in the Pirates win over Milwaukee on Friday night.

Notably, McCutchen was batting in the clean-up spot for only the second time since 2011 as the Pirates juggled their lineup to hopefully wake up a slumbering offense. With the 6-3 win, this lineup might be used for the foreseeable future, potentially providing McCutchen with a few extra RBI opportunities if the hitters in front of him can get on base with some consistency.

Andrew McCutchen CF PIT 1 week ago

McCutchen (knee) is in the lineup for Monday's game against the Tigers.

McCutchen is dealing with persistent soreness in his left knee, but he will continue doing his best to play through the pain. As he regularly does, McCutchen will man center field and bat third for the Pirates on Monday.

Andrew McCutchen CF PIT 1 week ago

McCutchen, who belted a three-run dinger Sunday, told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review his left knee still isn't healthy. "My 80 percent is pretty good. I can play with that," McCutchen said. "The knee is going to be an everyday occurrence for me for who knows how long, but I can battle through it."

McCutchen went 2-for-4 with the aforementioned homer and four RBI against the Brewers on Sunday. He removed himself from Friday's game after feeling left knee pain running to first base. It was initially believed he injured himself jumping against the center field fence. After one week, it doesn't look like Cutch's persistent knee injury will allow fantasy owners to simply set McCutchen on cruise control as in year's past.

Andrew McCutchen CF PIT 1 week ago

McCutchen (knee) is back in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers, Travis Sawchik of reports.

A full game for McCutchen Sunday should be all the indication owners need that he can be treated as healthy going forward. He might be limited in the field, but that carries little fantasy impact.

Andrew McCutchen CF PIT 1 week ago

McCutchen (knee) said he was dealing with more than knee discomfort when he missed 10 games during spring training, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

For whatever reason, the outfielder declined to specify the nature of his injury. McCutchen said he feels confident he can avoid the disabled list, but the news of his health continues to worsen.

Andrew McCutchen CF PIT 1 week ago

McCutchen (knee), who is not in the lineup Saturday, says he will not require a DL stint, the Pittsburgh Tribune's Travis Sawchik reports.

He said the issue is not one of structural damage, but that he is simply dealing with knee soreness. McCutchen felt something in his last at-bat Friday night, but said he could pinch hit Saturday if called upon. This knee soreness and general lower-body discomfort has bothered him since spring training, which is frustrating for him and his owners, but it sounds like he will avoid a DL stint, which is encouraging.

Andrew McCutchen CF PIT 1 week ago

McCutchen (knee) is out of the lineup Saturday against the Brewers.

The lower-body issues continue for McCutchen, who left Friday's game with what was labeled left knee discomfort after battling soreness throughout spring training. It's troubling, but the Pirates haven't given any indication that McCutchen is worse than day-to-day. Starling Marte will move over to center field Saturday as Andrew Lambo steps in to left.

Andrew McCutchen CF PIT 2 weeks ago

McCutchen left the ninth inning of Friday's game with left knee discomfort, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

The center fielder missed considerable spring action due to lower-body soreness. He stole a career-low 18 bases in 2014 and might have difficulty reaching that total this summer.

Andrew McCutchen CF PIT 2 weeks ago

McCutchen went 0-for-3 with a walk while stranding four baserunners Thursday against the Reds.

The center fielder usually sprints down the first base line after hitting ground balls, but he hasn't given his typical max effort thus far. Whether that's because of poor weather conditions in Cincinnati or because he's still not 100 percent remains to be seen. McCutchen is 6-for-14 with four home runs against Friday starter, Mike Fiers.