Published: Sat, September 01, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Yankees Acquire Andrew McCutchen From Giants

Yankees Acquire Andrew McCutchen From Giants

Since 2009, he ranks second among Major League hitters in runs scored and times on base (2,412), and fifth in hits and walks.

In return, the Giants will receive two prospects from the Yankees, including Triple-A shortstop Abiatal Avelino, according to the New York Post.

The Yankees famously prohibit their players from growing facial hair, and a clean-cut McCutchen shared his new look on his Instagram story on Friday.

With the Giants this season, it's seemed at times like McCutchen is the only guy who hasn't missed significant time in the lineup, plugging away for a.255/.357/.415 line with 15 home runs and 13 stolen bases. He was owed $14.75 million this season, with roughly $2 million of that remaining to be paid. He became the face of the franchise as he helped it end a 20-year postseason drought in 2013, but his play fell off noticeably in 2016, and the Pirates dealt him to the Giants in January for a pair of minor leaguers and cash. Since being promoted, he has hit.252 with just five homers. He finished third in the vote in 2012 and '14 and fifth in '15.

Andrew McCutchen was in his first season with the Giants after nine in Pittsburgh.

McCutchen bolsters the Yankees' outfield depth ahead of a playoff push with Aaron Judge still recovering from a fractured wrist. They did that Thursday night.

A general view as the national anthem is performed before Game Three of the American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on October 16, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City.

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