Reports: Yankees acquire Giants outfielder Andrew McCutchen

Giants said to receive two prospects

Alex Hooper
August 30, 2018 - 11:37 pm
Aug 29, 2018; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants center fielder Andrew McCutchen (22) hits a RBI single against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the eighth inning at AT&T Park.

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The New York Yankees have acquired San Francisco Giants outfielder Andrew McCutchen, multiple outlets have reported.

San Francisco also acquires two prospects in the deal, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

McCutchen cleared revocable trade waivers on Aug. 22. The 31-year-old is owed roughly $2 million according to reports.

McCutchen is slashing .255/.357/.415 in 2018, with a 115 wRC+. Defensively, the 31-year-old has made the full time shift to right field from center in 2018, and has notched three defensive runs saved over 1125 2/3 innings. His UZR numbers are slightly below average at -0.7 and -0.9/150.

Reigning American League Rookie of the Year Aaron Judge has missed 31 games since being placed on the 10-day disabled list on July 27 with a chip fracture in his right wrist. Lindsey Adler of the Athletic reports the right fielder is still not swinging a bat.

McCutchen spent his first nine seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates, winning the National League MVP in 2013. He was dealt to the Giants prior to the 2018 season.