Just a few days after the Pittsburgh Pirates traded Gerrit Cole, they've now dealt a second franchise name. The team traded center fielder Andrew McCutchen to the San Francisco Giants, FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman and Robert Murray first reported the teams were in serious talks. The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal first reported agreement of the deal.
The 31-year-old outfielder, who enters the final year of his contract this coming season, posted a .279/.363/.486 slash line with a .360 wOBA, 122 wRC+, 28 home runs and 88 RBIs. He should slide in immediately into center field for San Francisco and represents a substantial upgrade over ex-Giants center fielder Denard Span.