Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen is successfully finished for the season because of a partial left Achilles tear, in step with MLB.com’s Justice delos Santos.
McCutchen, who was once positioned at the 10-day injured checklist Wednesday, will reportedly stay in a strolling boot for 6 weeks, with best three-and-a-half weeks ultimate within the Pirates’ 2023 time table. The 65-75 Pirates are all however eradicated from playoff competition.
The harm passed off right through the Pirates’ sport in opposition to the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday, when McCutchen was once introduced to have left because of left Achilles tendon tightness. He to begin with reported on social media that he was once high-quality, however he modified his song Wednesday in very McCutchen model:
McCutchen is in his first season again in Pittsburgh, the place he performed the primary 9 years of his occupation and gained NL MVP in 2013. Operating most commonly as a chosen hitter with occasional appearances in proper box, he was once taking part in his perfect season on the plate in years, hitting .256/.378/.397 with 12 homers and 11 stolen bases.
McCutchen hasn’t posted an on-base share that prime since 2015 or an OPS+ as prime as his 112 mark since 2019.
With McCutchen now 36 years previous, a major harm comparable to this brings up the uncomfortable risk of retirement, however the participant advised journalists Wednesday that he hasn’t concept a lot concerning the long term for the reason that prognosis:
“I have never thought of [returning to the Pirates in 2024], taking into account that is nonetheless lovely recent. I have never in reality concept an excessive amount of about it, but even so the place I am at at this second. I am positive when I am getting some extra time, I’lll have time to take into consideration it. Thoughts’s nonetheless going 100 mph at the moment, so simply seeking to take into consideration what is your next step for me.”
McCutchen, who has additionally performed for the San Francisco Giants, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers, has just right explanation why to get a minimum of a couple of extra video games in, as he’s recently sitting at 299 occupation house runs.