Andrew McCutchen headed to 15-day DL

Andrew McCutchen headed to 15-day DL
August 11, 2014, 2:45 pm
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Reigning NL MVP Andrew McCutchen hit .317 with 21 home runs and 84 RBI during his 2013 season. (AP IMAGES)

After initially holding out hope that Andrew McCutchen could avoid the disabled list–including general manager Neal Huntington saying yesterday that he’d made “remarkable” progress in his recovery–the Pirates have placed the reigning MVP on the shelf with an avulsion fracture of his rib.

McCutchen spent one week on the active roster but unavailable to play, so the Pirates are able to backdate his disabled list stint. However, there’s certainly no guarantee that Pittsburgh’s center fielder and No. 3 hitter will return when eligible.

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