The San Fransisco Giants have acquired veteran outfielder Andrew McCutchen from the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Giants will send reliever Kyle Crick and prospects to the Pirates in return.
The Giants have spent their whole offseason looking for an all-star outfielder. The organization had a deal with the Miami Marlins for Giancarlo Stanton, but the deal was vetoed by Stanton, who had a no-trade clause. The acquisition of McCutchen will allow the Giants to be competitive next season after one of the team's worst seasons on record.
McCutchen, 31, has spent his whole career with the Pirates. The former first round pick will hit free agency after this season.
Last season, McCutchen hit .279, with 28 home runs and 88 RBIs. The 2013 NL MVP and five time all-star is also very good on the defensive side of things. He will play very well in the very spacious outfield at AT&T Park.
Robert Murray and Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports were first to report the deal was the close and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic was first to report the deal was done.