Giants Working On Trading Andrew McCutchen To Yankees

According to ESPN's Buster Olney, the New York Yankees are on the verge of a deal with the San Francisco Giants for the 2013 National League MVP.

It looks like Andrew McCutchen is headed to the Bronx.

The New York Post's Joel Sherman first reported the deal was close to completion and that infield prospect Abiatal Avelino would be part of the return for San Francisco.

The Fort Meade, Fla., native played his first nine Major League seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates (2009-17), making five NL All-Star Teams (2011-15) and winning the 2013 National League Most Valuable Player Award and 2015 Roberto Clemente Award. That means he has roughly $2 million left on his deal this season.

McCutchen, 31, hit.255/.357/.415 (123-for-482) with 65R, 28 doubles, 2 triples, 15HR, 55RBI, 73BB and 13SB in 130 games in his first season with the Giants. In 10 appearances this season (nine starts) he owns a 1.71 ERA and 1.29 WHIP while averaging 8.7 strikeouts and 4.9 walks per nine innings pitched. He finished third in the vote in 2012 and '14 and fifth in '15.

McCutchen bolsters the Yankees' outfield depth ahead of a playoff push with Aaron Judge still recovering from a fractured wrist. They did that Thursday night. However, he's still battling with the injury, prompting NY to make a move. While he isn't the star he once was with the Pittsburgh Pirates, McCutchen still presents a better option than the likes of Shane Robinson, who has been getting the bulk of the playing time with Judge on the disabled list.

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