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Report: Giants agree to trade for Andrew McCutchen

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Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen (22) gets warm in the on-deck circle during the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on August 17, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

The San Francisco Giants will fill one of the holes in their outfield with former MVP Andrew McCutchen, according to a report from Ken Rosenthal.

The former Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder is coming off the worst two-year stretch of his career, when he hit .267/.349/.457 over 309 games. He did hit 52 home runs over that span.

Before that, he was one of the best players in Major League Baseball. He was the Most Valuable Player in 2013 and has won four Silver Sluggers and one Gold Glove.

McCutchen will join Hunter Pence in the Giants’ outfield. It’s unclear who the third member of the unit will be, but this move represents the realization of a target San Francisco has eyed for years.

Rosenthal reports the Giants are sending Brian Reynolds and Kyle Crick in exchange. Crick showed promise out of the bullpen in 2017. Reynolds hit .312 for single-A San Jose last season.


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