Giants acquire MVP-outfielder Andrew McCutchen in deal with Pirates

    All-Star outfielder Andrew McCutchen is headed to the San Francisco Giants. (Cropped Photo: Keith Allison / CC BY-SA 2.0)

    All-star outfielder Andrew McCutchen is headed to San Francisco in a multi-player deal between the Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates.

    Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports and the Athletic first tweeted Monday the two teams had agreed to a trade, pending a review of medical records.

    The Pirates and Giants both confirmed the deal later Monday. Pitcher Kyle Crick, outfielder Bryan Reynolds and $500,000 in international bonus pool space are heading to Pittsburgh, while the Pirates will also receive cash considerations from the Giants.

    McCutchen himself took to Twitter Monday to thank Pittsburgh and Pirates fans.

    "A tip of the cap to all who have been on this journey with me," he said in a farewell post to Steel City.

    The star outfielder said he "always enjoyed watching the success of the @SFGiants and I look [forward] to being apart(sic) of more this season," in another tweet.

    McCutchen was National League MVP in 2013 and an All-Star for five straight seasons from 2011 through 2015.

    He hit a slump in 2016, hitting just .256 with a .336 on-base percentage and .430 slugging percentage, but rebounded last year, hitting .279 with 28 home runs, 88 RBI and a .849 OPS in 156 games for the 2017 campaign.

    This is the second big bat that San Francisco has acquired in as many months. Back in December, the team dealt four players, including Denard Span and Christian Arroyo, to Tampa Bay in exchange for Evan Longoria.

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