Yankees Acquire Andrew McCutchen From Giants

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According to the New York Post, there is no deal done yet, but the Yankees are working on an agreement which would include Triple-A infielder Abiatal Avelino going to the Giants.

Andrew McCutchen is officially headed to the Bronx.

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. The hit was the fifth of the game for McCutchen.

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Full details will come out soon, but with the report that the deal has been finalized and is simply a formality to be announced, it looks like the New York Yankees have added arguably the top available bat in the waiver trade market to open the final day of the deadline! He was owed $14.75 million this season, with roughly $2 million of that remaining to be paid.

McCutchen, who was traded to the Giants in the offseason, is hitting.255 this season with 15 home runs and 55 RBIs. The Giants acquired him from the Pirates before the start of the regular season.

In New York, McCutchen will be reunited with longtime Pittsburgh teammate Neil Walker, where both will have a chance to win a first World Series championship. The team's depth at the position has been tested with Aaron Judge on the disabled list since July 27 with a chip fracture in his right wrist. They did that Thursday night. NY holds a four-game lead over the Oakland Athletics for the No. 1 wild card in the AL.