Pirates Get Concerning Injury Update on Andrew McCutchen
Andrew McCutchen's return to the Pittsburgh Pirates has been put on hold after he suffered a potentially serious injury on Sunday.
McCutchen exited Sunday's Spring Training game against the Minnesota Twins with left-hand discomfort after being hit with a pitch, which required attention from the Pirates' medical staff.
Andrew McCutchen Injury Update
It's currently unclear if McCutchen sustained an injury or if he'll need to miss any time. While fairly routine, getting hit by a pitch can cause significant injuries, especially when it happens near a hand with all of its small bones.
Pittsburgh will know more once McCutchen receives an official diagnosis from the medical staff, but hopefully he isn't out for long. He may only need to miss a few games, or he could be in jeopardy of missing Opening Day depending on how serious the injury is.
McCutchen, 36, is preparing for his 15th MLB season. The five-time All-Star and former MVP is back with the Pirates after spending his first nine seasons there from 2009 to 2017 before moving on to the San Francisco Giants, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers.
The former Gold Glove winner has been extremely durable throughout his career, topping 130 games 11 times, so hopefully his good fortune with injuries continues in this case.