The Pittsburgh Pirates have made their second significant trade of the past 72 hours, as Pittsburgh has reportedly dealt 2013 NL MVP Andrew McCutchen to the San Francisco Giants.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 15, 2018
McCutchen spent nine seasons in Pittsburgh and compiled a .291/.379/.487 career slash line with the Pirates. In addition to the 2013 MVP, he was named to the NL All-Star team five times.
Pittsburgh appears to be set to undergo a rebuild as they dealt starting pitcher Gerrit Cole to the Houston Astros on Saturday afternoon.
San Francisco, meanwhile, has had a busy offseason. They acquired Evan Longoria in December and remain active on the free agent market as they look to rebound from a dreadful 2017 in which they won just 64 games, their fewest wins in a season since 1985.