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Andrew McCutchen got hit in the head during batting practice

Sep 30, 2013, 6:39 PM EDT

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Wouldn’t it be just Pittsburgh’s luck if likely NL MVP Andrew McCutchen got knocked out of the wild card game by a batting-practice accident?

Fortunately, it looks like he’ll avoid that fate, though he was hit in the head while shagging flyballs on Monday. McCutchen said he was distracted by a teammate when a ball off the bat of Jorge Mercer clipped him around his right ear.

McCutchen walked off the field on his own and deemed himself fine to play Tuesday. He added that he was “no snitch” when asked which player distracted him.

  1. bestbitter - Sep 30, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    Pirates fans will blame the Reds.

  2. apkyletexas - Sep 30, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    McCutchen – baseball’s only 15 tool player: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kN0CT5f701o

  3. nderdog - Sep 30, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    Who the hell is Jorge Mercer? I’m assuming an autocorrect of Jordy?

  4. cheesesteak75 - Sep 30, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    He’s fine! LGB!

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