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Huntington: Andrew McCutchen making “remarkable” progress from injury

Aug 10, 2014, 9:35 PM EDT

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Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen has been trying to avoid a trip to the disabled list after suffering a an avulsion fracture involving the costochondral cartilage of his left 11th rib one week ago against the Diamondbacks. The Pirates have been taking it slow, giving McCutchen time to heal up, and it appears to have been the right call.

Via Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune, Pirates GM Neal Huntington said of the defending NL MVP’s recovery: “His progress has been remarkable. That’s the most apt word I can put on it.” Huntington continued:

The Pirates, who lost to the Padres 8-2 on Sunday afternoon, have gone 3-3 since McCutchen’s last start on August 3. The 27-year-old four-time All-Star was in the midst of another MVP-esque season, blasting 17 home runs, knocking in 67 runs, stealing 17 bases, and slashing .311/.411/.536.

  1. chill1184 - Aug 10, 2014 at 9:40 PM

    Not a Pirate fan but McCutchen is a joy to watch play, hope he comes back strong.

  2. historiophiliac - Aug 10, 2014 at 10:29 PM

    Not soon enough. Boooo!!!! :(

  3. nurahmanafandi - Aug 10, 2014 at 10:30 PM

    Reblogged this on nurahmanafandi.

  4. imthewiz77 - Aug 11, 2014 at 4:07 AM

    He looks like he had a tough paper route growing up

  5. marknym - Aug 11, 2014 at 10:43 AM

    Avoiding the DL is only the “right call” if he makes it back before 15 days.

    • paco53 - Aug 11, 2014 at 1:21 PM

      Even if he makes it back before 15 days, the Pirates have been playing short-handed.

  6. moogro - Aug 11, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    Wolverine those ribs Cutch!

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