Pirates, Mccutchen set to agree on six-year extension
PITTSBURGH | The Pittsburgh Pirates and All-star center fielder Andrew Mccutchen are closing in on a new contract that will keep the promising 25- year- old with the team through the 2017 season, with a club option for 2018.
The details are still being ironed out and Mccutchen must pass a routine physical before it becomes official. A formal announcement is expected Tuesday.
Mccutchen hit .259 in 2011 and posted career highs in home runs (23) and RBI (89) while adding 23 stolen bases and making his first AllStar Game. Floating between leadoff and third in the lineup, Mccutchen helped keep the Pirates in contention in the NL Central until late July.