Pittsburgh keeps Mccutchen in the fold for six years, $51 million
BRADENTON, FLA. | The Pittsburgh Pirates and All-star center fielder Andrew Mccutchen agreed on Tuesday to a six-year, $51.5 million deal.
Mccutchen, 25, is now under contract with the Pirates through the 2017 season, and there’s a club option for 2018.
Though he hit just .259 in 2011, McCutchen posted career highs in home runs (23) and RBI (89) and stole 23 bases. He would have been eligible to become a free agent following the 2015 season.
The Pirates drafted Mccutchen with the 11th overall pick in the 2005 amateur draft. surgery on his left knee and from Aug. 14 to Sept. 1 because of a sore left wrist.
Guillen, 36, hit .344 in 19 postseason games and .353 in the 2006 World Series with the Tigers. last pitched to big-league hitters Sept. 2, 2010, in a game against Atlanta. Two weeks later, he underwent surgery on his left shoulder.
This time last year, Santana was working toward a potential return in June, but the Mets shut him down in August after he pitched just five innings with the Class A St. Lucie Mets.
INDIANS: Cleveland right-hander Chris Perez, sidelined with a left oblique strain, played catch in his first baseball activity since being hurt Feb 24. The All-star closer made 45 throws from 60 feet.
MARINERS: Seattle ace Felix Hernandez struck out four in three hitless innings against Cincinnati. Hernandez hit the first batter he faced this spring, then retired nine in a row. The right-hander threw 26 of his 35 pitches for strikes.
YANKEES: New York right-hander Hiroki Kuroda will make his spring training debut with the Yankees on Wednesday against Tampa Bay. Kuroda signed a one-year, $10 million deal in the offseason.
BLUE JAYS: Right-hander Dustin Mcgowan pitched a simulated game Tuesday and is scheduled to make has spring-training debut Saturday.