Phillies’ McCutchen out for the season
Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen tore his ACL in a rundown against the San Diego Padres on Monday and will miss the rest of the season.
The 32-year-old was hitting .256 with 10 home runs, 29 RBIs and an NL-high 43 walks for the NL East leading Phillies. He’s in the first season of a $50 million, three-year contract.
This is actually going to be the second time McCutchen had been on the injured list in his career. The first time was way back in 2014 when he starred for Pittsburgh after winning the 2013 National League MVP.
The injury came on the same day that the Phillies activated and started outfielder Jay Bruce after acquiring him in a trade with Seattle. On Tuesday, he hit two home runs and drove in six runs in a 9-6 win over the Padres.
Before the injury, Bruce was expected to be left-handed bat off the bench, and get some time in the outfield after hitting 14 home runs for the Mariners. Now it seems he’s going to be the starter in Philadelphia too.
To also fill the centerfield void, the Phillies called up Adam Haseley from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The 23-year-old was started in center field against the Padres on Tuesday night and went 0-for-4 in his major league debut. Haseley was selected by the Phillies in the first round of the 2017 MLB Draft out of the University of Virginia.