Yankees Trade for OF Andrew McCutchen
The New York Yankees have finalized a trade to add a former National League MVP.
Andrew McCutchen is headed to the Bronx from the San Francisco Giants for a pair of minor leaguers. McCutchen was hitting .255 with 15 home runs and 55 RBI's through 130 games with the Giants this season.
The Yankees are currently without slugging outfield Aaron Judge, whose been sidelined with a chip fracture in his wrist for more than a month. Team officials have said Judge is progressing, but the progression has been slow - leaving a timetable for his return to the lineup up in the air.
Additionally, ESPN reports the Bombers' other slugging outfield - Giancarlo Stanton - has played in 83 consecutive games.
In Thursday's 8-7 loss to the Tigers, Stanton clubbed his 300th career home run.
Meanwhile, ten-year veteran Neil Walker, who spent his first nine MLB season playing the infield - primarily second base, has spent time in the outfield for New York this year, filing in as needed.
MLB reports say the Yanks are sending minor league infielder Abiatal Avelino and minor league pitcher Juan De Paula in the deal.