Andrew McCutchen Removed From Today’s Lineup With Lower Body Soreness

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that Andrew McCutchen was removed from today’s Spring Training lineup with lower body soreness. No further word on the issue, or whether this is serious or precautionary. Considering the early stage of Spring Training that we’re in, I’d say there’s a good chance it’s a precaution. I’ll have an update later today after Clint Hurdle’s press conference, or if any further information becomes available.

UPDATE 4:33 PM: Clint Hurdle said he had no update, and said they would take things “one day at a time.”

Tim started Pirates Prospects in 2009 from his home in Virginia, which was 40 minutes from where Pedro Alvarez made his pro debut in Lynchburg. That year, the Lynchburg Hillcats won the Carolina League championship, and Pirates Prospects was born from Tim's reporting along the way. The site has grown over the years to include many more writers, and Tim has gone on to become a credentialed MLB reporter, producing Pirates Prospects each year, and will publish his 11th Prospect Guide this offseason. He has also served as the Pittsburgh Pirates correspondent for Baseball America since 2019. Behind the scenes, Tim is an avid music lover, and most of the money he gets paid to run this site goes to vinyl records.

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Maybe the lower body soreness has something to do with the tent he’s wearing in the picture. : )

Luke sutton

Everybody panic! Commence with discussions on what exactly the word “soreness” means.


Well, we thought Taillon “soreness” was nothing last spring.


That was “discomfort” huge difference, “discomfort” is a death sentence, “soreness” is “soreness.”


I only play doctor on blogs. Hope it’s nothing.


Time will tell.


Ha….thanks Jenn 😄


So then Cutch is getting lower body Tommy John?


If lower body means a knee……..


Actually I am in a minor panic at the lack of offense I have seen so far. Realize its early, but still…..

Luke sutton

Reacting to ST stats will always, and i mean always, make you freak out over something likely as trivial as possible. Dodgers are currently 23rd in MLB in batting average, and anyone who thinks they wont be top 5-10 in offense this season is smoking. Guys are working on way too much to assume results are the end goal, particularly this early in ST when hitters are taking the first live reps in months.

In short, ST results lead to guys like Ishikawa getting the nod over Lambo at times, when its clear Ishikawa isnt a better option.


Do you mean world champion Travis Ishikawa?

Luke sutton

As much as i mean All Star Kevin Correia when i say his name.

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