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.”

  • pilbobuggins
    March 14, 2015 6:31 am

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

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

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

      • 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.

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