Tag:Clint Hurdel
Posted on: April 20, 2011 5:36 pm
Edited on: April 20, 2011 5:38 pm

McCutchen takes leave of absence from Pirates

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Andrew McCutchenPirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen has been granted a leave of absence from the Pirates, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

The Pirates have said McCutchen has gone home to deal with a personal matter, but would shed no more light on his situation or even how long he may be gone.

"That's really all we're going to share right now, out of respect to his privacy," manager Clint Hurdle said.

Jose Tabata will replace McCutchen in center field and Matt Diaz will start in left. Pittsburgh has games tonight and tomorrow night at Florida before returning to Pittsburgh for a series against the Nationals on Friday.

McCutchen is hitting .230/.356/.426 with three home runs this season. He was 0 for 4 in a 6-0 loss to the Marlins last night.

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