Pirates place Andrew McCutchen on disabled list
The Pirates have finally decided to place Andrew McCutchen on the disabled list, due to his fractured rib.
Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Aug. 4, with his fractured rib and cartilage injury in the left side, the club announced Monday. As a corresponding move, the Pirates have recalled right-handed pitcher Casey Sadler from Triple-A Indianapolis.
It's been a week since the Pirates announced that McCutchen's injury wasn't an oblique muscle but was instead "an avulsion fracture involving the costochondral cartilage of the left 11th rib." The hope was that the 2013 NL MVP could avoid a DL stint, but apparently things haven't improved enough for him to return soon.
McCutchen, 27, is hitting .311/.411/.536 (167 OPS+) with 32 doubles, five triples, 17 homers, 67 RBI and 17 steals. He was on his way to absolutely being part of the NL MVP discussion for the third-straight season (he was third in 2012), but this could certainly impact that.
The Pirates trail Milwaukee by 2.5 games in the NL Central and currently hold the second NL wild card spot.
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