McCutchen (knee) confirmed that he will be ready to lead off for the Phillies if and when the season gets underway, Corey Seidman of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. "Now I know, whenever the time comes and we're playing again, I'll be ready to go," he said. "I'm really gonna be itching to get out on the field and play but right now I just need to take care of business and take advantage of this time."
He has been working out five days per week in Florida. The Phillies would have been without McCutchen for the first month of the season if it had started on time, but the delayed start will allow him to finish rehabbing his torn ACL that was operated on last June.
McCutchen (knee) is expected to be back to full health when MLB resumes its suspended season in mid-May or later, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
McCutchen has progressed well from the surgery he required last June to address a torn ACL in his left knee, but because he was still limited in spring training, the Phillies weren't planning on having him available for their Opening Day game in Miami that was initially scheduled for March 26. With the start of the season having been suspended for at least eight weeks, however, McCutchen looks like he'll have a fair amount of time to get back to full speed. Expect the Phillies to provide a formal update on McCutchen's health once MLB clears teams to resume training again, but if he's deemed ready for the start of the season, the 33-year-old will likely serve as the team's everyday leadoff hitter.
McCutchen (knee) will open the season on the injured list, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
McCutchen is still working his way back from the ACL tear he suffered last June. At the start of February, he said that he expected to be ready to go by the start of the regular season, but things have evidently not progressed as he'd hoped. The Phillies hope he'll be back sometime in April. In his absence, Jay Bruce, Nick Williams and Roman Quinn could play larger roles.
McCutchen (knee) has yet to be cleared to participate in games and has been on his own workout program this spring, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
Previous reports held that McCutchen expected to be recovered from his ACL tear by Opening Day. Gelb's report doesn't directly contradict that, though it would obviously be nice to see him prove that by looking good in Grapefruit League action. With the start of the season still over a month away, McCutchen has plenty of time to catch up to his teammates. If he ends up needing to open the year on the injured list, that would open up at-bats for Jay Bruce or Roman Quinn in the outfield.
McCutchen (knee) said "for sure" when asked if he anticipates being ready for Opening Day, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.
McCutchen's first season in Philadelphia was shaping up as a resounding success until he was sidelined after tearing the ACL in his left knee in early June. While the rehab process has been a familiar one for McCutchen after he previously tore the ACL in his right knee in high school, he may have more difficulty re-emerging as an annual double-digit steals threat as he heads into his age-34 campaign. At this stage of his rehab, McCutchen isn't facing any restrictions with his running, throwing or hitting, so as spring training approaches, he's merely just awaiting clearance from the Phillies' medical staff to resume participating in simulated games. Even if McCutchen's prediction comes to pass and he's declared ready to go for Opening Day, expect the outfielder to handle only a light load of games during Grapefruit League play.
McCutchen (knee) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Monday.
The move has no effect on McCutchen's recovery timeline, as he's already been ruled out for the season following knee surgery. It clears up a spot on the 40-man roster for the Phillies to select Fernando Salas' contract from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
McCutchen underwent surgery to reconstruct the ACL in his left knee and repair a medial meniscus tear Friday, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
McCutchen was ruled out for the season after injuring his knee during a rundown in early May. Jay Bruce now serves as the Phillies' left fielder. McCutchen should be back by the start of next season, though it's possible that recovery from surgery at least delays his start to camp.
McCutchen was placed on the 10-day injured list and ruled out for the season with a torn ACL on Tuesday, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
McCutchen fell awkwardly during a rundown Monday against the Padres, and the Phillies' worst fears were confirmed Tuesday. His absence leaves a big hole at the top of the Phillies' lineup, as he'd recorded a strong .256/.378/.457 line through 59 games. Cesar Hernandez could jump up to the leadoff role, or the team could simply slide the rest of the hitters up one spot. Jay Bruce, acquired in a trade from Seattle on Sunday, now appears to be lined up as the Phillies' starting left fielder.
McCutchen was diagnosed with a sprained left knee after exiting Monday's 8-2 loss to the Padres and is slated to undergo an MRI on Tuesday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
The Phillies will await the results of McCutchen's MRI before making any roster moves, but it appears likely that the 32-year-old will require a stay on the 10-day injured list. In addition to manager Gabe Kapler relaying that Triple-A Lehigh Valley outfielder Adam Haseley would join the club in San Diego on Tuesday as a member of the taxi squad, McCutchen was spotted with crutches in the locker room after Monday's game and made an ominous post on his personal Twitter account implying concern about the injury. If McCutchen is in fact shut down, Haseley or the newly acquired Jay Bruce would likely see most of the action in left field, while Jean Segura or Cesar Hernandez could represent the top candidates to replace McCutchen as the Phillies' leadoff hitter.
McCutchen left Monday's game against the Padres after appearing to injure his left knee, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
McCutchen suffered the injury while in a rundown, and he needed assistance just to get off the field. While this doesn't look good for the veteran outfielder, he'll be considered day-to-day until the team reveals the nature of the injury.
McCutchen went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 6-3 loss to the Dodgers.
McCutchen's fourth-inning blast helped cut the Dodgers' lead to 2-1 at the time, but it was only one of five hits on the night for the Phillies. McCutchen is up to 10 homers, 29 RBI and 45 runs scored in 56 games this season, typically batting at the top of a loaded lineup.
McCutchen went 1-for-1 with four runs scored, a two-run home run and three walks in Wednesday's 11-4 win over St. Louis.
McCutchen equaled his walk total from the last seven games Wednesday as he reached base in all five plate appearances. The veteran outfielder is seeing the ball well over his last 10 games with a .368 average, five doubles, three home runs and 11 RBI.
McCutchen will start in center field against right-handed pitching moving forward, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
With Odubel Herrera being placed on administrative leave Tuesday, the Phillies have announced that they'll roll with McCutchen in center against right-handers, while Scott Kingery will man center field against southpaws.
McCutchen went 2-for-4 with two doubles, two runs, two RBI and a walk in the Phillies' 9-7 victory over the Cubs on Thursday.
It was a lively day from atop the order for the veteran, as he reached base three times and laced his ninth and 10th doubles of the season. It was his third multi-hit effort in his last five games, bringing his slash line up to .259/.383/.438 through 185 at-bats.
McCutchen went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run, two walks and two runs scored Friday against Colorado.
McCutchen launched a two-run homer in the third inning to tie the ballgame, registering his sixth home run of the season. The veteran outfielder has reached base safely in eight of his last 11 contests, and he'll aim to keep it rolling at the dish in the final two games of the series.
McCutchen went 1-for-2 with three walks and a run scored Sunday against Kansas City.
McCutchen was on base four times in the series finale, and he managed to score the go-ahead run in the fifth. The 32-year-old outfielder has been struggling so far this season through 38 games (.238/.370/.399 slash line), but Sunday's performance could be a sign that he's beginning to see the ball much better at the dish.
McCutchen is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Cardinals, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
McCutchen will retreat to the bench for what appears to be a regular day off after starting the first 35 games of the season for the Phillies. The veteran outfielder is in a bit of a slump over his last 15 games, hitting .211/.318/.281 with a homer, three RBI and a stolen base over that stretch. Nick Williams draws the start in left field in place of McCutchen on Wednesday, hitting seventh.
McCutchen went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs in an 8-5 victory over the Rockies on Saturday.
The .267 batting average isn't anything special, but McCutchen is putting together a solid start in every other category. Behind 10 extra-base hits -- including four homers -- and 18 walks, he owns a .929 OPS. McCutchen has also already scored 19 runs and has nine RBI out of the leadoff spot. Better yet, McCutchen always seems to get better as the season goes, which at least in theory, gives him a solid chance of posting his best offensive numbers since 2015.
McCutchen (knee) is leading off and playing left field Saturday against the Rockies.
McCutchen left Friday's game with left knee inflammation but won't wind up missing any time. He's started every single game for the Phillies this season.
McCutchen exited Friday night's game against the Rockies due to left knee inflammation, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
McCutchen appears to have avoided a significant injury, although he may need a couple of days off before returning to the lineup. He'll likely get checked out upon arriving at the ballpark Saturday to determine his availability moving forward.
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