Pirate Captain’ Andrew McCutcheon (37) returns to his former team, the Pittsburgh Pirates.
MLB.com reported on the 14th (Korean time), “Pittsburgh has agreed to a one-year, $5 million (about 6.2 billion won) contract with McCutcheon.”
There was no official announcement from the Pittsburgh club, but McKuttian hinted at his return to Pittsburgh by posting a picture of himself wearing a Pittsburgh uniform and holding his two sons on his social network service (SNS).
McCutcheon, who joined Pittsburgh in 2005, has been a franchise star for the team.
Mekke Chen, who made his big league debut in 2009, showed his best performance before being traded to the San Francisco Giants in 2018.
He was selected as an All-Star for five consecutive years from 2011 to 2015, and won the Silver Slugger Award given to the best batter by position from 2012 to 2015.
In 2013, he led Pittsburgh to the postseason for the first time in 21 years with a batting average of .317, 21 homers, 84 RBI, 27 stolen bases and 97 points. That year, the National League Most Valuable Player (MVP) also went to McCutcheon.
In 2015 and 2016, McCutcheon ate one pot meal with Kang Jeong-ho (retired), and is familiar to domestic baseball fans.
However, Pittsburgh, a small market club, used McCutcheon as a trade card while promoting a rebuilding process. He was traded to San Francisco ahead of the 2018 season, and moved to the New York Yankees again in August of that year. 메이저놀이터
McCutcheon, who became a free agent after the 2018 season, signed a three-year, $50 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies.
McCutcheon, who played three seasons in Philadelphia, became a free agent again after the 2021 season and signed a contract with the Milwaukee Brewers.
McCutcheon, who went through many clubs, returned to his former team after five years.
McCutcheon also continues his relationship with a Korean major leaguer. Following Kang Jung-ho, he will play alongside Choi Ji-man and Bae Ji-hwan.
MLB.com predicted, “McCutcheon will play as a designated hitter and corner outfielder in Pittsburgh,” and “McCutcheon will also serve as a mentor for young players, along with recently joined veterans such as Choi Ji-man, Rich Hill, and Carlos Santana.” .