The Philadelphia Phillies have reportedly agreed to terms of a contract that brings on outfielder Andrew McCutchen. The deal is structured to be three years for a total of $50 million for the Phillies. Matt Gelb broke the news first, supplemented by Jon Heyman who followed with the details.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 11, 2018
Cutch gets 50M for 3
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 11, 2018
McCutchen spent his 2018 season with the San Francisco Giants until he was traded to the New York Yankees at the trade deadline last year. McCutchen had a slash line of .255/.368/.424 in the entire 2018 season, he also hit 20 home runs and drove in 65 RBI’s over the course of the season. McCutchen is going to provide incredible depth for the Phillies and help them strengthen their outfield while continuing to be able to pursue other trades and free agents to piece together the best team they can.
For the Phillies, this furthers their attempts to be able to pursue more free agents as well as consider moving a younger outfielder. The idea the Phillies have is that they could move a younger outfielder and make that sacrifice which will be supplemented by McCutchen’s output for the Phillies.