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Giants Land Andrew McCutchen In Trade With Pirates

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The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded their most tenured player.

Veteran outfielder and former National League MVP Andrew McCutchen has been traded to the San Francisco Giants, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.

McCutchen, 31, joins the Giants who recently added Evan Longoria from the Tampa Bay Rays.

McCutchen, who spent 9 seasons with the Bucs, is entering the final year of his contract and is slated to make $14.5 million in 2018.

Right-hander Kyle Crick and outfield prospect Bryan Reynolds are heading to Pittsburgh in return. Pittsburgh will pay “a portion” of McCutchen’s salary.

McCutchen batted .279 with 28 home runs and 88 RBIs last season.

McCutchen thanked the city, team and fans on Twitter:

 

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Nationals to Sign Brian Dozier

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The Washington Nationals continue their active offseason by agreeing to a one-year deal with free agent veteran second baseman Brian Dozier.

Dozier, 31, is a highly regarded infielder, but posted a .215/.305/.391 slash line last season splitting time between the Minnesota Twins and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Brewers Sign Yasmani Grandal

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The Milwaukee Brewers have signed free agent catcher Yasmani Grandal to a one-year deal, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.

Grandal had a standing four-year offer from the New York Mets, but opted to land in Milwaukee on a one-year pact.

While Grandal had a nightmare postseason, he still presents a much needed upgrade for the Brewers backstop depth.

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Brewers Sign Jake Petricka

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The Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to terms on a split, major league contract with free agent right hander Jake Petricka, according to The Athletic’s Robert Murray.

Petricka, 30, will hold a spot on the 40-man roster as part of the new deal, which is pending a physical.

Petricka pitched the to tune of a 4.53 ERA over 45 2/3 innings last season with the Toronto Blue Jays.

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