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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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Clint Hurdle Retires From Managing

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Longtime manager Clint Hurdle, who was recently dismissed as the manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, has announced his retirement from managing.

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Jason Mackey, Hurdle, 62, may be done managing but he has spoken with organizations about front-office possibilities.

Along with the Pirates, Hurdle has managed the Colorado Rockies as well.

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Cardinals Re-Sign Adam Wainwright

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The St. Louis Cardinals have re-signed veteran right hander Adam Wainwright, according to an official team announcement.

Wainwright’s new deal is for one-year, but the value of the deal is not currently known.

Wainwright, 38, pitched to the tune of a 4.19 ERA last season.

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Nationals Interested In Josh Donaldson

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The World Series Champion Washington Nationals are looking to improve their championship roster this offseason and have a certain slugger in mind as they gear up for the winter.

According to MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand, the Nationals are one of six teams showing early interest in free agent Josh Donaldson.

Along with the Nationals, the Texas Rangers, Philadelphia Phillies, and Atlanta Braves are all interested in the veteran third baseman.

Donaldson posted a slash line of .259/.379/.521 with 37 home runs last season for the Braves.

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