Andrew McCutchen is proving that marketable baseball stars can still exist in Pittsburgh, after all.
The Pirates starting center fielder, who is coming off a season where he finished third in the major leagues in batting average (.327), has signed an endorsement deal with Georgia-based EvoShield. McCutchen was first introduced to the product back in 2009, as a rookie,
"I was wearing another, heavier shin guard at the time, and it broke, so the training staff introduced me to the EvoShield leg guard," McCutchen recalls. "I tried it out and instantly fell in love with it. It's light, durable, and I cannot even tell I'm wearing it while I'm playing."
EvoShield, which is known for its "gel-to-shell" fitting process that allows users to mold the equipment to custom fit their bodies, can be found in every major league clubhouse, and among some NFL standouts including Drew Brees, Robert Griffin III and Arian Foster.
"I'm very proud to ...