Found May 20, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
After missing his second-straight game yesterday, Buc Nation had cause for concern.  Their All-Star and perennial MVP candidate is battling a sore right knee.  However, Andrew McCutchen does not have any structural damage in the knee.  It's just sore. Tom Singer of says McCutchen was slated to start yesterday's game, but he reported discomfort in the knee using batting practice.  Preliminary examinations by doctors have shown no real issue there.  The team will likely just play it safe with McCutchen going forward.  The injury happened Friday, and with Monday's off day, McCutchen will get three full days of rest. "There was a small play where I slid home, and came up not feeling right. Something caused an uncomfortable feeling, so I wanted to check everything out. I didn't want to jeopardize the rest of the season. Better safe than sorry. I didn't want to sit out today, it's just something I had to do, but we were able to get a win, so it's OK. And I should be good to go [Tuesday]." McCutchen has been the heart and soul of the Pittsburgh Pirate for a number of years now.  He has been a big part of the team's success - no matter how fleeting that success has been.  He has spent his entire career with the Bucs and is currently signed to a team-freindly deal that will keep him in Pittsburgh through the 2017 season at least. In his career, McCutchen is a .290/.372/.483 hitter.  So far this season, McCutchen is hitting .281/.348/.469 with six home runs.  It's a solid start, but not quite MVP-caliber like his previous two seasons have been.  McCutchen finished third in National League MVP voting last season after hitting .327/.400/.553 and clubbing 31 home runs. Should McCutchen have to miss any more time, the Pirates will be in trouble.  They've had a nice start to the season, but they need their stars to deliver if they are going to keep up in the National League Central.  With the Cardinals and Reds in the same division, Pittsburgh must play its best baseball everyday.  To do so, they need players like McCutchen to lead by example. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?

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