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Four MLB teams that were previously counted out but are still in playoff contention

Miami is now within shouting distance of the Giants, but they’ll have to pass two teams in between them—one of which is the Pittsburgh Pirates.After washing away a drought of 21 consecutive losing seasons, the Bucs are vying for a much more pleasant streak: back-to-back playoff appearances.The chances of this happening—like the season itself—has taken on the effects of a...
Via The Sports Daily
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Baseball Profcast: McCutchen On The Mend

In Episode 117, Professors Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) and Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) recap all the fantasy relevant news from around the league. Submit a question for the guys to answer on tomorrow’s show! Today’s topics include: A discussion on Andrew McCutchen’s health We put to rest Adam’s the Javier Baez for Alex Cobb dynasty league trade Mookie Betts’ promotion...
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Pirates Injury Update: Andrew McCutchen expected back Tuesday

The Pittsburgh Pirates expect to activate center fielder Andrew McCutchen Tuesday afternoon say's Tom Singer and Stephen Pianovich. Tuesday is the first day of eligibility for him to return from the disabled list from his fractured rib suffered on August 2. It is not a guarantee, but it is highly possible.Per Hurdle, #pirates optimistic McCutchen can "rejoin us...
Via MLB Injury News
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Pirates OF McCutchen ready to return when first eligible

  Pirates star Andrew McCutchen expects to come off the disabled list when he is eligible to return on Tuesday. McCutchen pronounced himself ''good to go'' after taking live batting practice Monday. The reigning NL MVP is batting .311 with 17 homers and 67 RBI in 109 games. McCutchen, who has been out with a rib injury, wore padding on his torso while facing a Pirates...
Via AP on Fox
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Pirates Injury Update: Neil Walker, Andrew McCutchen

After a week of waiting to see if his rib would heal, the Pittsburgh Pirates have officially placed center fielder Andrew McCutchen on the disabled list for the first time in his career. However, second baseman Neil Walker will likely not go onto the disabled list with McCutchen now there. Here is the latest update via's Stephen Pianovich. We have placed Andrew McCutchen...
Via MLB Injury News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Injured McCutchen fights pain, time for return

An avulsion fracture involving the costochondral cartilage of the 11th rib. That’s a mouthful. Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen handled the medical jargon well when he announced the injury to the media Tuesday. He even spelled “costochondral” correctly off the top of his head. Being able to spell it doesn’t make Mr. McCutchen an expert. But even so, he might have...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew McCutchen has a fractured rib with cartilage damage

Pirates star Andrew McCutchen was forced to leave Sunday's game with what at the time was believed to be a muscle issue -- possibly his oblique. As it turns out, though, the Pirates released a statement Tuesday saying that McCutchen actually has "an avulsion fracture involving the costochondral cartilage of the left 11th rib." So it's at least possible that this...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Andrew McCutchen expected to hit DL

The Pittsburgh Pirates expect to place center fielder Andrew McCutchen on the 15-day disabled list after he left Sunday's game in the eighth inning following an awkward swing. McCutchen hit a game-tying sacrifice fly but came out holding his left side. The Pirates expect him to miss three to four weeks says Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.#453126942 / gettyimages.comIn...
Via MLB Injury News
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew McCutchen Goes In On D’Backs After Being Plunked

Reigning NL MVP, Andrew McCutchen is about as mild mannered as they get. So when he blasted  the Diamonbacks on Saturday for a retaliation pitch, you know the move had to have been particularly uncalled for. After the D’backs lost Andrew Goldschmidt to a fractured hand in Friday’s game, after Pirates pitcher Ernesto Fieri hit him, the Dbacks waited to extact revenge. The revenge...
Via BlackSportsOnline
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew McCutchen rips D-Backs after he gets plunked

Your browser does not support iframes.Andrew McCutchen was none too pleased about Arizona's decision to intentionally hit him with a retaliation pitch on Saturday.The move to plunk McCutchen came on the heels of Diamondbacks All-Star Paul Goldschmidt suffering a fractured hand on a pitch delivered by Pirates reliever Ernesto Frieri.As the unwritten rule in baseball goes, if one...
Via Bush League Chronicle
17 days ago  |  2 Comments
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