Andrew McCutchen left Friday night's game against the Toronto Blue Jays early after grabbing at his knee while taking a lead at second base in the third inning. McCutchen hit an RBI double, then while taking his lead, he made a move back towards the bag and grabbed his left knee. He limped off the field and was replaced on the bases by Starling Marte. No word yet on the severity, but we will post an update when one is available.
UPDATE: 9:18 PM: The Pirates announced that McCutchen left due to left patella-femoral discomfort. His status is day-to-day at this point.
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