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.

To celebrate the upcoming MLB draft, we’re offering a big subscription discount of 18% off from now through the draft , so that you can follow all of our updates and coverage.To get the discount, use the code MLBDRAFT for an Annual subscription, or MLBDRAFT3 for a Top Prospect Plan.

To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail