The Pittsburgh Pirates have made their second major trade in the last few days, this time sending Andrew McCutchen to the San Francisco Giants, according to Ken Rosenthal.
It's not a surprise that the Pirates ended up trading McCutchen. The Gerrit Cole trade signaled that they wouldn't be contending in 2018, and McCutchen is only under team control for the 2018 season. There were also rumors that they were more open to dealing McCutchen after that trade, and that the Giants were looking to acquire him.
No word yet on the return, but I'll keep this updated throughout the day.
UPDATE 3:54 PM: It looks like Heliot Ramos isn't in the deal.
Also no Tyler Beed...
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