Phillies Centerfielder Andrew McCutchen Out For Season With Torn ACL

The Philadelphia Phillies Andrew McCutchen tore his ACL in a rundown and will miss the rest of the season, McCutchen hurt his left knee during Monday night’s game against San Diego and an MRI revealed the injury. “It’s not the news I wanted to hear,” McCutchen said.  

McCutchen drew a leadoff walk in the first inning Monday and Jean Segura followed with a popup that second baseman Ian Kinsler let drop. Kinsler threw to first to get Segura, and McCutchen was hurt as he tried to elude the tag getting back to first.

McCutchen said he hopes to be OK for opening day next season. Manager Gabe Kapler said he didn’t have the date for McCutchen’s surgery. The 32-year-old McCutchen was hitting .256 with 10 home runs, 29 RBIs and an NL-high 43 walks. The 2013 NL MVP was in the first season of a $50 million, three-year contract. McCutchen started 59 of the Phillies’ 60 games this year, batting leadoff in all of them.

Cutch out for season with torn ACL


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