Former Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen is joining the Brew Crew
The Milwaukee Brewers reached an agreement earlier this evening with former Phillies left fielder Andrew McCutchen on a one-year deal.
McCutchen signed a $50 million, three-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies in December 2018. After three productive yet injury plagued seasons in South Philly, the Phillies decided to decline his $15 million club option for the 2022 season, and instead paid him a $3 million buyout.
Over 260 games McCutchen slashed .238/.343/.444 with 47 home runs and 143 RBI. Last year with the Phillies, he slashed .222/.334/.444 with 27 home runs and 80 RBIs.
In Milwaukee, McCutchen joins a strong group of outfielders including Lorenzo Cain, Christian Yelich, and Tyrone Taylor. Between platooning and the implementation of the DH, McCutchen should be able to get more opportunity than the Phillies could offer. His splits against lefties are still strong and he could easily hit 15 home runs in that arcade stadium the Brewers play in.
Thanks for the memories Cutch!