With Aaron Judge still nursing a wrist injury and the Yankees coming off a demoralizing loss to the Detroit Tigers, Brian Cashman is ready to add reinforcements.
The clock is ticking for contenders to make a trade, and the Bronx Bombers have decided to bring in a former MVP to regain momentum. According to Buster Olney, New York is acquiring Andrew McCutchen from the San Francisco Giants.
Yankees get McCutchen: source— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) August 31, 2018
McCutchen is out of his prime, but the 31-year-old outfielder is still hitting .255 with 15 homers, which is a significant upgrade over Shane Robinson and even Brett Gardner. After all, the five-time All-Star has tons of experience in big moments.
Instead of waiting for Judge to return to the diamond, management is finally coming to their senses.
As for compensation, the Giants are likely to receive two prospects from the Yankees, including Abital Avelino.
Following two awful losses at home, the Yankees might have found the perfect medicine for their recent struggles in adding McCutchen.