Yankees to acquire Giants OF McCutchen

Gleyber Torres holds his hand after getting spiked during a play at second base during the Yankees' 4-1 loss Wednesday night

Gleyber Torres holds his hand after getting spiked during a play at second base during the Yankees' 4-1 loss Wednesday night

That's according to multiple reports Thursday evening, several of which claimed that, in return, San Francisco was set to receive minor league infielder Abiatal Avelino and another prospect from NY.

San Francisco Giants center fielder Andrew McCutchen (22) hits an RBI double during the ninth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. WFAN baseball insider Ken Rosenthal reported that the Giants have agreed to pay half of the $2.4 million McCutchen is owed for the rest of this season.

Andrew McCutchen should provide a boost to the New York Yankees' lineup, but the veteran outfielder isn't 100 percent over the moon about joining the Bronx Bombers. He built his way up to the point of one of the game's most impressive players, winning the National League MVP in 2013 and finishing in the top 5 four straight seasons.

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.

As for compensation, the Giants are likely to receive two prospects from the Yankees, including Abital Avelino. The Giants acquired him from the Pirates before the start of the regular season.

McCutchen made it to the majors in 2009 with Pittsburgh, immediately making an impact, hitting.286/.365/.471 with 12 home runs and 22 stolen bases in his rookie year. Judge has yet to begin swinging a bat, and the Yankees, while in comfortable position in the wild-card race, have drifted to eight games back of the Red Sox in the AL East. In 66 games this year, Sanchez has slashed.188/.283/.416 with 14 home runs and 42 RBIs for NY.

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