(KRON) The San Francisco Giants have traded for All-Star outfielder Andrew McCutchen from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
- MLB (@MLB) January 15, 2018
And by baseball reporter Ken Rosenthal:
- Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 15, 2018
The #SFGiants won't lose any draft picks, will hang onto their best prospects, and it will cost them just $14.5 million in acquisition of Andrew McCutchen over Lorenzo Cain and other free agent outfielders
- Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) January 15, 2018
The Pirates will receive Kyle Crick and Bryan Reynolds in exchange.
Well that escalated quickly. Appreciate the @SFGiants and its very large fan base for always staying behind me. Y'all are awesome.
- Kyle Crick (@K_Crick49) January 15, 2018
Outfield Hunter Pence was one of the first Giants to welcome McCutchen to the Bay Area.
- Hunter Pence (@hunterpence) January 15, 2018
This is the second All-Star the Giants have acquired in the offseason.
In mid-December, third baseman Evan Longoria was added to the team.
The Giants' brass realizes adding Longoria to the lineup and an already-talented infield gives San Francisco a far better chance of bouncing back from a surprising last-place season in the NL West.
An offense-producing third baseman the Giants sought this winter, Longoria was traded from Tampa Bay for outfielder Denard Span, star infield prospect Christian Arroyo and two minor league pitchers.
The 32-year-old leaves Tampa Bay as the longest-tenured player in franchise history, after spending 10 of his big league seasons in a Rays uniform. He is the club's leader with 1,435 games, 261 home runs and 892 RBIs. Longoria started all 30 of the Rays' postseason games at third.
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