Yankees get McCutchen in deal with Giants

The New York Yankees finalized a trade with the San Francisco Giants for outfielder Andrew McCutchen.

The Yankees announced Friday that they'll send two prospects to the Giants to complete the deal: Triple-A shortstop Abiatal Avelino and Single-A RHP Juan De Paula.

With the trade done before the end of Friday, McCutchen will be eligible for the Yankees' postseason roster.

McCutchen, the 2013 National League MVP, is a free agent at the end of the season. He was owed $14.75 million this season, with roughly $2.5 million of that remaining to be paid. The Yankees received cash considerations in the deal.

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The 31-year-old was acquired by the Giants from the Pittsburgh Pirates during the offseason and has hit .255 with 15 home runs, 55 RBIs and 13 stolen bases in 130 games this year. He spent the first nine years of his major league career with the Pirates, rebuilding his value with a 2017 campaign that saw him hit .279 with 28 home runs and 88 RBIs.

McCutchen was a five-time All-Star from 2011-15 and won the MVP when he batted .317 with 21 homers, 84 RBIs and 27 steals in 2013. He finished third in the vote in 2012 and '14 and fifth in '15.

McCutchen came into the league as a center fielder, though he has exclusively played right field this season.

The Yankees were said to be seeking outfield upgrades ahead of the July 31 non-waiver deadline but were unable to make any big additions. The team's depth at the position has been tested with Aaron Judge on the disabled list since July 27 with a chip fracture in his right wrist.

McCutchen could also help give Giancarlo Stanton a rest, as the slugger has played in 83 straight games.

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PITTSBURGH - JUNE 24: Outfielder Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates looks on from the dugout during a game against the Cleveland Indians at PNC Park on June 24, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Pirates defeated the Indians 10-6. (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images)
PHOENIX - JULY 23: Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates waits to bat against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the major league baseball game at Chase Field on July 23, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks defeated the Pirates 11-4. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH - AUGUST 23: Outfielder Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates runs the bases during a Major League Baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park on August 23, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Reds defeated the Pirates 4-1. (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 25: Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates being congratulated by the dugout during the game against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on June 25, 2010 in Oakland, California. The Athletics defeated the Pirates 14-4. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JULY 09: Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates waves to the crowd for a curtain call after being named to the NL All-Star team during the game against the Chicago Cubson July 9, 2011 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 14: Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates bats against the San Francisco Giantss at AT&T Park on April 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 09: National League All-Star Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates at bat in the first round during the State Farm Home Run Derby at Kauffman Stadium on July 9, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 10: National League All-Stars Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Michael Bourn #24 of the Atlanta Braves pose for a photo during batting practice before the 83rd MLB All-Star Game at Kauffman Stadium against the American League on Tuesday July 10, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Kyle Rivas/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 09: Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 9, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 04: Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates is unable to make a catch on a ball hit by Matt Adams #53 of the St. Louis Cardinals in the ninth inning during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 4, 2013 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 01: Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrates after defeating the Cincinnati Reds 6-2 in the National League Wild Card game at PNC Park October 1, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 31: Former Pirate MVPs Dick Groat and Barry Bonds stand with 2013 National League MVP Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates during Opening Day at PNC Park on March 31, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 23: Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrates clinching a National League playoff spot after their 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on September 23, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 28: Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates looks on during warmups prior to the game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field on December 28, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 13: Neil Walker #18 and Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates pose for a photo with their 2014 Hillerich & Bradsby Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Awards prior to the Opening Day game against the Detroit Tigers at PNC Park on April 13, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Pirates defeated the Tigers 5-4. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 2: Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates can't make a catch on a ball hit by Adam Duvall #23 of the Cincinnati Reds (not pictured) during the third inning on October 2, 2015 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - SEPTEMBER 03: Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates during warm-ups before a game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on September 3, 2015 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jeff Haynes/Getty Images)
10 September 2015: Pittsburgh Pirates Center field Andrew McCutchen (22) during the game between the Milwauwkee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Photo by Mark Alberti/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images)
29 August 2015: Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen (22) on deck during the third inning in the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 victory against the Colorado Rockies at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 07: Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates steps onto the field prior to the National League Wild Card game against the Chicago Cubs at PNC Park on October 7, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates speaks to the media after being presented with the 2015 Roberto Clemente Award prior to Game Three of the 2015 World Series between the New York Mets and the Kansas City Royals at Citi Field on October 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 25: Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates slides into home during the game against the Washington Nationals at PNC Park on September 25, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - AUGUST 24: Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates tosses a ball to a fan during the game against the Houston Astros at PNC Park on August 24, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - SEPTEMBER 21: Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrates with teammates after a first inning home run against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on September 21, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Following a loss to the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night, the Yankees are 84-50 and 8 1/2 games back of the Boston Red Sox in the American League East. New York holds a 4 1/2-game lead over the Oakland Athletics for the No. 1 wild card in the AL.

Avelino, 23, has hit .287 with 15 home runs, 66 RBIs and 25 stolen bases between Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season.

De Paula, 20, was acquired by the Yankees in a 2016 trade with the Seattle Mariners. He went 2-2 with a 1.71 ERA in 10 appearances at Single-A Staten Island this season, making nine starts.

--Field Level Media

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