Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Andrew McCutchen (right) grabs at his knee after being tagged out by San Diego Padres starting pitcher Eric Lauer

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Andrew McCutchen Has Torn ACL, Out For Season

Phillies manager Gabe Kapler made the announcement before Tuesday night's game at San Diego.

June 04, 2019 - 6:55 pm
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PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) / SAN DIEGO (AP) — On June 4, 2009, Andrew McCutchen made his debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Ten years later, the date will be marked by unfortunate news—he will have to sit out the rest of the season with a torn ACL.

Phillies manager Gabe Kapler made the announcement before Tuesday night's game at San Diego.

Related: Cutch Injures Knee In Run Down, Extent Of Injury Unknown

McCutchen injured his left knee during a rundown Monday and exited the game against the Padres.

The 32-year-old McCutchen was hitting .256 with 10 home runs and 29 RBIs for the NL East leaders. The 2013 NL MVP was in the first season of a $50 million, three-year contract.

Last weekend, the Phillies acquired outfielder Jay Bruce in a trade with Seattle.

McCutchen drew a leadoff walk in the first inning Monday and Jean Segura followed with a popup that second baseman Ian Kinsler let drop. Kinsler threw to first to get Segura, and McCutchen was hurt as he tried to elude the tag getting back to first.

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