Former Pirate Andrew McCutchen—who was paying off as a great offseason acquisition with 10 home runs, 29 RBIs and an NL-high 43 walks—tore his ACL.
The 32-year-old McCutchen suffered the injury in a rundown and will now miss the rest of the season.
The 2013 NL MVP was in the first season of a $50-million, three-year contract and is in relatively new territory as he had been on the injured list only once before, back in 2014 when he starred for our Pirates.
The injury comes one week after Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera was put on administrative leave by Major League Baseball, a day after his arrest on a charge of assault in a domestic violence case at a casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Herrera's leave has since been extended through June 17. He cannot play until MLB lifts the restriction.
Maybe Phillies manager Gabe Kapler can get some advice from one of the dealers in Atlantic City.
Because he is going to be doing some serious shuffling when it comes to his outfield for the foreseeable future.