McCutchen OK after getting hit in head
September 30, 2013
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh Pirates centerfielder Andrew McCutchen gave the franchise a brief scare on Monday when a ball hit him in the head during batting practice.
The MVP candidate was shagging fly balls when an unnamed teammate distracted him. McCutchen says when he turned his head a ball off the bat of Jordy Mercer hopped off the ground and caught him around his right ear.
McCutchen walked off the field under his own power and said he should be fine to play in Tuesday night's NL wild-card game against Cincinnati. McCutchen joked he owes the ball an apology after it got the worst end of the collision.
McCutchen declined to identify the teammate who tried to get his attention, claiming with a smile that he's ``no snitch.''
The Associated Press News Service
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved
9-3 L6 Days, 6-2 L8 G-Plays
7-3 L10, 10-5 L15 Over/Unders
+7,906 Net Profits This Year
11-5 +558 L16, 14-7 L21 Picks
18-10 G-Plays, +5,599 This Year
7-2 L9 G-Plays, +2,683 Overall
5-2 L7, 19-8 +1,232 L27 G-Plays
4-2 +201 L6, +2,547 This Season
24-13 L37 Totals, +1,293 Picks TY
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10%
off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20%
off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000
Member Plays each month!