The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated outfielder Andrew McCutchen from the 15-day disabled list on the first day he was eligible, the team announced Tuesday.

By SI Wire
August 19, 2014

The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated outfielder Andrew McCutchen from the 15-day disabled list on the first day he was eligible, the team announced Tuesday.

McCutchen was placed on the 15-day DL on Aug. 11, retroactive to Aug. 4, with a rib injury.

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The outfielder last played on Aug. 3, when he was forced to exit a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks after experiencing discomfort in his left side.

The reigning National League MVP, McCutchen was hitting .311 with a .947 OPS and 17 home runs before the injury.

The Pirates entered Tuesday at 64-61, 2 games behind the San Francisco Giants for the second NL Wild Card.

- Sarah Barshop and Ben Estes

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