Pirates star McCutchen ditches dreadlocks for charity

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) Andrew McCutchen's trademark dreadlocks won't be heading north with the rest of the Pittsburgh Pirates star.

The 2013 National League Most Valuable Player spent a portion of his team's off day on Wednesday at the mercy of his barber, who clipped off McCutchen's long locks and gave him a decidedly more aerodynamic do heading into the 2014 regular season.

McCutchen posted a video on YouTube saying ''it was time for a new change'' before showing the process. He laughed a bit as he watched them getting snipped one by one. The 28-year-old then had a couple of small designs shaved in and clapped his hands after getting a look at the finished product.

McCutchen says he will auction off the dreadlocks through mlb.com, with all proceeds going to Pirates charities.

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