Pittsburgh Pirates centerfielder Andrew McCutchen was in the team’s lineup on Sunday, one day after he was forced out of a game by a pitch that struck his elbow.
Atlanta Braves righthander Julio Teheran hit McCutchen in the left elbow with a fastball during the first inning of Saturday’s game at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. McCutchen was not wearing protective gear and left for the dugout. X-rays on the elbow were negative and the Pirates said the four-time All-Star would be reevaluated on Sunday.
Over his seven major-league seasons, McCutchen has been hit by 48 pitches.
McCutchen was back in centerfield and batting third as usual for Sunday’s game. The Pirates won the first two games of the series on Friday and Saturday.
In 72 games this season, McCutchen is batting .295 with nine home runs, 44 RBIs and an .875 OPS.
Before Sunday’s game, McCutchen appeared to poke fun at himself on Twitter once he was listed on the lineup.
- Mike Fiammetta