Pirates outfielder McCutchen reinjures ribcage

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen flips the bat after drawing a walk against the...

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen flips the bat after drawing a walk against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field in Phoenix, Aug. 3, 2014. (CHRISTIAN PETERSEN/Getty Images/AFP)

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PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh Pirates centre fielder Andrew McCutchen was removed from Tuesday’s game after five innings because of discomfort in his left ribcage.

McCutchen was on the disabled list from Aug. 4-18 with a fracture in his lower left ribcage, and he appeared to aggravate the injury in the third inning when he leaped to catch a long fly ball by St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter for the last out.

McCutchen batted twice after that, striking out in the third and flying out to right field in the fifth, before exiting.

Last year’s National League MVP, McCutchen is hitting .307 with 20 home runs and 17 stolen bases in 116 games this season.


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