The Phillies have made a big splash into the free agent market. According to reports, making the first big move during the annual Major League Baseball winter meetings in Las Vegas, the Fighting Phils have signed former New York Yankee outfielder Andrew McCutchen to a three-year, $50 million deal that includes a team option.
The 32-year-old was the No. 11 overall pick in the 2005 MLB draft. He’s is a career .287 hitter to go along with 223 home runs and 790 RBIs. A five-time All-Star and the 2013 National League MVP, McCutchen batted .255 with 20 homers and 65 RBIs in 155 games last season with the San Francisco Giants and New York Yankees.
This is just the beginning of their offseason acquisitions according to the Phillies. They have already traded for Shortstop Jean Segura from the Seattle Mariners. They also plan to pursue Washington Nationals Bryce Harper and the Los Angles Dodger’s Manny Machado.