Thearon W. Henderson/Getty ImagesAfter spending the first 12 years of his professional career with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization http://www.dodgersfanproshop.com/authentic-mark-lowe-jersey , Andrew McCutchen could be on the move for the second time in 2018.Jon Paul Morosi of MLB.com reported the New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians and Philadelphia Phillies have all called the San Francisco Giants about the veteran outfielder prior to Tuesday's 4 p.m. ET non-waiver trade deadline.San FranciscoacquiredMcCutchenin January as it looked to upgrade its outfield and pull off more even-year magic. Instead, injuries have made it tough for the Giants to contend, as they find themselves at the .500 mark (54-54). They lost six of their first eight games coming out of the All-Star break鈥攖his after ending the first half on a two-game losing streak.Despite a slow start and recent struggles, San Francisco remains 5.5 games back of first place in the National League West and five games back in the wild-card race.Now, they must decide whether to try to make a run at the playoffs or move veteran players as they look toward the future. If they sell, McCutchen could be a hot name.The 2013 NL MVP may no longer be the player he once was, but he can still produce at the plate. He is hitting .258/.352/.407 with 10 home runs, 24 doubles, two triples and 43 RBI in his first year in the Bay Area. ATT Park is far from a hitter's paradise, and he has hit just three dingers at home in 52 games this season.The 31-year-old is no longer a Gold Glove-caliber center fielder and is best suited for a corner outfield position. PerFanGraphs, he ranks 11th (zero) among all right fielders in defensive runs saved.New York is in need of outfield depth. Aaron Judge is expected to miss three weeks because of a fractured wrist after recently getting hit by a pitch, and Clint Frazier (concussion) and Jacoby Ellsbury (hip) are also on the disabled list. As a result, Giancarlo Stanton will likely see more time in right if the Yankees can't add depth.Cleveland is in need of outfield help as well Kenta Maeda Jersey , although journeyman Melky Cabrera (.273 average in 26 games) has come on strong with a .400 average in nine July contests. Philadelphia has been adding veterans (Carlos Santana, Jake Arrieta and Asdrubal Cabrera) toone of the youngest rosters in baseballsince the offseason as it looks to end a six-year playoff drought.McCutchen likely won't kick off a major bidding war the way he once would have, but as he's set for free agency this winter, the Giants may look to get a deadline return. CLEVELAND — Josh Donaldson is the newest member of the Cleveland Indians and has joined his team but it does not mean the third baseman is ready to play.Donaldson is not expected to play Sunday afternoon as Cleveland hosts the Tampa Bay Rays in the final contest of a three-game series.Donaldson, who was acquired Friday night in a trade with Toronto, is in uniform, but is not expected to play immediately. Donaldson hasn’t played in a major league game since May 28 because of a strained calf.Article continues below ...Once Donaldson is ready to play, manager Terry Francona said Donaldson will be the Indians new third baseman. Jose Ramirez will move from third base to second base, and second baseman Jason Kipnis will move to center field, where he will compete for playing time with Greg Allen.For now, Ramirez remains at third and Kipnis at second. Ramirez has emerged as a strong candidate in the MVP race. Only one player in American League history, Ty Cobb in 1909, has led the league in home runs and stolen bases in the same year, and Ramirez has a chance to do it in 2018.Ramirez is second in the league in stolen bases with 29 Matt Kemp Jersey , one behind Seattle’s Dee Gordon, and is third in the AL in home runs with 37, two behind co-leaders Boston’s J.D. Martinez and Oakland’s Khris Davis.“He’s grown into his power without sacrificing speed. You don’t see that very often,” Francona said of Ramirez. “All the big things he does, he does the little things, too.”The Indians’ starter Sunday will be right-hander Carlos Carrasco (16-7, 3.38), who ranks in the top 10 in the American League in ERA, fewest walks per nine innings (1.8), strikeouts and strikeouts per nine innings (10.4).In his last start, Carrasco was the winning pitcher in an 8-1 Cleveland victory over Minnesota. In that game Carrasco pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings on four hits, with 11 strikeouts and two walks. In his last 11 starts Carrasco is 8-2 with a 2.13 ERA.Sunday will be Carrasco’s first start against Tampa Bay since Aug. 11, 2017, when he was the winning pitcher in a 5-0 victory. Carrasco pitched eight scoreless innings in that game Rich Hill Jersey , allowing two hits, with 10 strikeouts and two walks. In nine career appearances against the Rays Carrasco is 4-3 with a 2.77 ERA.With the expanded September rosters, the Indians Saturday activated outfielder Rajai Davis from the 10-day disabled list. Cleveland also recalled catcher Eric Haase from Triple-A Columbus and selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Jon Edwards from Columbus. On Sunday, the Indians are expected to activate reliever Neil Ramirez off the disabled list.Tampa Bay has activated left-hander Vidal Nuno from the disabled list and recalled right-hander Jaime Schultz from Triple-A Durham.Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier was removed from Saturday’s game in the seventh inning because of back spasms, but is expected to play Sunday.Tampa Bay’s Sunday starter will be reliever Diego Castillo (3-2, 3.73). Castillo has appeared in 33 games this year, 30 in relief and three as a starter.As a reliever he is 3-2 with a 3.53 ERA. In his three starts he has a 5.06 ERA and no decisions. In those starts he has pitched a total of 5 1/3 innings, allowing three runs and six hits, with six strikeouts and no walks.Castillo’s last start came Aug. 29, an 8-5 Rays win over Atlanta in which he pitched two innings, giving up three runs and three hits, with two strikeouts and no walks.Sunday will be Castillo’s first appearance against Cleveland.
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