By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Philadelphia Phillies suffered a major blow on Tuesday. Following an MRI, it has confirmed that Andrew McCutchen has been lost for the rest of the season with a torn ACL.
McCutchen was injured on Monday night against the San Diego Padres. The team called up prospect Adam Halsey to replace him.
The injury happened one after the Phillies acquired Jay Bruce in a trade with the Seattle Mariners. Now, they are going to have to rely on Bruce more to provide a power bat after originally acquiring him for a bench role.
The Phillies are without two starting outfielders. Besides McCutchen, the team is without centerfielder Odúbel Herrera, who is on the MLB suspended list.
Herrera allegedly attacked his girlfriend on Memorial Day in Atlantic City in a domestic violence incident. He will be out until at least mid-June until MLB makes their ruling on his future.
Speaking of future, the Phillies also have to make a decision on what they’re going to do with him. The odds are they may just cut ties with the player, who is making more than $5 million this season.
The 32-year-old Fort Meade, Florida native is in his first-year with the Phillies. He signed a three-year, $50 million deal in the off-season.
He had a .256 batting average with 10 home runs and 29 RBIs in 59 games this season. He also had 12 doubles and one triple on 56 hits, while scoring 45 runs.