Phillies’ McCutchen Done for Rest of Season with Torn ACL
The bad news got worse the the Phillies regarding leftfielder Andrew McCutchen. The team announced today that McCutchen suffered a season ending ACL injury to his left knee during a rundown on Monday night in San Diego and will miss the rest of the season.
The news comes at an awful time for the Phillies, with the team already down one starting outfielder, with Odubel Herrera on administrative leave.
Its also a major blow to the Phillies offense, as McCutchen, the teams lead-off hitter, was leading all National League hitters in walks (43) and had an .834 OPS with 10 home runs, 29 RBI, and 45 runs scored through 59 games this season.
Top outfield prospect Adam Haseley is getting the call from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to replace McCutchen on the roster, and is in the starting lineup tonight in San Diego. Expect him to split time in centerfield with Scott Kingery with newly acquired Jay Bruce getting more reps than anticipated in leftfield.