San Francisco Giants trade Andrew McCutchen to the New York Yankees

Didi Gregorius signs autographs for fans during the series against the Orioles this past weekend

In New York, McCutchen will be reunited with longtime Pittsburgh teammate Neil Walker, where both will have a chance to win a first World Series championship.

The veteran outfielder was traded from the San Francisco Giants to the Yankees on Thursday, and while he's excited about the prospect of playing in the playoffs with NY, he does have one very unique concern.

He was the 2013 National League MVP with the Pirates and has been named to five All-Star teams.

The New York Post's Joel Sherman first reported the deal was close to completion and that infield prospect Abiatal Avelino would be part of the return for San Francisco.

McCutchen was originally selected by the Pirates in the first round (11th overall) in the 2005 First-Year Player Draft.

Thus, with Aaron Judge ailing and Giancarlo Stanton in danger of being overworked, the team agreed to a deal to acquire Andrew McCutchen from the Giants.

The Yankees were said to be seeking outfield upgrades ahead of the July 31 non-waiver deadline but were unable to make any big additions.

In 130 games with San Francisco, McCutchen hit.255 with 15 home runs, 55 RBIs and 13 stolen bases.

McCutchen is in the middle of the final season of a six-year, $51.5 million contract he signed in March of 2012, a deal that turned into a bargain as he became a star and powered Pittsburgh's turnaround. Avelino, a 23-year-old Dominican, was batting a combined.287 with 15 homers, 66 RBI and 25 steals this season with the Yankees' Class AAA and Class AA.

The 31-year-old McCutchen has been the Giants' regular right fielder.

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