He's owed the remainder of his $14.75 million salary and is a free agent after the season.
While the New York Yankees are not anxious that Aaron Judge won't make it back to the field at all, whether he'll be 100% when the playoffs come around has come into question recently, and on Thursday evening, the Yankees snapped up the best insurance option available, trading for Andrew McCutchen from the San Francisco Giants. The teams have reportedly agreed to split that figure down the middle, meaning San Francisco is sending $1.2 million to the Yankees, according to ESPN's Buster Olney.
The Yankees could use another outfielder and have never been shy about bringing in big names.
Andrew McCutchen should provide a boost to the New York Yankees' lineup, but the veteran outfielder isn't 100 percent over the moon about joining the Bronx Bombers. McCutchen played for the Pirates for nine seasons after they drafted him in 2005.
McCutchen is batting.255 with 15 homers, 55 RBIs and 13 stolen bases in 130 games this season. He played 128 games (127 starts) in right field, committing just 2E in 255TC (.992).
The trade is expected to be completed by Friday, the deadline for players on new teams to be eligible for postseason rosters.
McCutchen, 31, would help a Yankees outfield that's been without slugger Aaron Judge since July 26, when he was hit by a pitch that fractured his right wrist. This season, between Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Avelino hit.287/.333/.446 with 15 home runs and 66 RBI across 501 trips to the plate.