Phillies agree to 3-year deal with Andrew McCutchen


Updated: Wednesday, 8:40 p.m.

LAS VEGAS — The Phillies have agreed to a three-year, $50 million contract with free-agent outfielder Andrew McCutchen.

The Phillies hold a club option for a fourth year.

General manager Matt Klentak has acknowledged a desire to upgrade the outfield and much attention has been focused on free agents Bryce Harper and Michael Brantley.

The Phillies appear to be only lukewarm on Harper — from the megastar free-agent category, they prefer infielder Manny Machado.

McCutchen is added to an outfield mix that includes Roman Quinn, Odubel Herrera, Nick Williams and Aaron Altherr.

"It's still very viable that we can and will add an additional outfielder," Klentak said Monday. "The guys that we have there right now have demonstrated with their talent or their production that every one of them is probably a candidate for regular reps in certain circumstances. But I do think outfield is an area where we could add."

McCutchen is 32. He won the National League MVP award with Pittsburgh in 2013 and picked up a Gold Glove in the outfield in 2012.

McCutchen spent most of last season with the San Francisco Giants. He was traded to the New York Yankees late in the season and hit .253 with a .892 OPS in 25 games. For the season, he hit .255 with 20 home runs and a .792 OPS.

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