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Giants acquire former MVP Andrew McCutchen in trade with Pirates

Giants acquire former MVP Andrew McCutchen in trade with Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates used the three-day weekend to unload two big names, as the team continues to rebuild. After trading ace pitcher Gerrit Cole to the Astros on Saturday, Pittsburgh sent outfielder Andrew McCutchen to the San Francisco Giants on Monday.

According to the Athletic's Andrew Baggarly, the Giants will send two minor leaguers — outfielder Bryan Reynolds and pitcher Kyle Crick — to Pittsburgh in exchange for the 2013 National League MVP. San Francisco was able to hang onto its top prospects because McCutchen is one year away from free agency, keeping his price down.

The Giants also have been busy this offseason, as they acquired third baseman Evan Longoria from...