McCutchen to lead off; start in centerfield
Haven’t ventured down to the clubhouse just yet (no one is likely down there yet), but this much I know… Andrew McCutchen will bat in the leadoff spot today and will start in centerfield.
Nyjer Morgan will shift down to the No. 2 hole, while Freddy Sanchez will take the departed Nate McLouth’s place in the third spot.
Littls surprise that McCutchen is assuming the spot in center, even though GM Neal Huntington would not say on Wednesday night if he’d be in center or left. Groomed as a centerfielder and obviously one of the organization’s premier prospects, that’s where McCutchen would belong.
More to come shortly… including player reaction and the scoop on McCutchen…