MLB Rumors: New York Mets Interested in Former MVP For Outfield Option

The New York Mets are still on the hunt for a 4th outfielder, and they've been linked in a couple of reports to 14-year veteran (and former NL MVP in 2013) Andrew McCutchen.

'Cutch' is certainly not the player he once was, and there's some question if his 36-year-old body is still able to hold up for a full-time role anymore, but he can still go get it in the outfield corners, as he had 5 Defensive Runs Saved (29th best in MLB) last year in just 434 innings in the outfield.

He batted .237 with a .700 OPS with the Milwaukee Brewers, in 515 at-bats, finishing as essentially a league average hitter with an OPS+ of 99. His lifetime marks are a .277 average with an .838 OPS, but he hasn't approached either of those in over five years.

The Mets' starting outfield is set with Starling Marte, Brandon Nimmo and Mark Canha. If McCutchen is willing to take on a 4th outfielder role, the Mets would be interested.

The Toronto Blue Jays are another team that's been said to have interest, as they, too, are looking for a 4th outfielder who bats from the right side.

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