Andrew McCutchen injury: Pirates CF scratched with shoulder discomfort

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Pittsburgh has listed its All-Star center fielder as day-to-day.

Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen was a late scratch from Thursday afternoon's lineup because of discomfort in his right shoulder, reports Jenn Mendez of the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette.

Not much is known about the injury at the moment other than that the Pirates are listing him as day-to-day.

McCutchen, 26, has been a beacon of good health in his five seasons with the Bucs. The three-time all-star has never been on the disabled list and has missed a grand total of 13 games due to small bumps and bruises, so fans should be optimistic that his current shoulder woes are nothing serious.

Serious or not, however, the injury comes at a bad time for the Bucs. The club is currently sitting in first place in the NL Central and are just 12 wins shy of securing the franchise's first winning season in more than two decades.

McCutchen's season started out slow, but has really turned around in recent months. He's batting .312/.384/.511 with 16 home runs in 471 plate appearances on the year.

For Thursday's game against the Marlins, Pittsburgh has shifted Starling Marte to center in McCutchen's place and put Alex Presley in the lineup as the left fielder.

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