Phillies Andrew McCutchen moonwalking his way back
Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen moonwalking is the wholesome content we need.
It’s been about four months since Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen underwent surgery to repair his torn ACL.
Philadelphia hopes to have their leadoff man and starting left fielder back for opening day in 2020, but until then, McCutchen is rehabbing his surgically-repaired knee.
By all accounts in this video posted Sunday morning by McCutchen on Twitter, that knee is doing just fine. Maybe just as fine as McCutchen’s moonwalking skills.
Yeah, that knee is looking pretty good if McCutchen can push off backwards like that, even if it is on granite tile.
Philadelphia was seven-games above .500 on June 2 before McCutchen tore his ACL in San Diego. They finished the season 48-54 after they lost Cutch, who was hitting .256 with 10 home runs through 59 games in his inaugural season with Philadelphia.
General manager Matt Klentak attempted to fill the void in left field by acquiring Jay Bruce and Corey Dickerson, who held their own before injuries knocked each of them out as well. Bruce is under contract for 2020 and could either come back as a power bat off the bench or be traded to an American League team needing a designated hitter.
Whether or not Dickerson returns is one of the big questions for Philadelphia this offseason after he hit .293 with eight home runs in 34 games after being acquired from Pittsburgh. It’s unlikely Dickerson returns unless the front office moves him or McCutchen into center field in place of the suspended Odubel Herrera.
Dickerson was a solid addition at the trade deadline, but his long-term fit in Philadelphia isn’t as cut and dry as it would be if McCutchen wasn’t healthy enough to return in 2020.