Andrew McCutchen was one of six Brewers to become free agents at seasons end. The 36 year old spent the 2022 season in Milwaukee in which he was rather inconsistent at the plate. He served primarily as the designated hitter, but he did play in the outfield as well. It is possible that the Brewer bring him back for 2023, but for now reports are saying that two World Series contenders are interested in him. Those teams are the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angles Dodgers.
Buster Olney reported this news. He also points out that McCutchen is closing in a few milestones. Within reach next season is 2,000 career hits and 300 home runs. Currently, McCutchen is one of only two active players with 200 career home runs and stolen bases. The other player is Mike Trout.
The Dodgers and Rays have interest in former MVP Andrew McCutchen, who is 52 hits away from 2,000 for his career, and 13 homers away from 300.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 6, 2022
Would former Brewer Andrew McCutchen be a good fit on either of these World Series contending teams?
In an article from MLB trade rumors, author Adam Wells indicates that both the Dodgers and Rays have outfield openings. The Dodgers non-tendered Cody Bellinger, who then went on to sign with the Cubs. McCutchen could help provide power to the Rays who finished 2022 with the sixth fewest home runs.
There is an opportunity for McCutchen to be a starter on either one of these teams. He also likely would see time as the designated hitter. It will be interesting to see if he signs with either one of these teams for the 2023 season.