Pirates drop Andrew McCutchen to sixth in batting order

Mets @ Pirates

Andrew McCutchen batting .203 this season, will return to the starting lineup tonight vs the New York Mets and has been dropped to sixth in the order.

This was a needed move for the Pirates but quite the newsmaker as McCutchen had never occupied a spot lower than cleanup.

Gregory Polanco activated Thursday from the DL, will bat 4th and start in right field.

1. Adam Frazier, LF
2. Josh Harrison, 2B
3. Josh Bell, 1B
4. Gregory Polanco, RF
5. David Freese, 3B
6. Andrew McCutchen, CF
7. Francisco Cervelli, C
8. Jordy Mercer, SS
9. Chad Kuhl, P

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