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Steel McCutchen, son of Pirates center fielder, born Monday

Matthew Medsger
| Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, 8:33 p.m.
Andrew McCutchen and baby Steel.
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Andrew McCutchen and baby Steel.

Andrew McCutchen, the Steel City's star slugger and center fielder, and his wife, Maria Hanslovan, have a new baby and they named him Steel.

The Pittsburgh Pirates family got a little larger on Monday, when McCutchen took to Twitter to announce the birth of his new son, Steel Stefan McCutchen, who came into the world weighing just under 9 pounds and with a full head of hair.

Steel was born at 3:21 a.m., weighing in at 8 lbs., 15 oz.

The McCutchens announced the pregnancy and revealed the baby was a boy this summer.

Naming Steel after the city where his father plays ball may have seemed like a better idea to McCutchen as of Friday, when the Pirates picked up his $14.75 million contract option for 2018.

The Pirates could have bought out the option for $1 million, which would have made McCutchen a free agent.

However, there remains a possibility that McCutchen could be traded before the start of next season. The winter meetings, MLB's annual offseason trade and free agency bazaar, will be held Dec. 11-14 in Orlando.

Staff writer Rob Biertempfel contributed. Matthew Medsger is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-226-4675, mmedsger@tribweb.com, or on Twitter @matthew_medsger.

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