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Andrew McCutchen’s wife, Maria, throws him an All-Star party

Tim Benz
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Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Andrew McCutchen reacts before a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Monday, June 3, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Former Pirate Andrew McCutchen went to the All-Star game five times during his years in Black and Gold.

He hasn’t been back since 2015. And he probably wouldn’t have made it this year either as a member of the Phillies. Even though McCutchen had 10 home runs through June 3, he was hitting just .256.

Any shot McCutchen would’ve had at making the club was cut short when he suffered a knee injury on a fluke play last month.

However, while he is going through rehab at home, McCutchen’s wife, Maria, gave him an All-Star surprise. And the former MVP showed the world via social media.

Among the goods? Cake toppers, a giant “CUTCH,” balloons and some All-Star swag.

That’s a nice gesture by Maria, who clearly understands how much her husband is missing the action in the field.

Tim Benz is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tim at [email protected] or via Twitter. All tweets could be reposted. All emails are subject to publication unless specified otherwise.

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