Steel McCutchen, son of Pirates center fielder, born Monday
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 Stefan McCutchen born 11/27/17 at 3:21 AM. 8lbs 15oz. I am so thankful for a healthy baby… https://t.co/fZpNejzEHe— andrew mccutchen (@TheCUTCH22) November 29, 2017
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.
Steel Stefan McCutchen born 11/27/17 at 3:21 AM. 8lbs 15oz. I am so thankful for a healthy baby and wife. Watching my wife go thru this journey has made me appreciate,respect and love her even more than I already do. She literally is Superwoman in my eyes. Now, here lays my son. Seeing you for the first time is something I cannot put into words. I am already a proud daddy! Thank you God for giving me the gift of a baby boy!Okay I gotta go and stare at him some more☺️
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, email@example.com, or on Twitter @matthew_medsger.