The 2023 MLB trade deadline will surely be a busy time, as always. Last summer, Juan Soto was the biggest name to get traded at the deadline as the San Diego Padres landed the young superstar. This year, all of the buzz is surrounding Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani, and if he's moved, it will take a massive trade package. However, one other veteran has popped up, and it is Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen, who recorded his 2,000th hit recently.
It remains to be seen if the Pirates really trade away McCutchen or not, who returned to Pittsburgh with fans hoping he finishes his storied MLB career in the black and yellow. On the year, McCutchen is hitting .271 with nine home runs and 24 RBI and 34 runs scored. He has played 66 games after playing in 134 last season with the Milwaukee Brewers. So, he has still been able to produce, although Pirates fans might not be too thrilled if they trade away the fan favorite.
Nonetheless, if he is dealt, here are a few teams who could make a run at the former All-Star.
This is the most obvious choice, especially with the reports that surfaced. McCutchen played for Rangers manager Bruce Bochy during his time with the San Francisco Giants, and playing for him again would be an easy decision.