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Andrew McCutchen is done for the 2019 season

A torn ACL is the official diagnosis

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at San Diego Padres Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

In news that isn’t totally unexpected, Andrew McCutchen is lost for the season.

McCutchen has been in the midst of a season that at least had him in the conversation for a spot on the All Star team in the very crowded National League outfield, but that will not happen. He and his NL leading .378 on base percentage will have to wait until 2020 to begin again.

The Phillies, which boasted some enviable outfield depth when the season began, are now down to Bryce Harper as one of the original players that they had planned on having. While we can’t assume that Matt Klentak has the gift of Jedi foresight, his recent trade machinations are about to pay dividends.

While we can expect some different combinations to happen in the outfield, it seems that Adam Haseley will begin to get some regular playing time since he is the only player on the 25 man roster who is a natural centerfielder. Gabe Kapler confirmed as much in discussing the injury to McCutchen.

It is not a death knell to the Phillies’ season by any stretch of the imagination, but man did it surely make it a whole lot harder. Players like Harper, Rhys Hoskins and Jean Segura really need to step it up. We’ll have more here at The Good Phight analyzing what comes next for the Phillies in the coming weeks, but for now, let’s all send some positive vibes to ‘Cutch.