Andrew McCutchen is ready to make his Yankees debut as early as possible.
On Saturday, McCutchen will be the Yankees' leadoff hitter after being acquired from the Giants for two prospects and cash considerations, finalized Friday morning.
He is eligible for the postseason given the teams finalized the deal by Friday's deadline, has a .255/.357/.415 batting line with 15 home runs and 55 RBIs this season, his batting average and slugging percentage career lows for the former National League MVP.
"In big situations you want to be the guy," McCutchen said Saturday. "I love those opportunities."
A five-time All-Star, McCutchen has a .288/.377/.481 lifetime batting line with 218 home runs and 780 RBIs in 1,476 games. In the second half this season, McCutchen is hitting .238 with six home runs and 15 RBIs.
The Yankees are still without star outfielder Aaron Judge, who continues to recover from a wrist injury. Clint Frazier remains on the DL with concussion-like symptoms, though he is getting close to a return. Jacoby Ellsbury underwent season-ending hip surgery earlier this month.
In the interim, the Yankees have used Shane Robinson and Neil Walker in right field with Giancarlo Stanton largely seeing time as designated hitter.