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ATLANTA -- Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle is sitting Andrew McCutchen for three straight days. Marcus Maye Jets Jersey .McCutchen, the 2013 NL MVP, says hes OK with the decision even if he doesnt agree with it. The outfielder sat out Pittsburghs victory Tuesday night over Atlanta and will not be in the lineup the next two nights because of a season-long slump.I have to first address myself before I can think about addressing anything else, McCutchen told The Associated Press. I know if I was going out and playing the best ball that I know I can play that I wouldnt be in this position.They wouldnt be in the position of having to make those decisions, either.McCutchen, a five-time All-Star and four-time Silver Slugger, hit .298 in his first seven seasons with Pittsburgh. In 97 games this year, he has a .241 average and is on pace for a career high in strikeouts.After watching McCutchen go 1-for-12 in a three-game series last weekend at Milwaukee, Hurdle called McCutchen into his office Sunday to tell him that he would not be in the lineup for a three-game series against the Braves.Hes tried a lot of things, Hurdle said in his pregame talk with reporters. This mans fought, shown up, done early work, late work, side work, video work. In situations like this where Ive seen it happen with good players, you just unplug em. The managers got to do it. Im just asking him to sign off on it.He obviously has a lot of fight in him and wants to continue. But its like hitting refresh button.Unless a game against the Braves goes extra innings, Hurdle wants to give McCutchen four straight days of rest. The Pirates were off Monday.Thats the tough pill to swallow for me personally, McCutchen told The AP. Wanting to be in the lineup and them feeling that this would be a good time for me to unwind, to chill, to get my head right -- the competitive side of me is like, No, Im good. Im fine. Im going to perform and do my job.Theyre like, For your own sake, this is what we feel.Matt Joyce was in left field for the second straight night. Starling Marte was in center field, Gregory Polanco in right.McCutchen says it was tough accepting the trades that shipped out Francisco Liriano, Pittsburghs Opening Day starter, to Toronto for Drew Hutchison and closer Mark Melancon to Washington for Felipe Rivero and a prospect.The Pirates began Wednesday three games out in the NL wild-card standings. Theyve been to the playoffs the past three years, so McCutchen didnt necessarily want to make big roster changes at the trade deadline.Youre going to feel one way about certain things because you have teammates, you have friends and you hate to lose anybody, he said. Hate to see anybody go. Those are your brothers.McCutchen insisted that he trusts the Pirates front office to keep the club competitive.Understanding the business, understanding that we do have -- performing -- and they have a job as well, he said. Thats the main thing, to give us the team to produce. Just as its hard for us to understand what they do, Im sure its vice versa with them.Hurdle hopes McCutchen will benefit from the time off. He plans to put him back in the lineup Friday at home against Cincinnati.I dont know what it feels like to have the résumé he has and go through the challenges hes had this year, Hurdle said. What I shared with him is, I want to look you in the eyes and do what I can do just to help you out. Not to make it easier, not to make it softer. I cant do that. But lets [do] this because we have tried just about everything else. Jamal Adams Jets Jersey . The 43-year-old closer, in his 19th and final big league season, has said hed like to play the outfield. Yankees manager Joe Girardi says hes thinking about allowing Rivera to do it this weekend, when the Yankees finish their season with a three-game series at the Houston Astros. Marcus Maye Jersey.  After dropping their final six games of December, the Wild opened the new calendar year with four consecutive wins. Following a loss to Colorado on Saturday, Minnesota rebounded the following night to blank Nashville 4-0, but then had the tables turned on them Tuesday. .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. PALM BEACH, Fla. -- As the primary target of opponents over his Hall of Fame career, Wayne Gretzky can certainly empathize with the frustration of Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid.McDavid and Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Brandon Manning jostled all evening long during a 6-5 Edmonton loss Thursday. Afterward, McDavid denounced the tactics of his opponent, claiming Manning intentionally injured him last season. McDavid missed 37 games last winter with a broken collarbone.I guess we can put the whole if he did it thing to rest because what he said out there kind of confirmed that, said McDavid, who taunted Manning after scoring the second goal in the Oilers loss.Gretzky didnt mind seeing that fire from McDavid, saying competitiveness is part of what makes the great ones great. Gretzky also said the targeting comes with the territory of being a superstar. It was something he and Mario Lemieux dealt with, too. Jamal Adams Womens Jersey. Connor, hes going to get tested every night, but this is not new for him, Gretzky said Friday at the NHL board of governors meetings. Hes been tested since he was a kid and then playing junior hockey and now in the NHL, and hes always responded and done his part.Manning, for his part, said he didnt target McDavid.?I think anybody who knows me, or who has played with or against me along the road here, knows that I am not that kind of player, Manning said, according to a statement released by the Flyers. I am not out there intentionally trying to hurt people. Im a guy who plays the game hard and I take pride in that.The Associated Press contributed to this report.?Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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