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Andrew McCutchen says he wasn't asked about moving to right field

BRADENTON, Fla. -- For most of his eight seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Andrew McCutchen thought he'd be the one to decide if he needed to move out of center field. But a few weeks ago, when the time arrived to make that move, he learned something shocking:

He didn't have a vote.

When the Pirates abruptly informed him last month that he was about to shift over to right field this season, "it wasn't an 'ask,'" McCutchen said Friday morning, on the first day of what could be his last spring training as a Pirate.