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Cutch ready to put turbulent offseason in past

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Andrew McCutchen made it clear Friday morning: Moving out of center field was not his preference or his decision, but he has come to accept the position change after a turbulent offseason.

McCutchen addressed the media for more than 15 minutes before the Pirates' first full-squad workout, and he touched on the switch to right field, the offseason full of trade rumors and the lengthy slump he endured in the worst season of his career.

More than anything, McCutchen is ready to move on from all of it.

"Looking forward to just getting out on the field and playing.