He wasn’t in the clubhouse when media had access. He wasn’t on the field during warm-ups and batting practice.
He was on waivers.
The game ended with McCutchen in the on-deck circle, bat in hand and helmet on head, awaiting a pinch-hitting chance that never came.
That may never come.
McCutchen’s situation is a bittersweet one, whatever the resolution may be. I had a hard time enjoying the game, as the whole time I was thinking about how I may not seen McCutchen in a Giants jersey ever again.