A year later, Phillies’ Andrew McCutchen feels better and is preparing for everyday role

Andrew McCutchen was spending most of his time a year ago rehabbing on the backfields of the Phillies’ spring-training complex in Clearwater, Fla., working to be ready for the season just 10 months after tearing the ACL in his left knee. “It was checking off as many boxes that needed to check off,” McCutchen said. “Even if I wasn’t 100%, it was good enough.” The three-month delay to the season due to the coronavirus pandemic provided McCutchen more time to get ready, but he still faced live pitching for just three weeks before opening day. He was ready, but it still seemed like a quick return …

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