Kyle Crick

Andrew McCutchen eager for challenge of a tough right field

Andrew McCutchen figures San Francisco's AT&T Park outfield is so big, playing right field will make him feel like a center fielder all over again.

Running catches, ricochets off the wall, tricky bounces and all.

And if he can save his legs a little bit from the action in center, he might just steal a few more bases.

The Giants acquired the popular McCutchen from Pittsburgh on Monday, and he will be their new starting right fielder. Manager Bruce Bochy quickly spoke to incumbent Hunter Pence about making the move from right to left.

"I'm looking forward to right field, that's one place people can't pick on me saying my defensive metrics are so...

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