PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen was named the National League’s Player of the Week for the second straight week Monday.

‘Cutch went 7-for-12 (.583) from the plate in three games against Milwaukee with three home runs and four RBIs.

He and the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp are the only two NL players to win the award in back-to-back weeks so far this season.

McCutchen leads the majors in batting average with a .371 mark heading into Monday’s game at Colorado.

In other news, outfielder Alex Presley was activated to the big league roster Monday. He started in left field against the Rockies.

Presley had been out since July 3 after sustaining a concussion against Houston. First baseman Matt Hague was optioned to Triple-A Indanapolis.

Chris Gates | Bucs Blog