"We try to keep our lives as private as possible. But our lives aren't private at all," McCutchen said before Friday's game at PNC Park. "It's no surprise. People know what I make.
"Am I mad? I don't like that my personal information is out there, but I guess next time I'll make sure that I have my stub on me and it's not in my locker and someone can get a hold of it."
McCutchen was disappointed, albeit not surprised, to see his personal paystub for all the world to see. But he was also able to laugh at some of the online comments relayed to him by his wife.
"Still got paid. That money's in my account," McCutchen said. "Hey, I'm happy. My family's happy, wife's happy, I'm happy. I ain't worried."
It is not known who captured the photo or who initially posted it online. The Pirates are discussing the situation with the Cubs and released the following statement:
"What Andrew earns under the terms of his contract is not a secret. It is, however, disappointing that some individual concluded that it was appropriate to share the specifics publicly."
Adam Berry is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @adamdberry. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.