Traditionally, veterans give players watches or some sort of expensive gift when another player gives up their number. In this instance, Burnett will be starting a college fund for McCutchen's unborn daughter, who is due in May.
"When a veteran comes in and takes a number, some of the guys usually get something," McCutchen told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "I know he has kids. He asked me what I wanted, I brought that up. Eighteen years from now, we’ll see what the market is."
McCutchen will be wearing No. 25 this year.