Heyman | Athletics to acquire Stephen Piscotty

St. Louis Cardinals' Stephen Piscotty gets hit with a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Phoenix. Piscotty was traded by the St. Louis Cardinals to the Oakland At

Ozuna trade to Cardinals could help A's land outfielder they covet

The St. Louis Dispatch mentioned Wednesday morning the idea of that trade possibly facilitating a Piscotty deal to Oakland.

The Oakland Athletics have added a piece to their outfield depth in the form of Stephen Piscotty. Munoz primarily is a shortstop but bounced all around the infield last season.

Piscotty's mother, Gretchen, was diagnosed with ALS in early May, and Mike Matheny gave time for Piscotty to go home in Pleasanton, California to spend time with his mother once he found out about the heart-breaking news. "When you are looking at how to break a tie, clearly that did play into it".

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The Cardinals are set to receive a pair of minor league players in return.

Schrock, 23, hit.321/.379/.422 with an.801 OPS while playing second base.

Piscotty impressed out of the gates and slashed.305/.359/.494 with seven home runs in 63 games in 2015, his first major league action. The versatility will allow taht to happen when an opportunity presents itself. Reports also say St. Louis will send an outfielder and more pitching to Miami. You can move him around.

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Piscotty, 26, attended college at Stanford University, which is only about a 45 minute drive up I-280 from the Oakland Coliseum - home of the A's.

In 2017, Piscotty had 80 hits with 9 home runs and 39 RBI, with a.235 average over 341 plate appearances.

Piscotty's career got off to a promising start in St. Louis, earning him a $33.75 million extension before his production dropped significantly during a trying 2017 campaign.

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The Cardinals did need to move an outfielder to clear up the logjam after landing Ozuna, yes, though that was not their only motivation for trading Piscotty.

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