Piscotty went 2-for-4 with an RBI double, another two-bagger and a run in a win over the Orioles on Wednesday. Piscotty put good wood on the ball for the second straight game, racking up his second and third extra-base hits over that span. The outfielder is hitting just .169 in June, but his performances over the last pair of contests may be an indication he's beginning to break out of those doldrums.
Piscotty went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in a win over the Orioles on Tuesday. Piscotty capped off the festivities in a 10-run sixth inning for the Athletics with a 418-foot blast to center that brought home both Ramon Laureano and Robbie Grossman. The 25-year-old had gone a combined 0-for-4 in two games since returning to the lineup following a brief absence due to the removal of melanoma in his ear, and Tuesday's big blast, his ninth of the season, snapped an 0-for-12 slump overall.
Piscotty (ear) is out of the lineup but will be available off the bench for Sunday's game against the Mariners, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Piscotty underwent surgery Thursday to remove a mole from his right ear, but he's not expected to require a stint on the injured list as a result. In fact, manager Bob Melvin suggested Piscotty could be back in the lineup as soon as Monday against the Orioles, assuming the stitches the outfielder required for his ear don't produce too much discomfort. Mark Canha will fill in for Piscotty in Sunday's series finale.
Piscotty underwent successful surgery to remove a melanoma from his right ear Thursday. A suspicious mole was discovered during a routine checkup, which a biopsy revealed as cancerous. The procedure removed the mole in its entirety, though Piscotty will likely require careful observation moving forward. It's unclear how any future treatment will affect his ability to perform on the field. He has not yet been placed on the injured list, but he'll be away from the team for at least a few days, with Oakland's official press release stating he'd return within a week.
Piscotty is out of the lineup for the second game of Saturday's doubleheader versus the Rangers, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Piscotty will head to the bench as Mark Canha starts in right field and bats fifth in his absence.
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