The Cardinals have agreed to trade Piscotty to the A's in exchange for minor leaguers Yairo Munoz and Max Schrock, Jon Heyman of FanRagSports.com reports.
Piscotty's mother was diagnosed with ALS last year, and the Cardinals had talked about sending him to Oakland to allow him to be closer to home should the opportunity arise. With the Cardinals acquiring outfielder Marcell Ozuna earlier Wednesday, the team was able to part ways with Piscotty while still holding onto Randal Grichuk as outfield depth. The 26-year-old struggled last season after swatting 22 homers and posting an .800 OPS in 2016, missing time with multiple injuries and even getting sent to Triple-A Memphis to work on his swing at one point. He finished the season with a .235/.342/.367 line to go along with nine homers in 107 games, but the California native will hopefully benefit from his new surroundings. Piscotty should step into a starting role in Oakland's outfield, though he could also wind up platooning with Matt Joyce if his 2017 struggles carry over into next season.
Piscotty is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers.
Piscotty will get the day off after coming up with the big two-RBI hit in Saturday's game. Randal Grichuk takes over in right field, batting third.
Piscotty is out of the lineup against the Cubs on Wednesday.
Piscotty will remain on the bench for the second straight contest as Randal Grichuk draws another start in right field. The 26-year-old has been in a mini-slump at the plate recently, going 0-for-10 with four strikeouts during his last four games, but will be available as a pinch hitter for Wednesday's tilt, just as he was Tuesday.
Piscotty is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cubs.
Piscotty went 0-for-9 over his last three games and is just 2-for-12 (.167) in his career against Tuesday's opposing starter, Jake Arrieta, so manager Mike Matheny decided to hold him out in favor of Randal Grichuk.
Piscotty is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Reds, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Piscotty will head to the bench for a breather after starting four of the past five games in right field, going 4-for-14 (.286) over that stretch. In his place, Randal Grichuk will start in right field, but it appears Piscotty will continue to see the heftier workload between the two down the stretch.
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