Cardinals set to deal Piscotty to Athletics

Angelica Greene
December 15, 2017

The Cardinals reportedly have a deal to send outfielder Stephen Piscotty to the Oakland A's for prospects.

The trade, which is expected to be completed Thursday, was influenced more by humanity than business.

In exchange for Piscotty, the Cardinals will receive shortstop Yairo Munoz and second baseman Max Schrock.

Munoz, 22, hit.300/.330/.464 in a season spent at Class AA and Class AAA.

Muñoz, 22, batted.265 with 41 home runs and 237 RBI over 504 career minor league games in both Double-A and Triple-A Oakland affiliates.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida Steve Piscotty is on the verge of a poignant Bay Area homecoming.

Piscotty had a physical and the A's were in the process of looking through its results before agreeing to the deal with the Cardinals. According to Heyman, two minor leaguers are heading from Oakland to St. Louis in the deal.

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With no clear role on the team, it made sense for the Cardinals to consider moving Piscotty-that they made sure to move him to one of the few places he could see his ailing mother daily should be applauded on a human level.

He signed a $33.5 million, six-year contract extension in the offseason that runs through 2022.

Schrock, 23, was originally a 13th round draft pick by the Washington Nationals in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of SC.

Piscotty, 26, was the Cardinals supplemental first round (33rd overall) draft pick out of Stanford University in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft.

The Cardinals received infielders Yairo Munoz and Max Schrock in exchange for Piscotty, who had 9 home runs and 39 RBIs in 107 games past year.

The Cardinals declined comment when asked about whether they approached Piscotty with the idea of getting him where he could play closer to his mother.

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