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Amador grad Piscotty traded to Oakland Athletics

Move allows third-year OF to be closer to mom battling ALS

Pleasanton native and Major League Baseball player Stephen Piscotty is returning to the Bay Area, professionally, after the St. Louis Cardinals traded the outfielder to the Oakland Athletics in return for two prospects Thursday.

The move allows Piscotty, a 2009 Amador Valley High School graduate, to be closer to his family in Pleasanton, including mother Gretchen who was diagnosed with ALS earlier this year.

A Stanford product who is entering his third full season in the majors, Piscotty is expected to be an everyday starting outfielder for the A’s in 2018. He batted .235 with nine home runs and 39 RBI in 107 games with the Cardinals last season.

And Piscotty could be in the Bay for the foreseeable future. He remains under contract through 2022 for $33.5 million with a team option for 2023, according to MLB.com.

The Cardinals acquired minor league infielders Yairo Muñoz and Max Schrock from the A’s in the trade.

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Amador grad Piscotty traded to Oakland Athletics

Move allows third-year OF to be closer to mom battling ALS

by / Pleasanton Weekly

Uploaded: Thu, Dec 14, 2017, 7:22 pm

Pleasanton native and Major League Baseball player Stephen Piscotty is returning to the Bay Area, professionally, after the St. Louis Cardinals traded the outfielder to the Oakland Athletics in return for two prospects Thursday.

The move allows Piscotty, a 2009 Amador Valley High School graduate, to be closer to his family in Pleasanton, including mother Gretchen who was diagnosed with ALS earlier this year.

A Stanford product who is entering his third full season in the majors, Piscotty is expected to be an everyday starting outfielder for the A’s in 2018. He batted .235 with nine home runs and 39 RBI in 107 games with the Cardinals last season.

And Piscotty could be in the Bay for the foreseeable future. He remains under contract through 2022 for $33.5 million with a team option for 2023, according to MLB.com.

The Cardinals acquired minor league infielders Yairo Muñoz and Max Schrock from the A’s in the trade.

Comments

Gary W
Highland Oaks
on Dec 16, 2017 at 9:23 am
Gary W, Highland Oaks
on Dec 16, 2017 at 9:23 am

Heartfelt. Here is a great article from MLB, including link to Mike Lupica story.

Web Link


Jake Waters
Registered user
Birdland
on Dec 17, 2017 at 8:55 am
Jake Waters, Birdland
Registered user
on Dec 17, 2017 at 8:55 am

I’m a longtime time A’s fan, but it has been a difficult several decades. That being said, I always love the new guys coming up, their energy, dedication, and spirt- before they are traded to the Yankees. However, it will be nice to watch a hometown player on the team. I wish him well.


John Smugeresky
Vintage Hills
on Dec 19, 2017 at 10:37 am
John Smugeresky, Vintage Hills
on Dec 19, 2017 at 10:37 am

GREAT NEWS! WELCOME HOME STEPHEN!


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