The 29-year-old has been sidelined since Monday when he sustained the knee injury on an attempt to catch a ball at the wall. Piscotty had and MRI come back clean Wednesday and should avoid the injured list, barring a setback. Piscotty is slashing .264/.308/.438 with five homers and three stolen bases in 34 games this season. The Oakland Athletics clinched their third straight playoff berth with Seattle’s loss to San Diego and a 6-0 win against the San Francisco Giants, highlighted by Matt Olson’s three... Piscotty (knee) will be available off the bench Friday against the Giants and hopes to rejoin the lineup Saturday, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Piscotty doubled leading off the ninth inning and scored the winning run on Trevor Hildenberger's bases-loaded wild pitch with two outs. Piscotty will be on the bench for Game 3 of the AL Wild Card Series against the White Sox on Thursday. Oakland pulled 1 1/2 games behind first-place Houston — which lost to the Los Angeles Angels — in the AL West, and extended its lead for the second wild card over Seattle to … The 29-year-old has been sidelined since Monday when he sustained the knee injury on an attempt to catch a ball at the wall. A's can keep AL playoff chase interesting, Piscotty: 'Pure joy' after HR upon return to A's, Piscotty on bereavement; A's call up Graveman, Piscotty: Mom 'was with me' during A's return, Piscotty singles in 1st at-bat since mom's death, Gretchen Piscotty, mother of Athletics OF, dies. The primary culprit for Piscotty's career-low .278 on-base percentage this season is his unusual struggle with consistent contact, considering he's carrying a career-high 28.9 percent strikeout rate across 159 plate appearances. Piscotty has been sidelined for three consecutive games after hurting his knee in an attempt to catch a ball at the wall. Piscotty (knee) is starting Saturday's game against the Giants. Piscotty will be on the bench for Game 1 of the ALDS against the Astros on Monday. What is crystal clear is that he was not healthy for most of 2019. However, he said that his knee felt good Wednesday and that his MRI revealed some inflammation on the patella tendon in his knee. That can happen when a pitcher misses two major league seasons following... MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics will take a look at Robbie Grossman as a potential leadoff man when they open spring play. All rights reserved. All rights reserved. ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics know they can count on their power. He was more aggressive at the plate, upping his swing rate by nearly seven percentage points to 53.3%. © Copyright 2020 - Roto Sports, Inc. All Rights Reserved, See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats, Dream11 Fantasy Baseball: Padres at Athletics. Piscotty has had a part-time role thus far in the playoffs, appearing in just three games and going 1-for-7 at the plate. Piscotty will be on the bench for Game 3 of the AL Wild Card Series against the White Sox on Thursday. Piscotty will turn 24 in January as he heads into his fourth year of professional baseball after being drafted out of Stanford University. His numbers don't jump off the page other than being very solid across the stat sheet -- he's hit .292/.359/.435 with 28 home runs and 25 stolen bases while posting a 132 to 95 K:BB ratio in 1,137 minor league at-bats. Stephen Piscotty and Matt Chapman homered, Matt Olson had three hits and the A's defeated the Seattle Mariners 7-5 on Friday night. Piscotty (knee) isn't starting Tuesday against the Rockies. Stephen Piscotty profile page, biographical information, injury history and news Piscotty got off to a blazing start in his first full season as an everyday starter and was hitting .295/.370/.480 heading into the All-Star break. Piscotty was on the bench for Game 1 but returned to the lineup for Game 2, going 0-for-3 with a strikeout. OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays starter Matt Shoemaker had to be helped off the field after injuring his left knee during a rundown in the third inning Saturday against the Oakland... OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Back stateside and back on their home field, the Oakland Athletics starters have found quite a groove. A's beat Dodgers 6-4 on Laureano's 9th-inning homer, Rámon Laureano broke a ninth-inning tie with a two-run homer and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-4 on Wednesday night in a matchup of West division champions, Rays clinch first AL East title in 10 years, Lamb homers, A's move closer to AL West title, beat Giants, Jake Lamb hit a two-run homer once Oakland finally got to San Francisco’s bullpen, and the playoff-bound Athletics beat the Giants 6-0. As in three straight scoreless outings of six innings. Stephen Piscotty, Jurickson Profar and Ramon Laureano homered, and... TOKYO (AP) — Jay Bruce of the Seattle Mariners has gotten the first hit of the 2019 Major League Baseball season and Oakland's Stephen Piscotty has connected for the first home run. Piscotty still has some work to do in at the Triple-A level, and it's possible that he'll return to Springfield before a promotion to Memphis given that he only played 49 games at Double-A after his promotion last season. Piscotty sprained his knee later that same month, was out until August and then sprained his ankle a few weeks following his return. Piscotty had and MRI come back clean Wednesday and should avoid the injured list, barring a setback. Athletics face Colorado, look to build on Minor's strong showing, Oakland looks to follow up a dominant performance by Monday starter Mike Minor, Minor tosses 2-hitter, A's manage split with Mariners. ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The busy A's are in the midst of a frenetic few days the American League West leaders knew were coming, and manager Bob Melvin is hoping for a minimum of break-even... OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — When their star players go down, the Oakland Athletics turn to their depth. Mark Canha will be the right fielder Thursday, with Khris Davis serving as the designated hitter. However, he fit in well in his first year in Oakland, and after getting off to a slow start, he posted a .907 OPS from June 1 onward and finished the year with a career-high 27 home runs. His season line from 2016 probably paints a pretty accurate picture of his skill set: an above average hitter with enough power to be an asset in home runs and RBI and enough on-base skills to be an asset in runs. Explore MLB player news, rumors, updates, social feeds, analysis and more at FOXSports.com. Piscotty started just one of the three games of the AL Wild Card Round and doesn't appear to be the Athletics' primary right fielder at the moment. He finished with a .305/.359/.494 batting line while playing all three outfield positions as well as first base. That's going to be critical in the coming weeks... DETROIT (AP) — The Oakland Athletics are closing in on a 16th straight win over Detroit — but they'll have to wait 3½ months before trying to finish it off. Gausman expected to start for the Giants against Athletics, The Giants will start Kevin Gausman on Saturday and the Athletics are expected to counter with Jesus Luzardo, A's clinch playoff berth with win over Giants, Mariners loss. His numbers don't jump off the page other than being very solid across the stat sheet -- he's hit .292/.359/.435 with 28 home runs and 25 stolen bases while posting a 132 to 95 K:BB ratio in 1,137 minor league at-bats. With an off day coming up Thursday, the Athletics will withhold Piscotty from the lineup for a third straight game to give him some additional time to move past the right knee injury. Piscotty has had a part-time role thus far in the playoffs, appearing in … OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — With an impressive diving catch and the first game-ending hit of his career, Chad Pinder is making a strong case for more playing time. Piscotty will be on the bench for Game 1 of the ALDS against the Astros on Monday. Juan Pablo Aravena breaks down Saturday's Padres at Athletics game for Dream11 contests.