Cardinals trade budding outfielder to be closer to sick mom

Cardinals trade budding outfielder to be closer to sick mom

Cardinals trade budding outfielder to be closer to sick mom

Munoz will begin his Cardinals tenure on the 40-man roster and Schrock will get a minor league assignment out of the gate. Both infielders are two of the A's top prospects and they fill a hole in the Cardinals' depth chart. He batted.300 with 13 home runs, 68 RBI and stole 22 bases in 112 games and is now playing in the Dominican Winter League for the Toros del Este.

Schrock, 23, is a lefty-hitting second baseman who spent 2017 in Double-A ball where he ranked fourth in Texas League batting average at.321 and led the league among second basemen in put outs (173), assists (257) and double plays (83). He heads home to the Bay Area as a strong bounceback candidate for 2018. The deal comes after St. Louis dealt for Miami Marlins All-Star outfielder Marcell Ozuna, creating a log jam in the outfield and allowing the team to move Piscotty.

The Oakland Athletics are in agreement to acquire outfielder Stephen Piscotty from the St. Louis Cardinals, sources tell FanRag Sports.

If a deal is in place, there won't be any announcement from the A's until Piscotty has taken a physical.

Members of the Cardinals front office have remained at the winter meetings with a few pending deals to complete.

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On Thursday, the Cardinals cleared up that logjam by trading Piscotty to the Athletics, as had been rumored.

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's mother, Gretchen, was diagnosed with ALS in early May, and Mike Matheny gave time for Piscotty to go home in Pleasanton, California to spend time with his mother once he found out about the heart-breaking news.

The 26-year-old Piscotty signed a six-year extension worth $33.5 million earlier this year, though he struggled during the season and hit.235/.342/.367 (88 OPS+) with nine home runs in 401 plate appearances.

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