The Athletics continue to have interest in the Cardinals’ Stephen Piscotty, MLB.com’s Jane Lee reports (video link), as Oakland continues its search for right-handed hitting outfield help. A previous connection between Piscotty and the A’s surfaced in the aftermath of the trade deadline, as the Cardinals reportedly floated an offer of Piscotty and either Luke Weaver or Jack Flaherty to Oakland in exchange for Sonny Gray. Those talks never really got off the ground, however, and the A’s subsequently dealt Gray to the Yankees. As Lee mentions in the video, “the A’s have interest in a ton of outfielders right now,” with the team particularly focused on right-handed bats who are controllable, so the A’s aren’t only looking at veteran options. The Athletics are clearly willing to shop near the top of the trade market, however, as such names as Avisail Garcia of the White Sox and Marlins outfielders Marcell Ozuna and Christian Yelich (a left-handed hitter) have already been reported as landing on Oakland’s radar in talks. Piscotty wouldn’t cost as much in a deal as those aforementioned names, given how Piscotty struggled in 2017.
A’s Continue To Have Interest In Stephen Piscotty
MLB Trade Rumors | Dec 11