Permitted to add a 26th man to the roster for Sunday's Little League Classic because of the unique mid-series travel involved, the Cardinals summoned outfielder Stephen Piscotty back from Triple-A Memphis. The roster move assured Piscotty only of a one-day stay, but president of baseball operations John Mozeliak noted that the organization is considering something more permanent. The Cardinals don't have to officially make that decision until Tuesday, ahead of their next game. As for Piscotty, he reached base three times on Sunday in his return from 13-day demotion, during which he tried to clear his mind and address flaws within his swing. In eight games, Piscotty went 10-for-32 with three doubles, four homers and seven RBIs. He drew six walks and struck out seven times. "I've had such a weird schedule as far as being on the DL a couple times, going home, I haven't been able to get in that routine of playing every day," Piscotty said. "It was nice just to kind of be there, know when I'm playing and be a baseball player. I haven't played that well in a while, so it felt real good. Things, I think, are starting to click. I'll try to keep doing what I was doing there -- showing signs of life." The Cardinals are hoping for sustained momentum, too. Even if he does get added back onto the 25-man roster, Piscotty is not assured of reclaiming a starting role, as the Cardinals have four other outfielders who have performed well in his absence. He did draw the assignment in right field on Sunday, and contributed a diving catch and single.
Piscotty may stick with Cards
MLB.com | Aug 21