Stephen Piscotty’s night was cut short after sustaining a right knee sprain in Saturday's 4-0 win over the Angels at Angel Stadium.
After roping a two-out single to center field off the Angels' Trevor Cahill in the sixth inning, Piscotty attempted to stretch the hit into a double and slid awkwardly into second base to avoid a tag from Luis Rengifo. Piscotty immediately put his hands over his head in pain as he remained on the ground with his feet off the bag, allowing Rengifo to tag him out -- but the attention quickly turned to the right fielder’s health.
A’s manager Bob Melvin and the club’s training staff rushed onto the field, and several members from both teams huddled around second base in concern. Piscotty remained on the ground for a couple of minutes before being helped up to his feet. Unable to put much force on his right leg, Melvin and third baseman Matt Chapman helped Piscotty to the A’s dugout, where he was met by trainers and helped down to the clubhouse.
Piscotty is expected to undergo an MRI on Sunday, which will give the A’s a better idea of the severity of the knee sprain.