A's Lose Outfielder to Injured List

It looks like the return of Ramon Laureano from the suspended list on Sunday is coming just in the nick of time for the Oakland A's. The team has had to place fellow outfielder Stephen Piscotty on the 10-day injured list with a Grade 1 calf strain. 

The injury occurred as Piscotty was thrown out sliding into home plate in Friday's game against the Minnesota Twins. 

The oft-injured Piscotty has was about to have his playing time reduced with the return of Laureano, but now that's a moot point. 

The 31-year-old underwent wrist surgery last season, suffered from an oblique/rib cage injury in 2020, and missed time with wrist and knee sprains in 2019. He has played only one full season since coming to the A's in 2018 (that being 2018). He once said he feels like he's in a "perpetual cycle of hurt."

In his 5 years in Oakland, Piscotty has hit only .249 with a .739 OPS, while he's managed a meager .225 average this season in 40 at-bats.

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