San Francisco Giants Sign 8-Year Veteran Outfielder

The San Francisco Giants are bringing in even more depth for their outfield, this time signing a local kid and an eight-year veteran with some very nice seasons on his resume. 

Stephen Piscotty has signed a minor league deal with the Giants, with a major league camp invite for spring training. He's a native of Pleasanton, just outside of San Francisco in the Bay Area. 

According to MLB Insider Robert Murray, Piscotty will earn $1M on the deal if he’s in the majors.

The 32-year-old spent the first three seasons of his career with the St. Louis Cardinals, then moved on to the Oakland A's, where he started with a bang in 2018, hitting 27 HR with 88 RBIs, and an .821 OPS. His production and playing time has dwindled in the years since, but he still comes out, after eight seasons, registering as a better than league average hitter, with an OPS+ of 104 (league average is 100).

The Giants have already brought in Mitch Haniger and Michael Conforto to bolster their outfield this season, but both will be given plenty of rest days as they are coming off injury-filled years, so Piscotty certainly has an "in" for playing time if he can perform well at spring training. 

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