Giants Release Veteran Outfielder After Spending Spring Training With Team

The San Francisco Giants have granted outfielder Stephen Piscotty his release, following his request to be let go after being excluded from the Opening Day roster.

Piscotty had a strong showing during the spring, hitting .320/.270/.440 in a small sample of 27 plate appearances, but his overall production has dropped in recent years, with just a .214/.270/.352 triple-slash line over the past three seasons.

This downturn can be attributed, in part, to injuries, including ankle, wrist, and calf issues.

Despite having two seasons with over 20 home runs in the majors, his performance has been on a downward trend, and he struggled in 2022 with a career-worst .593 OPS and a high 34.5 percent strikeout rate before being released by the Oakland Athletics last August.

It's uncertain if Piscotty will receive significant interest from other teams due to these factors, but he is now seeking alternative opportunities in the open market.

Over his eight-year career in the MLB, the 32-year-old has posted a .255/.324/.430 triple-slash line, 93 home runs, 354 RBIs, 23 stolen bases and 322 runs scored across 726 games.

He's spent three seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals and another five years with the Oakland Athletics. Photo Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports