A’s shut down OF Piscotty with intercostal strain

Field Level Media

February 28, 2020 at 10:07 pm.

The Oakland Athletics have shut down outfielder Stephen Piscotty after an MRI revealed an intercostal muscle strain, manager Bob Melvin announced Friday.

“I can’t give you a timetable at this point,” Melvin said. “He’s going to be shut down for a bit.”

Piscotty, 29, enjoyed a breakout season with Oakland in 2018, recording career-best totals in homers (27) and RBIs (88) to go along with a .267 batting average.

Injuries limited Piscotty to just 93 games in 2019. He batted just .249 with 13 homers and 44 RBIs.