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    Cards trade Stephen Piscotty to A's, where he'll be closer to mom with ALS

    The St. Louis Cardinals traded right fielder Stephen Piscotty to the Oakland Athletics on Thursday in exchange for two minor leaguers, the teams announced.

    The Cardinals received infielders Yairo Munoz and Max Schrock in exchange for Piscotty, who had nine home runs and 39 RBIs in 107 games last year.

    Piscotty, who played at Stanford and grew up in nearby Pleasanton, California, missed some time last season to be back with his family in California after his mother was diagnosed with ALS.

    His name had surfaced in recent days in reports that said the Cardinals were open to trading him to the A's or Giants.

    Piscotty, 26, made his debut for St. Louis in 2015 and finished sixth in the NL Rookie of the Year voting after hitting .305 in 63 games. In three major league seasons, he has a .262 batting average, 38 home runs and 163 RBIs.

    He signed a $33.5 million, six-year contract extension in the offseason that runs through 2022.