Great moments in defense: Kansas City Royals edition

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It’s shaping up to be a pretty slow day, so let’s just keep watching videos, OK?

Watch this one from the first run scored in the Royals-Jays game last night.

It’s basically a replay of every single game I played in from the age of 7 through the end of my baseball career at the age of 15.  And yes, I was a catcher, so I not only started every play like this, but I had a great view of it too.

Report: Athletics to acquire Stephen Piscotty from the Cardinals

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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Athletics and Cardinals have agreed on a trade involving outfielder Stephen Piscotty. The Cardinals will receive two as yet unknown minor leaguers in return.

Piscotty, 26, hit .235/.342/.367 with nine home runs and 39 RBI in 401 plate appearances for the Cardinals this past season. He dealt with injuries and with his mother’s ALS diagnosis, so it was a rough year, but very excusably so. The Cardinals had signed him to a six-year, $33.5 million contract extension in March. He’s under contract through 2022 at a total of $29.5 million and has a club option for 2023 worth $15 million with a $1 million buyout.

The Cardinals had an outfield spot open up after agreeing to acquire Marcell Ozuna from the Marlins on Wednesday so the Piscotty trade doesn’t come as a surprise.