Brett Lawrie is making friends on Twitter again

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Near the end of last season Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie got so worked up about Twitter that he announced he was quitting, only to rejoin almost immediately.

Today he’s worked up again, no doubt because the Blue Jays are in last place at 13-22 and being decimated by injuries, and Lawrie decided to lash out:

#LetsGetThisThingg is one of my all-time favorite hashtags, if nothing else.

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.