Paul Goldschmidt almost hit his own face with a monster homer

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Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt blasted a mammoth 470-foot home run to straightaway center field last night against the Padres for the fourth-longest bomb in baseball this season and in doing so he damn near hit his own picture on the Chase Field scoreboard:

I love the shot of Gerardo Parra’s reaction in the dugout, like “OOF.”

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.