Stephen Piscotty to take batting practice

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Cardinals outfielder Stephen Piscotty was involved in an ugly-looking collision with teammate Peter Bourjos in the outfield at PNC Park earlier this week. Fortunately, all tests turned up negative, but he has been held out of the lineup since.

MLB.com’s Jenifer Langosch reports that Piscotty will take batting practice with the Cardinals on Friday, then meet with doctors for another concussion test. GM John Mozeliak said Piscotty has a “slight concussion”.

The Cardinals, at 100-59, have already clinched the NL Central and home field advantage throughout the post-season, so they don’t need to rush Piscotty back before the end of the regular season. The Cardinals will play the winner of the Wild Card game between the Pirates and Cubs.

Piscotty, 24, has hit quite well in his rookie campaign, batting .310/.365/.502 with seven home runs and 39 RBI in 252 plate appearances.