The Cardinals announced on Monday that outfielder Dexter Fowler has been activated from the 10-day disabled list. Outfielder Stephen Piscotty was optioned to Triple-A Memphis.
Fowler, 31, went on the disabled list on July 25 with a left forearm strain. He returns with a .241/.333/.452 triple-slash line along with 14 home runs and 37 RBI in 333 plate appearances.
Piscotty, 26, has put up a mediocre .232/.340/.362 triple-slash line in 291 plate appearances. Other outfielders, including Tommy Pham and Jose Martinez, have performed better, so Piscotty will try to figure things out in the minors. Piscotty and the Cardinals agreed to a six-year, $33.5 million contract extension in March, so the move comes as a bit of a surprise.
LOS ANGELES — Giancarlo Stanton, Josh Donaldson, and Tommy Kahnle were activated by the New York Yankees ahead of their weekend series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
New York cleared three roster spots after a 1-0 loss at Seattle, optioning infielder-outfielders Oswaldo Cabrera and Franchy Cordero to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre along with left-hander Matt Krook.
Stanton, Donaldson and Kahnle all played in a rehab game for Double-A Somerset. Stanton was hitless in three at-bats in his first appearance since injuring his left hamstring on April 15.
Donaldson went 1 for 4 in his fourth rehab game as he comes back from a strained right hamstring originally sustained on April 5.
Kahnle pitched one inning, giving up one run and one hit and walking two. He has been out since spring training with right biceps tendinitis.
Aaron Boone said he wasn’t concerned about Stanton returning after playing in just one rehab game. He did say that Stanton likely will be a designated hitter for a couple of weeks after rejoining the Yankees.
New York is missing centerfielder Harrison Bader, who strained his right hamstring against the Mariners and went on the injured list the next day.
Left-hander Carlos Rodón, sidelined since spring training by a sore left forearm and an ailing back, was transferred to the 60-day injured list.