Sierra returns to Cardinals as Piscotty hits DL with right groin strain

July 15, 2017

Magneuris Sierra rejoined the Cardinals on Saturday as Stephen Piscotty was placed on the disabled list.

ST. LOUIS -- Rookie outfielder Magneuris Sierra is back with the St. Louis Cardinals for his third tour of duty this season.

The Cardinals recalled Sierra from Double-A Springfield on Saturday as right fielder Stephen Piscotty was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right groin strain. Piscotty injured his groin on Friday night while making a catch in the ninth inning off a ball hit to right field by the Pirates’ Josh Harrison. He immediately left the game.

The Cardinals right-fielder is making his second appearance on the disabled list this season as he missed 12 games from May 5-19 with a strained right hamstring earlier in the year.  Piscotty is batting .236 with six home runs and 31 RBI over 69 games in 2017.

The 21-year-old Sierra made his Major League debut on May 7 of this year in Atlanta after being recalled from Single-A Palm Beach. He hit safely in his first eight straight games and currently has the longest active hitting streak on the Cardinals. The left-handed hitting outfielder was batting .375 with three RBIs and a stolen base in eight games before being optioned to Springfield on May 19.

Through 65 games in the minors between Springfield and Palm Beach this season, Sierra is batting .286 with 16 doubles, six triples, a home run, and 32 RBIs. He is 14-of-22 in stolen base attempts.

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