A's Stephen Piscotty Undergoes Surgery to Remove a Melanoma From Ear

A's outfielder Stephen Piscotty underwent successful surgery Thursday to remove a melanoma from his right ear, the club announced.

Piscotty, 28, is resting comfortably at home and the team expects him to return within a week. He will be evaluated daily as he awaits more information from the pathology report on the surgery.

The procedure was performed by plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Parrett at the California Pacific Medical Campus in San Francisco. Dr. Parrett removed the melanoma in its entirety.

The issue was initially discovered by dermatologist Dr. Joseph Chao of Sutter Health during a routine spot check. Dr. Chao identified a suspicious mole and the biopsy came back positive for melanoma, a form of skin cancer.

[RELATED: Piscotty recognized as 54th annual Hutch Award winner]

Piscotty has started 65 of the A's 69 games this season, slashing .250/.314/.400 with eight home runs, 13 doubles, and 29 RBI. The Pleasanton native is in his second season with Oakland after spending his first three years with the St. Louis Cardinals.

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