Cardinals Vs. A's Lineups: Stephen Piscotty Activated to Face Former Team

The A's lineup is slowly but surely getting back to its original form after an extremely rare off day on Friday.

The A's announced Saturday outfielder Stephen Piscotty was reinstated from the 10-day injured list after suffering a sprained right knee. He is back in the lineup hitting seventh against his former St. Louis Cardinals.

Catcher Dustin Garneau was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Angels the A's also announced which sent second baseman Franklin Barreto to Triple-A Las Vegas. In addition, right-handed pitcher Ryan Dull was designated for assignment and right-handed pitcher Andrew Triggs was released. 

The Cardinals will be in town for a two-game stint and will start things off facing Mike Fiers in what should be an interesting matchup. Fiers has been dominant against the Cards across his career. In seven times as a starter, Fiers went 3-2 with a 1.45 ERA against the team.

The Cards are surging right now holding on to the top spot in the NL Central with a 58-50 record and just barely graze the Cubs with a .537 winning percentage to their .536. They also stood down during the trade deadline -- a situation manager Mike Schildt said they didn't need to participate in.

"This team doesn't need a jolt," Cardinals manager Mike Shildt told reporters Thursday. "This team jolts itself. It has all year, and will continue to do that."

St. Louis will send rookie right-hander Dakota Hudson to the hill who has never faced the A's. 

Here are how the lineups look to shape up as the A's host the Cardinals. Follow the action on NBC Sports California or by downloading and streaming on the MyTeams app

St. Louis Cardinals (58-50)

Tommy Edman, 3B
Jose Martinez, DH
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B
Marcell Ozuna, LF
Paul DeJong, SS
Kolten Wong, 2B
Dexter Fowler, CF
Matt Wieters, C
Yairo Munoz, RF
Dakota Hudson, P (10-5, 3.88 ERA)

Oakland A's (62-48)

Marcus Semien, SS
Robbie Grossman, LF
Matt Chapman, 3B
Matt Olson, 1B
Khris Davis, DH
Mark Canha, CF
Stephen Piscotty, RF
Jurickson Profar, 2B
Chris Herrmann, C

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