Top prospect Piscotty to Palm Beach DL

The Cardinal Nation's 12th-ranked prospect, OF Stephen Piscotty, has been put on the disabled list of A-Advanced Palm Beach. Three other moves were announced Thursday.

The Cardinal Nation's 12th-ranked St. Louis prospect, outfielder Stephen Piscotty, has been placed on the seven-day disabled list of the A-Advanced Palm Beach Cardinals. The 22-year-old was hit on the hand/wrist by a pitch in the third inning of Wednesday night's Florida State League contest against the St. Lucie Mets.

Piscotty was immediately removed from the game for what was said at the time to be precautionary reasons. Further information on the nature of his injury will be provided when it is made available.

Selected in the supplemental first round of the 2012 draft at 36th overall, the former Stanford player began his professional career as a third baseman with Class-A Quad Cities. Piscotty was moved to the outfield, where he had previous experience, during the off-season.

In 19 plate appearances over six games with Palm Beach, the right-handed hitter had a line of .333/.400/.722. Piscotty doubled, launched two home runs, drove in five, scored two and walked once. He had yet to strike out in 2013.

In a corresponding move, catcher Juan Castillo was activated from Palm Beach's disabled list, where he began the season. The 23-year-old native of the Dominican Republic appeared in 13 games with Palm Beach in 2011, but spent all of 2012 in the Class-A Midwest League.

The Cardinals also exchanged a pair of catching prospects between Palm Beach and their nearby extended spring training camp. Out is Adam Ehrlich, just added to the FSL club's roster on Tuesday. Coming in is Jonathan Keener from the roster of short-season Class-A State College.

Ehrlich, 20, did not appear in any games in his brief stay with Palm Beach. Keener, 22, posted a line of .238/.274/.333 in 126 at-bats over 37 games in the New York-Penn League last summer. This is his third year in the Cardinals system.

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