Cardinals outfielder Stephen Piscotty taken off on stretcher after collision

Cardinals outfielder Stephen Piscotty was injured in a collision with Peter Bourjos and taken off the field on a stretcher. 
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Cardinals leftfielder Stephen Piscotty was injured in a collision with Peter Bourjos and taken off the field on a stretcher in Monday’s game against the Pirates. 

Piscotty was taken to a hospital and all tests came back negative but he will remain hospitalized overnight for observation, the team said.

Piscotty was injured when he and Bourjos dove for a ball in the left centerfield gap. Piscotty’s head appeared to make contact with Bourjos’s knee.

The injury occurred in the bottom of the seventh inning with the game scoreless. John Jay took over for Piscotty in left when play resumed. 

Piscotty was tended to by medical staff before being taken off the field on a stretcher. 

He was conscious when he was removed from the field and was able to wave to the crowd as he was taken off. 

Piscotty was initially diagnosed with a head bruise and taken to a hospital for further evaluation, the team said. 

Piscotty, a rookie, has played in 61 games for the Cardinals this season. He is batting .313 with an .872 OPS. 

- Dan Gartland