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Cardinals activate Dexter Fowler, option Stephen Piscotty

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ST. LOUIS, MO - MAY 31: Dexter Fowler #25 of the St. Louis Cardinals rounds the bases after hitting a game-winning solo home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the eighth inning at Busch Stadium on May 31, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

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The Cardinals announced on Monday that outfielder Dexter Fowler has been activated from the 10-day disabled list. Outfielder Stephen Piscotty was optioned to Triple-A Memphis.

Fowler, 31, went on the disabled list on July 25 with a left forearm strain. He returns with a .241/.333/.452 triple-slash line along with 14 home runs and 37 RBI in 333 plate appearances.

Piscotty, 26, has put up a mediocre .232/.340/.362 triple-slash line in 291 plate appearances. Other outfielders, including Tommy Pham and Jose Martinez, have performed better, so Piscotty will try to figure things out in the minors. Piscotty and the Cardinals agreed to a six-year, $33.5 million contract extension in March, so the move comes as a bit of a surprise.

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