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Josh Phegley | Catcher | #19

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Indiana
Drafted: 2009 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / CWS
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Athletics activated C Josh Phegley from the 7-day concussion disabled list.
He missed the minimum seven days. Bruce Maxwell is still on the roster, so it appears the A's will go with three catchers for a while. May 12 - 2:02 PM

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Josh Phegley (concussion) is on track to be activated on Friday.

That's the first day he's eligible to return from the 7-day concussion disabled list. Bruce Maxwell will return to Triple-A Nashville after filling in as Oakland's backup catcher.
May 9 - 8:13 PM

Josh Phegley (concussion) will catch in an extended spring training game on Monday.

He's eligible to return from the 7-day concussion disabled list Thursday and it sounds like he should be ready at that time. Phegley will go back to getting starts versus lefties when he's ready.
May 7 - 2:39 PM

Athletics placed C Josh Phegley on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Phegley took a ball hard off his mask on Wednesday night and will be shut down completely for the next couple of days. Bruce Maxwell has been promoted from Triple-A Nashville to back up Stephen Vogt.
May 4 - 9:55 AM

Josh Phegley will likely be placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list on Thursday after taking a ball off his mask against the Twins on Wednesday.

The life of a major league catcher. Prior to being hit in the mask, Phegley was working on an 0-for-3 day. The A's ran him through a battery of tests after he left the game. An exact timetable for Phegley's return to action has not yet been laid out, but should receive clarity once the backstop is further removed from the initial head injury.
May 3 - 11:47 PM

Josh Phegley (knee) has been fully cleared to catch.

Phegley needed surgery last July to remove a cyst from his right knee and as he tried to return fluid would accumulate in the joint every time he had to squat. That left him unable to catch two days in a row. "Basically, they said I’m normal this spring, no restrictions, ready to go," the A's likely backup told reporters on Tuesday. "They view me as a regular guy, no worries. Hopefully it continues that way."
Feb 14 - 5:25 PM

Josh Phegley (knee) has passed all of his strength and running tests and says he is 100 percent.

Phegley had surgery to remove a cyst from his right knee last July and then was shut down in the second half after developing synovitis in the knee. Manager Bob Melvin said the club will ease Phegley into things in spring training, but he'll be fine for Opening Day. He's competing for the backup job with Bruce Maxwell behind Stephen Vogt.
Jan 29 - 9:42 AM

Josh Phegley (knee) is not expected to play again this season.

Phegley was admitted to a hospital Friday with synovitis in his right knee. The good news is that he's expected to get out of the hospital on Tuesday, but a return to the field in September just isn't realistic at this point.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 07:10:00 PM

Josh Phegley was admitted to a hospital Friday with synovitis in his right knee.

Synovitis is an inflammatory disease within the membrane that lines the knee joint. Phegley, who had surgery on July 5 to remove a cruciate ligament cyst from the same knee, was originally scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Saturday. It's unclear what the next step will be.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 09:32:00 PM

Josh Phegley (knee, strep) is on track to begin a minor league rehab assignment later this week.

Phegley's rehab from a knee injury was stalled by strep throat, but he's over it now. The expectation is that he will be activated from the disabled list September 1.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 07:32:00 PM

Josh Phegley (knee) was able to get into a crouch to catch a flat ground throwing session Thursday.

It appears to be the last hurdle he needed to clear before beginning a rehab assignment, as he's already been hitting and running. Phegley is on track to be activated from the disabled list on September 1.
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 09:42:00 AM

Josh Phegley (knee) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on September 1.

Phegley underwent surgery in early July to remove a cruciate ligament cyst on his right knee. He's eligible to return on August 31, but the A's will wait an extra day until rosters expand.
Sun, Aug 14, 2016 10:09:00 AM

Athletics transferred C Josh Phegley from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Chris Smith. Phegley is progressing well from knee surgery and should be back in September.
Sun, Aug 7, 2016 01:08:00 PM

Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Josh Phegley (knee) is "coming along" and could resume baseball activities next week.

Phegley had a cyst removed from his right knee earlier this month. It sounds like he could be ready to join the team in late July or early August. The backup catcher has hit .256 this year with one homer and 10 RBI over 78 at-bats.
Sat, Jul 16, 2016 02:58:00 PM

Josh Phegley underwent minor surgery to remove a cruciate ligament cyst on his right knee.

The procedure was very minor and isn't expected to impact the timetable on his recovery. He should be ready to rejoin the A's at some point in late July.
Tue, Jul 5, 2016 06:24:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
1B1Yonder Alonso
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Adam Rosales
SS1Marcus Semien
2Chad Pinder
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Khris Davis
CF1Rajai Davis
2Jake Smolinski
RF1Matt Joyce
DH1Ryon Healy
2Mark Canha
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Kendall Graveman
3Sean Manaea
4Andrew Triggs
5Jesse Hahn
6Chris Bassitt
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sean Doolittle
3Ryan Madson
4Ryan Dull
5John Axford
6Liam Hendriks
7Daniel Coulombe
8Frankie Montas
9Bobby Wahl
10Josh Smith
11Zach Neal