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Josh Phegley | Catcher | #19

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Indiana
Drafted: 2009 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / CWS
Contract: view contract details

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Josh Phegley (hand) hit off a tee Monday.
He has also caught a number of bullpen sessions. Phegley was placed on the disabled list just before Opening Day after fracturing two fingers on his right hand in mid-March. He could be stationed at Triple-A Nashville when he returns to full health, with Jonathan Lucroy and Bruce Maxwell doing the catching for Oakland. Apr 2 - 7:27 PM

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Athletics placed C Josh Phegley on the 10-day disabled list with a broken right hand.

Phegley suffered the injury in mid-March and could be sidelined through much of April. Jonathan Lucroy will serve as the A's starting catcher this season, with Bruce Maxwell backing him up. Phegley could be stationed at Triple-A Nashville once he's back to full health.
Mar 28 - 2:23 PM

Josh Phegley has two broken fingers on his right hand and will be shut down for two weeks at minimum.

As you can probably guess, the right hand is the one he throws with. Phegley is trying to compete with Bruce Maxwell for the right to be the backup to recently signed backstop Jonathan Lucroy, but that will be tough to do now that he won't be able to play anymore Cactus League games. When he does recover, expect Phegley to head to Triple-A Nashville and to serve as insurance for Lucroy and Maxwell.
Mar 18 - 3:30 PM

Josh Phegley lost 12 pounds during the offseason.

More important than the weight loss to Phegley is that he lost seven percent of his body fat and is now down to 16 percent overall. He got there thanks to a disciplined offseason program. The hope is that the improved conditioning will help him stay on the field. Phegley dealt with knee issues in 2016 and was sidelined with a concussion and an oblique strain last year. As of now, Bruce Maxwell is expected to be the A's primary catcher in 2018.
Feb 19 - 10:59 AM

Athletics and C Josh Phegley avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract.

The financial terms aren't available. Phegley was arbitration-eligible for the first time.
Jan 12 - 2:53 PM

Athletics activated C Josh Phegley from the 10-day disabled list.

Phegley was sidelined for over a month with a strained oblique. He'll see starts against lefties down the stretch.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 03:46:00 PM

Josh Phegley (oblique) is beginning a rehab assignment Wednesday with Triple-A Nashville.

If all goes well on the farm, Phegley should be activated sometime this weekend. The 29-year-old catcher landed on the disabled list July 27 with a left oblique strain.
Wed, Aug 16, 2017 02:26:00 PM

Josh Phegley (oblique) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Triple-A Nashville.

That should clear the path for him to return to the Athletics' active roster by next weekend. Phegley has been on the disabled list since July 27 due to a left oblique strain.
Sun, Aug 13, 2017 02:38:00 PM

Josh Phegley (oblique) caught two bullpen sessions on Thursday.

Phegley said he felt "great" afterwards and is hoping to take batting practice on Friday. It's unclear if Phegley will require a minor league rehab assignment. Either way, it looks like he's heading in the right direction.
Thu, Aug 10, 2017 08:00:00 PM

Josh Phegley (oblique) hit off a tee Tuesday with no issues.

He's ready to start taking batting practice next. Phegley should be ready to return from his oblique injury within the next couple weeks.
Wed, Aug 9, 2017 02:21:00 PM

Athletics placed C Josh Phegley on the 10-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.

Phegley was a late scratch from the A's starting lineup on Wednesday after experiencing tightness in his left oblique and he's probably going to remain sidelined for the next 3-4 weeks. Ryan Lavarnway has been called up from Triple-A Nashville to provide depth at catcher in Oakland.
Thu, Jul 27, 2017 09:49:00 AM

Josh Phegley was a late scratch from Wednesday's lineup against the Blue Jays due to left oblique tightness.

Consider Phegley day-to-day for the time being, though oblique injuries often come with long recovery layoffs. With him out of the lineup, Bruce Maxwell will work as backstop in Wednesday's game.
Wed, Jul 26, 2017 06:16:00 PM

Josh Phegley was a late scratch from the lineup in advance of Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays.

Bruce Maxwell will serve as catcher in Phegley's stead. If there is an injury concern, here, the A's should pass along an update later on Wednesday.
Wed, Jul 26, 2017 05:57:00 PM

Athletics activated C Josh Phegley from the paternity leave list.

Ryan Lavarnway was designated for assignment to clear space on the roster. Phegley will go back to starting against lefties.
Sun, Jul 9, 2017 08:22:00 AM

Athletics placed C Josh Phegley on the paternity leave list.

Phegley will be gone from the club for the next handful of games to be with his wife Jessica as she gives birth. Ryan Lavarnway has been called up from Triple-A Nashville in a corresponding roster move.
Wed, Jul 5, 2017 12:40:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Bruce Maxwell
3Josh Phegley
1B1Matt Olson
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Chad Pinder
SS1Marcus Semien
3B1Matt Chapman
LF1Matt Joyce
2Mark Canha
CF1Boog Powell
2Jake Smolinski
RF1Stephen Piscotty
DH1Khris Davis
Starting Pitcher
S1Kendall Graveman
2Sean Manaea
3Daniel Mengden
4Andrew Triggs
5Trevor Cahill
6Paul Blackburn
7Jharel Cotton
Relief Pitcher
R1Blake Treinen
2Chris Hatcher
3Ryan Dull
4Liam Hendriks
5Ryan Buchter
6Yusmeiro Petit
7Emilio Pagan
8Daniel Coulombe
9Santiago Casilla
10Lou Trivino