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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Athletics placed C Josh Phegley on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 2, with right knee inflammation.

It's the second time he's been on the DL with the injury, which is especially worrisome for a catcher. How long Phegley will be sidelined is unclear. Matt McBridge has been recalled to take his place.
Sun, Jul 3, 2016 12:48:00 PM

The Athletics are expected to place Josh Phegley (knee) on the disabled list.

He's dealing with right knee discomfort, an injury he's battled off and on all year. Phegley felt better after receiving a cortisone shot in mid-May but the injury started bothering him again on Saturday. With the All-Star break coming up, Phegley would only have to miss 11 games if he's activated when first eligible on July 17.
Sat, Jul 2, 2016 11:01:00 PM

Josh Phegley (knee) finished 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored Wednesday against the Rangers.

Phegley made an early exit from Tuesday's game following a HBP on his left knee, but he avoided a significant injury and even started at catcher Wednesday versus Texas. Phegley, 28, is batting .295/.343/.410 in 61 at-bats this season for the last-place A's.
Thu, Jun 16, 2016 05:21:00 AM

Josh Phegley exited in the ninth inning of Tuesday's loss to the Rangers after being hit by a pitch in the left knee.

Alex Claudio plunked Phegley in the knee to lead off the ninth inning. He was in some pain after the hit-by-pitch and was removed for a pinch-running Tyler Ladendorf. Further information regarding the severity of the injury should be provided on Wednesday.
Wed, Jun 15, 2016 02:01:00 AM

Athletics activated C Josh Phegley from the 15-day disabled list.

Phegley missed a couple weeks with right knee inflammation, but he's ready to go. He'll go back to starting against lefties.
Fri, May 27, 2016 04:11:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
3Bruce Maxwell
1B1Ryon Healy
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Adam Rosales
3Joe Wendle
SS1Marcus Semien
2Yairo Munoz
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Khris Davis
2Jaff Decker
CF1Rajai Davis
2Jake Smolinski
3Alejandro De Aza
RF1Matt Joyce
DH1Yonder Alonso
2Mark Canha
Starting Pitcher
S1Sonny Gray
2Kendall Graveman
3Sean Manaea
4Jharel Cotton
5Andrew Triggs
6Raul Alcantara
7Daniel Mengden
8Chris Bassitt
Relief Pitcher
R1Ryan Madson
2Sean Doolittle
3Santiago Casilla
4John Axford
5Ryan Dull
6Liam Hendriks
7Daniel Coulombe
8Simon Castro
9Frankie Montas