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Josh Phegley | Catcher | #19

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Indiana
Drafted: 2009 / Supplemental (Rd. 300) / CWS
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Josh Phegley (knee) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Nashville on Saturday.
Phegley will play at least four games on the rehab assignment before he's cleared to return to the A's. In the meantime, Matt McBride will continue to serve as the primary backup for Stephen Vogt. May 20 - 7:07 PM

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Athletics placed C Josh Phegley on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 10, with right knee inflammation.

Phegley said Monday that he was feeling a lot better after a cortisone shot, but the A's didn't feel that he was ready quite yet. He'll be eligible to return next week. Stephen Vogt and Matt McBride will share catching duties for now.
May 17 - 8:25 AM

Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Monday that Josh Phegley (knee) could hit the disabled list if he's not ready by the weekend.

Phegley has missed a week with inflammation in his right knee, but he said Monday that he's feeling "awesome" following a cortisone shot. It sounds like he's not far off.
May 16 - 7:35 PM

Josh Phegley (knee) will remain unavailable until at least Monday.

Phegley was given a cortisone shot in his right knee on Thursday, as he's been battling some inflammation. The A's recalled Matt McBride for catching depth on Friday, but he should be sent back down in a day or two when Phegley is ready.
May 15 - 9:39 AM

Josh Phegley (knee) is out of the A's starting lineup again on Saturday against the Rays.

Matt McBride will start at catcher and Stephen Vogt will serve as the A's designated hitter in the evening tilt at Tampa Bay. Phegley needed a cortisone shot Thursday to combat inflammation in his right knee. He remains day-to-day.
May 14 - 2:55 PM

Josh Phegley was given a cortisone shot in his right knee on Thursday to combat some inflammation.

It's unclear whether Phegley is available Friday, but the A's called up a third catcher (Matt McBride) just in case. Phegley is batting .270/.308/.324 with no homers this season.
May 13 - 4:44 PM

Josh Phegley went 1-for-2 with a double, a walk and a run scored in Saturday's win over the Astros.

Phegley has been deployed sparingly thus far, appearing in eight games behind the dish, but he's made the most of his playing time. The 28-year-old has hits in seven of his eight games to date, batting .360/.407/.440 overall. His hot start at the plate could earn him some more starts moving forward.
Apr 30 - 6:39 PM

Josh Phegley is starting at catcher and batting second for the Athletics on Tuesday night against the Angels.

Stephen Vogt is on the bench with the Halos throwing left-hander Hector Santiago. Phegley is 4-for-8 with a double and a walk so far this season for the A's.
Apr 12 - 4:53 PM

Josh Phegley (flu, shoulder) might not play until Friday.

Phegley is getting over the flu and has been dealing with some shoulder soreness, so the A's will ease him into things. The 28-year-old batted .249 with nine home runs and a .749 OPS over 73 games last season and is set to serve as Stephen Vogt's backup in 2016.
Mar 1 - 12:05 PM

Josh Phegley (concussion) has officially been ruled out for the season.

Phegley hinted at it earlier Tuesday and A's manager Bob Melvin made it official. The catcher just hasn't experienced enough improvement with his concussion, which occurred when he was hit with Billy Butler's bat in a freak accident during batting practice last Friday. With Stephen Vogt (groin) not ready to catch yet until at least this weekend, the A's catching duties will be left to Carson Blair and Bryan Anderson for now.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 07:07:00 PM

Josh Phegley (concussion) said Tuesday that "it's not looking good" for his return this season.

Phegley was diagnosed with a concussion last Friday and evidently hasn't experienced any improvements with the symptoms yet. If his season is indeed over, he'll finish with a .249/.300/.449 batting line and nine homers. With Stephen Vogt (groin) also not ready to catch yet, the A's catching duties will be left to Carson Blair and Bryan Anderson.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 06:38:00 PM

Josh Phegley has been diagnosed with a concussion.

He suffered the injury during a freak accident at batting practice on Friday. With rosters expanded, the A's don't need to place him on the disabled list. Carson Blair started at catcher Saturday against the Astros.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 09:02:00 PM

Josh Phegley went 1-for-4 with two RBI in Thursday's win over the Mariners.

Phegley has been stellar in a part-time role for the A's, slashing .280/.333/.523 in 107 at-bats. He's also been an asset throwing out potential base robbers.
Fri, Jul 3, 2015 12:50:00 AM

Josh Phegley doubled in a pair of runs and smacked a solo homer in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.

Phegley let a run score on a passed ball in the game, but he certainly made up for it with his bat. The A's have received incredible production at the plate from their catchers this season, as Stephen Vogt is going to be an All-Star and Phegley is hitting .297/.350/.538 with four homers as his backup.
Tue, Jun 23, 2015 11:38:00 PM

Josh Phegley swatted his third home run of the season in Thursday's loss to the Padres.

His solo blast off Padres starter Ian Kennedy in the sixth inning was the A's lone run in the contest. He has seen an uptick in playing time in recent weeks with Stephen Vogt playing more first base while Ike Davis was sidelined, and has more than held his own, slashing .286/.337/.488 with three long balls and nine RBI in 84 at-bats.
Thu, Jun 18, 2015 06:18:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
1B1Yonder Alonso
2Matt McBride
3Max Muncy
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Chris Coghlan
3Eric Sogard
SS1Marcus Semien
2Tyler Ladendorf
3B1Danny Valencia
LF1Khris Davis
2Mark Canha
CF1Billy Burns
2Coco Crisp
3Sam Fuld
RF1Josh Reddick
2Jake Smolinski
DH1Billy Butler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Kendall Graveman
3Chris Bassitt
4Rich Hill
5Felix Doubront
6Henderson Alvarez
7Sean Manaea
8Jesse Hahn
9Zach Neal
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ryan Madson
2Sean Doolittle
3John Axford
4Liam Hendriks
5Marc Rzepczynski
6Fernando Rodriguez
7Ryan Dull
8Andrew Triggs
9Daniel Coulombe
10R.J. Alvarez
11Jarrod Parker