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Josh Phegley | Catcher | #19

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 233
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Indiana
Drafted: 2009 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / CWS
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Josh Phegley went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and three RBI in a win over the Astros on Saturday.
Phegley had one of the Athletics' four doubles in the sixth inning -- they had eight on the afternoon -- and his second double plated two runs in the eighth inning. Despite Saturday's outburst, the 30-year-old is hitting just .233/.284/.433 in 22 games this year. He'll continue to back up Jonathan Lucroy down the stretch. Aug 18 - 6:52 PM

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Josh Phegley doubled and drove in a run Wednesday in Oakland’s 3-0 win over the Tigers.

Phegley gave the A’s an insurance run with an RBI double in the ninth. He scored later in the frame on Dustin Fowler’s double to right center as Oakland stretched its lead to 3-0. Phegley also reached on a walk in the seventh. He’s spent most of the year in Triple-A, logging just 24 at-bats at the major league level. Needless to say, Phegley is not close to being a fantasy consideration.
Jun 27 - 11:03 PM

Athletics recalled C Josh Phegley from Triple-A Nashville.

Phegley will serve as the A's third catcher, unless there are further moves coming involving Jonathan Lucroy or Bruce Maxwell.
Jun 5 - 4:02 PM

Athletics optioned C Josh Phegley to Triple-A Nashville.

He'll head back down to the minors now that Bruce Maxwell has been activated from the restricted list. Phegley went 1-for-4 with an RBI double during his brief stay.
May 21 - 2:41 PM

Athletics recalled C Josh Phegley from Triple-A Nashville.

Phegley is added to the roster in place of Bruce Maxwell, who was placed on the restricted list due to his inability to travel to Toronto. The 30-year-old backstop was activated from the disabled list on April 22, and since his return he's hit .220/.320/.412 with three homers for Nashville. He'll serve as Jonathan Lucroy's backup for the series, and likely won't be used unless necessary.
May 17 - 3:08 PM

Athletics activated C Josh Phegley from the 10-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Nashville.

Phegley's fractured right hand has healed, but there's no room for him on the major league roster. He'll provide depth in the minors.
Apr 22 - 9:00 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Josh Phegley
3Beau Taylor
1B1Matt Olson
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Franklin Barreto
SS1Marcus Semien
3B1Matt Chapman
2Chad Pinder
LF1Matt Joyce
2Nick Martini
CF1Mark Canha
2Ramon Laureano
3Dustin Fowler
RF1Stephen Piscotty
DH1Khris Davis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sean Manaea
2Mike Fiers
3Trevor Cahill
4Paul Blackburn
5Brett Anderson
6Edwin Jackson
7Daniel Gossett
8Daniel Mengden
9Chris Bassitt
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Blake Treinen
2Jeurys Familia
3Lou Trivino
4Shawn Kelley
5Ryan Buchter
6Fernando Rodney
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Emilio Pagan
9Cory Gearrin
10J.B. Wendelken
11Liam Hendriks
12Frankie Montas
13Chris Hatcher
14Ryan Dull