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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. 1) / CWS
Contract: view contract details

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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. Aug 23 - 7:32 PM

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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.
Aug 19 - 9:42 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.
Aug 14 - 10:09 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.
Aug 7 - 1:08 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.
Jul 16 - 2:58 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.
Jul 5 - 6:24 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.
Jul 3 - 12:48 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.
Jul 2 - 11:01 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.
Jun 16 - 5:21 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.
Jun 15 - 2:01 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.
May 27 - 4:11 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
3Bruce Maxwell
1B1Danny Valencia
2Yonder Alonso
2B1Chad Pinder
2Max Muncy
3Arismendy Alcantara
4Tyler Ladendorf
5Eric Sogard
SS1Marcus Semien
3B1Ryon Healy
LF1Khris Davis
2Mark Canha
3Brett Eibner
CF1Coco Crisp
2Sam Fuld
RF1Jake Smolinski
2Andrew Lambo
DH1Billy Butler
Starting Pitcher
S1Sonny Gray
2Kendall Graveman
3Sean Manaea
4Jesse Hahn
5Chris Bassitt
6Felix Doubront
7Henderson Alvarez
8Andrew Triggs
9Ross Detwiler
Relief Pitcher
R1Ryan Madson
2Sean Doolittle
3John Axford
4Liam Hendriks
5Marc Rzepczynski
6Fernando Rodriguez
7Ryan Dull
8Chris Smith
9Daniel Coulombe
10Jarrod Parker
11Zach Neal
12J.B. Wendelken