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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
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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

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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

Josh Phegley clubbed his second home run of the season in a losing effort against the Yankees on Saturday afternoon.

His solo shot off of C.C. Sabathia in the seventh inning pulled the A's to within a run at 3-2, but that would be as close as they would get. Phegley finished the afternoon 2-for-4 and is now hitting .250/.263/.429 with a pair of homers and six RBI in his limited action this season.
Sat, May 27, 2017 04:26:00 PM

Athletics activated C Josh Phegley from the 7-day concussion disabled list.

He missed the minimum seven days. Bruce Maxwell is still on the roster, so it appears the A's will go with three catchers for a while.
Fri, May 12, 2017 02:02:00 PM

Josh Phegley (concussion) is on track to be activated on Friday.

That's the first day he's eligible to return from the 7-day concussion disabled list. Bruce Maxwell will return to Triple-A Nashville after filling in as Oakland's backup catcher.
Tue, May 9, 2017 08:13:00 PM

Josh Phegley (concussion) will catch in an extended spring training game on Monday.

He's eligible to return from the 7-day concussion disabled list Thursday and it sounds like he should be ready at that time. Phegley will go back to getting starts versus lefties when he's ready.
Sun, May 7, 2017 02:39:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Bruce Maxwell
2Josh Phegley
3Dustin Garneau
1B1Matt Olson
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Chad Pinder
3Steve Lombardozzi
SS1Marcus Semien
2Franklin Barreto
3B1Matt Chapman
2Renato Nunez
LF1Matt Joyce
2Mark Canha
CF1Boog Powell
2Jake Smolinski
3Dustin Fowler
4Ramon Laureano
5Slade Heathcott
RF1Stephen Piscotty
2Anthony Garcia
3Nick Martini
DH1Khris Davis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Kendall Graveman
2Sean Manaea
3Andrew Triggs
4Jharel Cotton
5Paul Blackburn
6Daniel Mengden
7Daniel Gossett
8Heath Fillmyer
9Lou Trivino
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Blake Treinen
2Ryan Dull
3Liam Hendriks
4Santiago Casilla
5Yusmeiro Petit
6Chris Hatcher
7Daniel Coulombe
8Emilio Pagan
9Frankie Montas
10Raul Alcantara
11Eric Jokisch
12Jarret Martin
13Simon Castro