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Stephen Vogt | Catcher | #21

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (31) / 11/1/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Azusa Pacific
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 12 (0) / TB
Contract: view contract details

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Stephen Vogt is not in the Athletics starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Astros.
Being a day game after a night game, Vogt will take a seat and allow Josh Phegley to work behind the plate. Phegley will bat eighth against opposing right-hander Chris Devenski on Saturday. Apr 30 - 12:39 PM

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Stephen Vogt homered in his second straight game Saturday against the Royals.

Vogt hit a solo shot off Royals reliever Dillon Gee in the seventh inning. He finished 2-for-4 and is 5-for-9 with two homers in the series. The catcher is batting .297/.333/.514 through his first 11 games.
Apr 16 - 9:20 PM

Stephen Vogt is not in the A's lineup Tuesday night against the White Sox.

Josh Phegley will start behind the plate and bat seventh against White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana. Vogt isn't going to face many tough lefties this season.
Apr 5 - 5:36 PM

Stephen Vogt (elbow) admitted Tuesday that that his throwing is "not where I want it to be."

Vogt has been eased into things this spring after surgery in January to remove a bone chip from his right elbow. While his throwing is not 100 percent yet, he said it's "getting better and better" and he's been allowed to catch in back-to-back games. Vogt's workload shouldn't be affected at the start of the season.
Mar 22 - 9:21 PM

Stephen Vogt (elbow) will throw to the bases again on Saturday.

As long as everything goes well, he'll make his Cactus League debut behind the plate at some point next week. The 31-year-old is off to a strong start at the dish this spring, going 5-for-9 (.556) with a pair of homers and five RBI.
Mar 12 - 10:45 AM

Stephen Vogt had a pair of home runs in Monday's Cactus League win over the Royals.

The Royals had a split squad and didn't bring many quality arms with them, as Vogt's longballs came off of Sam Selman and Christian Binford. Still, the A's catcher will take it. Vogt started in the designated hitter spot again Monday. He's being eased in behind the plate following offseason elbow surgery.
Mar 7 - 7:59 PM

Stephen Vogt (elbow) is expected to DH in a split-squad game Friday.

Vogt was a little behind the other position players in A's camp when he arrived following January surgery to remove a bone chip from his right elbow, but he is almost completely caught up. Vogt should be 100 percent for the opening of the 2016 regular season. He posted a cool .783 OPS with 18 home runs and 71 RBI in 136 games last year.
Mar 3 - 11:15 AM

Stephen Vogt (elbow) has progressed to taking live batting practice.

Vogt had surgery in late January to remove a bone chip from a joint in his right elbow, so the Athletics are taking things slow with him in the early part of spring training. He's on track for the second week of the Cactus League schedule.
Mar 1 - 12:07 PM

The Athletics don't want to rush Stephen Vogt (elbow) back into action.

Vogt is less than one month removed from surgery to remove a bone chip from a joint in his right elbow, but he's already taking swings off a tee and underhand tosses. "I don't want to rush either," said Vogt. "I'd like to accelerate, though." The expectation is that he'll be fine for Opening Day.
Feb 24 - 2:21 PM

Stephen Vogt (elbow) took 40 swings off a tee on Monday.

Vogt's recovery from minor elbow surgery is moving rapidly. He started taking dry swings last week and has already advanced to hitting off a tee. Vogt should't have any restrictions when the regular season opens on April 4.
Feb 22 - 2:59 PM

Stephen Vogt (elbow) is ahead of schedule in his recovery from arthroscopic elbow surgery and is already taking dry swings.

Vogt had the procedure done in late January to remove a bone chip from his elbow joint. It sounds as though barring any setbacks he'll be fully recovered and ready to go well in advance of Opening Day.
Feb 20 - 12:55 PM

The Athletics announced Friday that catcher Stephen Vogt underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow.

Prior to this announcement, there had been no rumblings that surgery was even an option for the All-Star catcher. The procedure, which was performed by Dr. Jon Dickinson, removed a bone chip and performed a debridement of his elbow joint. Vogt will be sidelined for 4-6 weeks while recovering, but should be ready in time for Opening Day.
Jan 29 - 6:17 PM

Stephen Vogt is not in the Athletics' lineup Sunday.

Vogt wound up starting just 12 games since the beginning of September due to a groin injury, although he closes the campaign healthy. Bryan Anderson is catching Sunday.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 12:52:00 PM

Stephen Vogt (groin) is starting at catcher for the Athletics on Friday.

Vogt has made one start in the designated hitter spot and one at first base this week, but this is his first start behind the plate since he was hit in the groin by a foul tip on September 6. He's batting fifth versus Mike Leake and the Giants.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 05:19:00 PM

Stephen Vogt (groin) will start at first base for the Athletics on Wednesday.

The start will be the first in the field for Vogt since he was hit in the groin by a foul tip on September 6. Vogt has yet to resume catching, but that step could come as early as this weekend. Vogt is hitting .269/.348/.464 overall.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 06:15:00 PM

Depth Charts

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