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Stephen Vogt | First Baseman

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/1/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Friday that Stephen Vogt (foot) won't catch at the beginning of the Cactus League schedule.
That's been the anticipation. Vogt also will not play first base or the outfield at all during spring training as he works his way back from foot surgery. However, the A's are just being cautious here, as they fully expect him to be ready for Opening Day. Vogt is set to serve as the club's primary catcher in 2015. Feb 20 - 12:30 PM

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Stephen Vogt (foot) could initially be held out of catching during Cactus League games this spring.

Vogt is working his way back from foot surgery and might be limited to catching bullpen sessions for a while. He's at the top of the Athletics' depth chart at catcher, so obviously he can't wait too long before catching in games. Vogt isn't known for his defense behind the plate and figures to see a good amount of playing time at positions other than catcher in 2015.
Feb 8 - 1:32 PM

Stephen Vogt had the walking boot removed from his surgically-repaired right foot Thursday.

Vogt had surgery in October to repair the plantar plates in his foot. It's an injury he dealt with throughout the second half of the season and he noted Thursday that it's the first time since July he can put a shoe on his right foot and walk without any pain. Vogt will be fine for the start of spring training.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 06:26:00 PM

Stephen Vogt underwent successful foot surgery on Tuesday.

Vogt had surgery to repair the plantar plates in his right foot, which he tore around midseason. He also had some scar tissue removed during the procedure. He'll need six-to-eight weeks to recover, which gives him plenty of time to be ready to go by spring training.
Wed, Oct 15, 2014 08:39:00 PM

Stephen Vogt is scheduled to undergo foot surgery October 14.

Vogt suffered a plantar plate tear toward the end of the 2014 regular season and also battled a left ankle sprain throughout September. The 29-year-old should be ready for the beginning of spring training.
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 05:20:00 PM

Stephen Vogt is expected to have surgery to repair a plantar plate tear in his foot.

Vogt will get a second opinion, but surgery seems likely. Vogt is expected to be ready for the start of spring training.
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 07:13:00 PM

Stephen Vogt (ankle) returned to action on Friday, drawing a pair of walks and scoring a run in a victory over the Phillies.

He finished the night 0-for-2. Vogt had been on the shelf for the past two weeks due to a sprained left ankle. He should be in there on most days for the remainder of the regular season.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 04:56:00 AM

Stephen Vogt is back in the Athletics' lineup Friday.

It will be his first start in over two weeks, as Vogt has been nursing a sprained left ankle. The's A's are desperate for offense right now, so if he hits, Vogt will play even if he might not be 100 percent yet.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 05:53:00 PM

Stephen Vogt (ankle) is out of the A's starting lineup again on Thursday versus the Rangers.

Vogt hasn't started in over two weeks because of a sprained left ankle. He was able to pinch-hit Wednesday, but Billy Burns pinch-ran for Vogt after he drew a walk in the bottom of the eighth inning.
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 01:20:00 PM

Stephen Vogt (ankle) drew a walk as a pinch-hitter in Wednesday night's loss to the Rangers.

But he then had to be pinch-run for by Billy Burns. Vogt hasn't started a game in two weeks due to a sprained left ankle. He should be getting pretty close.
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 04:58:00 AM

Stephen Vogt (ankle) will try running and cutting during batting practice Wednesday.

If all goes well, he could be available to pinch hit. Vogt hasn't played in two weeks due to a sprained left ankle.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 07:05:00 PM

Stephen Vogt (ankle) took batting practice Tuesday.

It came after he did some running Monday, though he's yet to be cleared to run the bases. He's encouraged by how his sprained left ankle has responded and could be available to pinch-hit in a few days.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 06:36:00 PM

Stephen Vogt (ankle) is unlikely to be ready to return for Tuesday's series opener against the Rangers.

Vogt has been able to take swings in the batting cages in recent days, but is still bothered too much by his sore ankle to run the bases at full strength. Even if he does return at some point next week, he is likely to play only sporadically which makes it difficult to trust him in weekly formats.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 10:07:00 PM

Stephen Vogt (ankle) might be available at some point during the Athletics' September 16-24 homestand.

Vogt took some swings in the batting cage Wednesday but is still bothered by a sprained left ankle. He hasn't played since September 3 and can't be counted on for the rest of the season. "It was a pretty significant sprain," manager Bob Melvin said.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Stephen Vogt (ankle) will not play in any of the team's three games against the Astros over the weekend.

Vogt is considered day-to-day with his sprained left ankle, but it appears as though it's a bit more serious than initially anticipated. Fantasy owners shouldn't expect him back until sometime next week.
Fri, Sep 5, 2014 07:05:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
3Bryan Anderson
1B1Ike Davis
2Mark Canha
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Eric Sogard
SS1Marcus Semien
2Tyler Ladendorf
3Andy Parrino
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Renato Nunez
3Alden Carrithers
LF1Sam Fuld
2Craig Gentry
3Jason Pridie
CF1Coco Crisp
2Billy Burns
RF1Josh Reddick
2Alex Hassan
DH1Billy Butler
2Nate Freiman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Scott Kazmir
3Jesse Hahn
4Drew Pomeranz
5Kendall Graveman
6Chris Bassitt
7Sean Nolin
8Jarrod Parker
9A.J. Griffin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Tyler Clippard
3Ryan Cook
4Eric O'Flaherty
5Dan Otero
6Fernando Abad
7Jesse Chavez
8Evan Scribner
9R.J. Alvarez
10Brad Mills
11Kevin Whelan
12Eury de la Rosa
13Taylor Thompson
14Fernando Rodriguez