As expected, the Oakland A’s made a roster move on Tuesday to fill the spot left by Dan Straily when he was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday.
Catcher Stephen Vogt was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento, the team announced via Twitter minutes ago.
Vogt was traded from the Tampa Bay Rays to Oakland on April 6th for cash or a player to be named later. The 28-year old played in 18 games for the Rays in 2012 but didn’t record a base hit in 25 official at-bats.
In 58 games for the River Cats this season, though, he put on quite a show: he has a line of .325/.393/.541 in 231 at-bats to go along with nine home runs and 43 RBIs.
More insight on Vogt’s stats, via Chris Biderman:
Vogt hit an absurd .438/.494/.788 in April, then cooled off in May and is back to .306/.388/.444 in June with the @RiverCats. #Athletics
— Chris Biderman (@ChrisBiderman) June 25, 2013
Since Vogt bats left-handed, it makes sense to assume that he’s been called up so John Jaso can continue to recuperate from th...