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Stephen Vogt takes foul tip to the nuts, leaves game

Baseball is a game that can be funny at times, except if you happen to be Oakland A’s catcher and first baseman Stephen Vogt. If you’re a fan who just happened to be watching the game on TV as Vogt took a foul tip off of the family jewels, however, then baseball can sometimes be downright hilarious. In yesterday’s game against the Seattle Mariners, that was the case as Vogt...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

A's catcher Stephen Vogt takes foul tip in the groin (Video)

Oakland Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt had to leave Sunday's game in the eighth inning after taking a foul tip directly in the groin off the bat of Seattle Mariners batter Ketel Marte. Odds are 99 percent of America is having a better day than #StephenVogt...— Daily Upper Decker (@DailyUpperDeck) September 6, 2015Vogt was taken to a local hospital for tests...
Via Holdout Sports
September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Stephen Vogt takes foul tip to groin (Video)

Catching at the major league level certainly comes with its fair share of inherent potential safety hazards. Deep bruises from 95 mph fastballs, concussions from errant backswings, home plate collisions, developing bad knees from excessive crouching, and threats to your fertility. Over the weekend, A’s catcher Stephen Vogt experienced that last occupational peril in full living...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Should We Believe in Stephen Vogt?

You’ll hear it every time he steps to the plate in Oakland, a slow, building chant. If Stephen Vogt lets the at-bat go long enough, or the moment is big enough, it can be deafening: “I believe in Stephen Vogt. I believe in Stephen Vogt.” Craig Edwards pointed out that only two catchers broke out […]
Via Fangraphs
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s average April brings magnificent May

With the first month of baseball behind us, each team has roughly 23 games played to evaluate their players efforts and overall team performance. The nervous kinks and butterflies of the rookies or new season should be long gone and players should be settled into a groove for themselves. As for the Oakland Athletics, the month of April was very sporadic and plain average, moving...
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Predicting the 2015 infield starters

After a blockbuster trade with the Tampa Bay Rays, the 2015 starting infield players are finally becoming more clear. And, with spring training just around the corner, the Oakland A’s will now start to solidify their roster for the upcoming season. When looking at the infield players for the 2015 season, it is almost completely different than the lineup in 2014. The Athletics...
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Stephen Vogt expects to be ready for Opening Day

The Oakland Athletics head into the winter looking to add some finishing touches to a team that won 88-game and secured a wild card playoff spot. Although they lost in the Wild Card Game, the A's were excellent all season, ranked fourth in runs scored and third in ERA. On the injury front, Stephen Vogt should be ready for Opening Day, despite being slightly behind in his rehab...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Catching Up With: Oakland A’s Catcher Stephen Vogt

Stephen Vogt didn’t get his first taste of life in the majors until the age of 27, when he made it into 18 games for Tampa Bay. The A’s acquired him at the start of last season and called him up to the big club from Sacramento midway through the year. And with John Jaso sidelined through much of the second half, Vogt played a pivotal role in the A’s pennant run. Many were disappointed...
Via Athletics Farm
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

John Jaso, Stephen Vogt have dugout battle for playing time

After A's catcher Derek Norris was hit on the glove hand by Yangervis Solarte's back swing Sunday, it looked like he may not be able to stay in the game and would have to be replaced.So John Jaso and Stephen Vogt did what any concerned teammates would do — have a friendly battle to see who could get their gear on first. Squatting behind the plate has be be a lot more fun than...
Via The Other Paper
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

A's catcher Stephen Vogt making presence known

(Eds: Adds details, quotes.) By DON KETCHUM Associated Press At first glance, Oakland catcher Stephen Vogt appears to be lobbying for a spot on the A's opening day roster. He walks into the team's spring-training clubhouse, gets into his uniform and goes to the opposite side of the room, sitting down beside a teammate to see how he's doing. As the catchers prepare to board vans...
Via AP on Fox
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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