(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...
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February 19, 2014
OAKLAND - Projecting who might be catching for the Oakland A's in a few years might be as simple as looking at the minor league depth chart of the Tampa Bay Rays. Three of the A's four catchers on their 40-man roster spent time in the Rays' organization. Two - Stephen Vogt and Chris Gimenez - will be renewing a friendly rivalry as they compete for a spot on the A's 25-man roster.
Stephen Vogt triumphantly raised his right arm as he took off for first, and did it again with a celebratory whipped cream pie covering his face. Then, once more for the cheering home crowd as he left the field responsible for another improbable Oakland walkoff win.
No doubt Vogt will cherish this moment for all it was worth. Thanks to him, and fellow rookie Sonny Gray, the Athletics...
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October 06, 2013
History, Meet Stephen Vogt
Tonight in Oakland, Detroit had the chance to take a 2-0 lead in their best of five series against the A's. They had Justin Verlander on the mound, and despite a year that clearly ranks as the worst in his career, he was utterly dominant against them, as if nothing had changed in the 12 months since he ended them in the 2012 ALCS. They had the reigning...
All the A's needed was for Stephen Vogt to get seriously hurt and it appeared he did in the sixth inning on Wednesday.
With John Jaso having a concussion and Derek Norris a broken toe Vogt was the only healthy catcher on Oakland's roster so when manager Bob Melvin accompanied by assistant trainer Walt Horn hurried to check on Vogt it was a here-we-go-again moment.
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...
When Stephen Vogt arrived in Sacramento, most fans in the northern California area likely had never heard of him. Or, rather, if they had heard of him, it was from his rather inauspicious major league debut in 2012, where he went hitless in 27 plate appearances spread out over three stints with the Tampa Bay Rays. Now, however, after watching Vogt hit in a River Cat uniform for over...
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) -- Stephen Vogt hit a two-run home run to right field in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Tampa Bay Rays a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday.
Phillies starter John Lannan allowed two hits and walked one in five shutout innings, and Carlos Ruiz singled in the team's only run in the second inning.
Shelley Duncan homered in...
Friday was the deadline for Major League teams to add players to their 40 Man Roster in order to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft on Dec. 8th. The Rays added three Minor League players: C/1B/OF Stephen Vogt, RHP Alexander Colome, and RHP Wilking Rodriguez. For the next three days I will be examining each player's potential impact in 2012 and beyond. Today I take a look at Stephen Vogt.