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Athletics activate Stephen Vogt from family medical leave list

The Oakland Athletics have reinstated catcher Stephen Vogt from the family medical leave list and optioned 31-year-old Matt McBride to Triple-A Nashville. Oakland placed Vogt on the list due to an undisclosed family issue Saturday. By rule, he had to miss at least three days, so the Athletics are activating him at the earliest possible […] The post Athletics activate Stephen Vogt...
Via Today's Knuckleball
3 days ago

A’s place Stephen Vogt on Family Medical Leave list

The Oakland Athletics have moved their All-Star catcher, Stephen Vogt, onto the Family Medical Leave List. Vogt caught all 13 innings of Oakland’s 1-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays yesterday. Vogt, who is 31 years old, has been remarkably durable behind the plate, ranking 12th overall among catchers in total innings at the position […] The post A’s place Stephen Vogt on Family...
Via Today's Knuckleball
6 days ago

Vogt goes on family leave; A's call up Maxwell

The A's placed catcher Stephen Vogt on the family medical leave list on Saturday and called up Bruce Maxwell from Triple-A Nashville.
Via Athletics.com
6 days ago

WATCH: Umpire takes foul tip by Joc Pederson to the bad place

Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson has such brute strength that even his bunt attempts have the power to inflict maximum pain. Home plate umpire David Rackley learned that lesson the hard way on Sunday. Rackley was working behind the dish in the fifth inning of the series finale between the Dodgers and the Padres when he caught a rogue foul bunt attempt by Pederson right in the oysters...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Vogt homers twice in Athletics' split-squad win over Royals

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Stephen Vogt hit a pair of home runs and drove in four and the Oakland Athletics beat a Kansas City Royals split squad 6-4 on Monday. Vogt, who underwent elbow surgery about six weeks ago, had been taking batting practice for a week and has been used exclusively as a designated hitter. Mike Moustakas hit a two-run shot for the Royals, who were limited to four...
Via Associated Press
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

A's catcher Stephen Vogt progressing from elbow surgery

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Stephen Vogt is shagging balls in the outfield, catching bullpens again and looking mobile running through agility drills on the side. Not many signs that he is limited as spring training began Sunday for the Athletics. Vogt is pushing the pace in his rehab from elbow surgery last month, and that comes as no surprise to anyone who knows the Oakland catcher and...
Via Associated Press
February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

A's catcher Stephen Vogt undergoes minor elbow surgery

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow that is expected to be fully healed by opening day. The team said the procedure was performed by Dr. Jon Dickinson at Presidio Surgical Center in San Francisco on Friday morning. Vogt had dead tissue removed from the elbow joint as well as a bone chip. Vogt said during FanFest...
Via Associated Press
January 29, 2016  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
May 01, 2015  |  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 Associated Press
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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