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21 Stephen Vogt C
Height/Weight: 6-0/215 | Birthdate: 11/1/1984 | Birthplace: Visalia, CA | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Oakland | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 94/70 | Average Draft Position: 229.87
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A's C Stephen Vogt not in the lineup on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/28/2015) Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's contest against the Dodgers. Vogt had started five of the last six games, going just 3 for 22 over that span.

The Dodgers are also throwing a left-hander on the mound Tuesday, and Vogt is hitting .231 against southpaws this season. So Josh Phegley will get the start behind the plate as manager Bob Melvin looks to get another right-handed bat in the lineup.


Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt held out Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2015) Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt was not in Sunday's lineup against the Twins, the team announced.

He was replaced at catcher by Josh Phegley, who will bat seventh. Vogt is hitting .196 with one home run and four RBI in his last 13 games.


Athletics C Stephen Vogt hits 14th home run of the season


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/12/2015) Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt went 1 for 3 with a home run and two RBI in Sunday's win over the Indians.

Vogt hit a two-run blast off Indians ace Corey Kluber in the fourth inning to put his team up 2-0.

Over his last two games, Vogt has three hits, a double, a home run and two RBI.


Athletics All-Star Stephen Vogt gets a breather Friday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2015) Athletics catcher/first baseman Stephen Vogt was held out of the starting lineup Friday against the Indians. It was ther first time since June 23 he was out of the lineup and only fourth time since May 24.

The All-Star Vogt is off to a slow start offensively in July, batting .156 (5 for 32) through eight game. He has one double, one RBI, one run, one walk and three strikeouts.


AL reserves announced for 2015 MLB All-Star game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2015) The American League reserves for the 2015 MLB All-Star game were announced Monday and the following players were selected:

Catcher: Russell Martin, Blue Jays; Stephen Vogt, Athletics

First Base: Prince Fielder, Rangers; Albert Pujols, Angels (will start in place of injured Miguel Cabrera); Mark Teixeira, Yankees (replaces injured Cabrera on roster)

Second Base: Jason Kipnis, Indians

Shortstop: Jose Iglesias, Tigers

Third Base: Manny Machado, Orioles

Outfield: Jose Bautista, Blue Jays; Adam Jones, Orioles; J.D. Martinez, Tigers

Utility: Brock Holt, Red Sox

Starting Pitchers: Sonny Gray, Athletics; Felix Hernandez, Mariners; David Price, Tigers; Dallas Keuchel, Astros; Chris Sale, White Sox; Zach Britton, Orioles; Chris Archer, Rays

Relief Pitchers: Dellin Betances, Yankees; Brad Boxberger, Rays; Zach Britton, Orioles; Wade Davis, Royals; Kelvin Herrera, Royals; Darren O'Day, Orioles; Glen Perkins, Twins

The following players are eligible to be voted in during the final Fan Vote: SS Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox; OF Yoenis Cespedes, Tigers; OF Brett Gardner, Yankees; 2B Brian Dozier, Twins; 3B Mike Moustakas, Royals


Stephen Vogt in Athletics' lineup at DH


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2015) Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt is in Saturday's lineup, despite leaving Friday's game with a hand injury. 

Vogt was hit by a pitch above the wrist. X-rays were negative, and he was day-to-day. 

Vogt will get the start at DH, his third start there this season.

Josh Phegley will fill in behind the plate, getting his 28th start.  


Athletics C Stephen Vogt avoids serious injury after HBP


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/27/2015) Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt left Friday's game after being hit in the area below his right wrist, but an X-Ray revealed no broken bones, according to the team website.

"Obviously, it was painful," Vogt said, "but I'll be OK."

Vogt said he was relieved when he found out he wasn't dealing with any fractures in his hand.

"Anytime you're dealing with the small bones in the hand and the wrist it's nerve-wracking," Vogt said.


Stephen Vogt leaves game after HBP for Athletics


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2015) Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt was forced to leave the game after being hit by a pitch Friday night. 

Vogt was hit just below the right wrist, manager Bob Melvin said, per Comcast Sports Net. X-rays showed no break, but he's day-to-day. 

Vogt was hitless before leaving the game, snapping a seven-game hitting streak. 


Athletics' Stephen Vogt extends hitting streak with multi-hit game


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/25/2015) Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt extended his current hitting streak to seven games with a solid performance against the Rangers on Thursday.

Vogt went 3 for 5 with three singles and a run scored.

Over his seven-game hit streak, Vogt is hitting .500 with 14 hits, four doubles and eight RBI.


Stephen Vogt back in lineup; Ike Davis sits for A's on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/24/2015) Stephen Vogt is back in the lineup for the Athletics on Wednesday. Vogt is batting third and will be at first base for the matchup with the Rangers. He missed Tuesday's contest after receiving a cortisone shot for a sore elbow, but he was expecting to be able to return on Wednesday.

First baseman Ike Davis is getting the night off with a left-hander on the mound for the Rangers on Wednesday.


Athletics' Stephen Vogt resting with elbow issue on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/23/2015) Athletics slugger Stephen Vogt is out of the lineup for Saturday's matchup with the Rangers. Vogt had started all but one of the last 15 games for the A's. Vogt has been dealing with a bout of tennis elbow over the past month or so, and received a cortisone shot in his left elbow on Sunday. He is expected to return to the lineup on Wednesday, according to MLB.com.

"Seemed like a good time with [Monday's] off-day to take care of it," Vogt said. "Hitting, obviously I'd like to say it wasn't affecting me. Catching, it was, especially on the low pitch. I felt like it was just really painful."

He has struggled a bit over that 15-game stretch, hitting just .255 with two home runs in 51 at-bats. Ike Davis will start at first base with Josh Phegley handling the catching duties. 

"You know what? He's a tough guy, and he's been dealing with it," A's manager Bob Melvin said. "I think once he gets into the batter's box he doesn't think much about it, but there are some days that it's worse than others, some swings that are worse than others that he feels it on. It just got to a point where we had to do something about it."


Athletics' Stephen Vogt hits 13th home run of year


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2015) Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt went 2 for 4 with a walk in Friday's loss to the Angels. 

Vogt hit a solo home run in the fifth inning. He scored twice and drove in three runs in the game. 

Vogt has 10 RBI over the last five games. He recorded his 13th home run and 50th RBI. 


Stephen Vogt, Brett Lawrie back in A's lineup Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2015) Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt (soreness) and third baseman Brett Lawrie (back) returned to the starting lineup Wednesday against the Padres after sitting out Tuesday's game. Vogt hit fifth for Oakland, while Lawrie batted seventh.

Lawrie is batting .333 (15 for 45) with two home runs, three doubles, seven RBI, six runs, three walks and one stolen base in 13 June games.

Vogt is batting .136 (6 for 44) with one double, one home run, seven RBI, six runs, 10 walks and 20 strikeouts in 14 June games.


A's to rest Stephen Vogt on Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2015) Athletics manager Bob Melvin said after Monday's game that catcher Stephen Vogt is in need of a day off and he will not be in Tuesday's lineup at San Diego, reports SportsNet California.

Vogt is dealing with a variety of ailments. Prior to Monday's contest, Vogt was hitting .079 with two RBI in his last 12 games.


A's C Stephen Vogt crushes grand slam in blowout win


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2015) Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt hit a grand slam in the eighth inning of Monday night's 9-1 win over the Padres. 

Vogt finished 3 for 5 with five RBI. In addition to the grand slam, Vogt also had an RBI single in the third inning. This game snapped a four-game hitless streak for Vogt. This is the second time this season that Vogt has posted five RBI in one game. 

Vogt now has a slash line of .281/.385/.526. 


Athletics' Stephen Vogt starts second straight at first base


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2015) Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt will start at first base for the second straight game on Saturday. It will be Vogt's eighth start at first this season and third in the last six games. 

Josh Phegley gets his third straight start at catcher in Vogt's place.


A's Stephen Vogt playing first base Sunday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2015) Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt will start at first base for Sunday's game against the Red Sox

Vogt will play first as Mark Canha gets a day off. Vogt is hitting .299 this season. Canha could be available in a pinch-hitting situation. 


Stephen Vogt returns to Athletics' lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2015) Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt returned to the lineup on Saturday. 

Vogt was forced to leave Thursday's game with leg cramps and sat out Friday's contest. He returns to his spot behind the plate for the 40th time this season, batting third in the order. 


Athletics C Stephen Vogt sits out Friday's game in Boston


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2015) Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt was held out of the starting lineup Friday night against Boston. Vogt left Thursday's contest after experiencing leg cramps while chasing a foul popup. With Vogt out of the lineup, the A's have Josh Phegley behind the plate and batting seventh.

Vogt is hitting .308 (49 for 159) with 11 homers and 39 RBI on the season.


Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt leaves Thursday's game with cramp


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2015) Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt was forced to leave Thursday's game at Detroit after suffering an apparent leg injury while chasing a foul popup, reports the Bay Area News Group. After the game, the team called the issue a cramp and his status for Friday's game is undecided.

"Hopefully, it's just a one-day thing and I feel good in the morning," Vogt said, per MLB.com. "I'm usually able to bounce back fairly quickly. It's one of those things I've dealt with, and it's frustrating, but it happens."

Vogt was playing first base during the game and was 1 for 3 with two runs scored and two walks before leaving the game with the injury. He was replaced by Max Muncy at first. 

"As severe as it looked, maybe he'll just be a little sore tomorrow," manager Bob Melvin said. "Who knows? You can be pretty sore when you get it that extreme."


Josh Phegley gets rare start vs. RHP, Stephen Vogt moves to 1B


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2015) Athletics catcher Josh Phegley will receive a rare start against a right-handed pitcher on Thursday against Detroit, moving Stephen Vogt to first base, per the team's official website.

Phegley will bat eighth in the order, with Vogt remaining in the three-hole. Phegley is hitting .190 (4 for 21) against right-handers this season. He owns a .286/.339/.375 slash line with a home run and four RBI in 18 games played this season.

Vogt is hitting .310 (13 for 42) with two homers and nine RBI over his last 12 games played.

Oakland is an underdog (+102) at Detroit, per VegasInsider.com.


Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt crushes 11th home run of the season


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt went 1 for 3 at the plate in Oakland's 3-0 win over the Yankees on Sunday. Vogt did his damage in the sixth inning when he blested a two-run home run off of Adam Warren, his 11th of the season.

Vogt then produced an RBI sacrifice fly in the eighth to give Oakland an insurance run. Vogt is now hitting .322 with 38 RBI on the year.


Stephen Vogt gets two hits, RBI in Athletics' win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2015) Athletics first baseman Stephen Vogt went 2 for 3 with a walk in Friday's win over the Yankees. 

Vogt scored once and drove in a run, his 35th. He also added his sixth double of the year. 


Athletics C Stephen Vogt set to sit Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2015) Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt had not received a day off since May 15. He's getting one Saturday at Tampa Bay as Josh Phegley will squat behind the plate instead.

Vogt broke out of his slump Friday night with two hits, including a home run. It ended a 2-for-17 slide and was his first milti-hit game in two weeks.


A's catcher Stephen Vogt connects for 10th home run


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2015) The Athletics didn't have many bright spots during a 5-2 loss Friday against the Rays. However, one of the few highlights from Oakland on Friday came from catcher Stephen Vogt, who gave the A's a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning with his 10th home run.

Vogt, who leads the team with 31 RBI, has six home runs and 16 RBI in May, which are both career highs for a single month.

"Stephen has had a terrific year to this point. No question. You look at his production numbers [.309 batting average, 10 home runs, 31 RBI] and they're right up there with the league leaders," A's manager Bob Melvin said, per MLB.com.