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19 Josh Phegley C
Height/Weight: 5-10/225 | Birthdate: 2/12/1988 | Birthplace: Terre Haute, IN | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Oakland | College: Indiana | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 16/12 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Athletics C Josh Phegley records double, two RBI in win


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/3/2015) Athletics catcher Josh Phegley went 1 for 4 with a double and two RBI in Thurday's win over the Mariners.

Phegley got the scoring started on Thursday with a double in the bottom of the first inning that brought teammates Ben Zobrist and Billy Butler around to score.

Phegley is hitting .280 with five home runs and 17 RBI in 107 at-bats this season.


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.  


A's C Josh Phegley hits fifth home run of year in win


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2015) Athletics catcher Josh Phegley stayed hot at the plate by hitting another home run in Wednesday night's 8-2 win over the Rangers. 

Phegley has now crushed three home runs in his past four games. In this span, Phegley is hitting .462 with seven RBI. Against the Rangers, Phegley finished 2 for 4 with a single and two RBI. 

The home run was Phegley's fifth this season. 

For the season, Phegley has a slash line of .305/.362/.568. 


A's C Josh Phegley hits home run in win over Rangers


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2015) Athletics catcher Josh Phegley hit his fourth home run of the season in Tuesday night's 8-6 win over the Rangers. 

Phegley hit a solo bomb in the fifth inning over the left center field wall. Phegley has now hit three home runs in his past six appearances. Phegley finished Tuesday's game 2 for 4 with a double and three total RBI. 

Phegley now has a slash line of .297/.350/.538 for the season. 


A's C Josh Phegley blasts homer in loss to Padres


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2015) Athletics catcher Josh Phegley hit his third home run of the season in Thursday afternoon's loss to the Padres. 

Phegley hit a solo shot in the sixth inning for his team's only run. He finished the day 1 for 2. In his last 10 appearances, including starts and coming off the bench, Phegley is hitting .286. 

For the season, Phegley's slash line is .286/.337/.488. 


A's C/1B Stephen Vogt does sit on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/16/2015) As expected, Athletics slugger Stephen Vogt is getting the day off on Tuesday, as he has been held out of the starting lineup against the Padres. Vogt had started each of the last nine games, and has dealt with a few nagging injuries over the last couple of weeks, so manager Bob Melvin opted to give Vogt the day off.

Vogt has had a rough go if it at the plate this month, as his batting average has dropped from .322 to .281 thanks to a 6-for-43 skid at the dish. 

Josh Phegley will draw the start behind the plate with Billy Butler making just his second start at first base this season. 


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.


Josh Phegley homers in two-hit game for Athletics


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2015) Athletics catcher Josh Phegley went 2 for 4 in Friday's win over the Angels. 

Phegley hit a solo home run in the fourth inning, his second of the year, driving in his eighth run. 

Phegley added a double, his sixth of the year. 


Brett Lawrie, Josh Phegley in Athletics lineup Sunday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2015) Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie will return to the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Red Sox. 

Lawrie did enter Saturday's game as a pinch-hitter and drew a walk in the eighth inning. Catcher Josh Phegley will also get the start at catcher with Stephen Vogt manning first base instead of Mark Canha. 

Phegley is hitting .297 and Lawrie is batting .291 this season. 


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.


A's C Stephen Vogt gets a day off on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/20/2015) Following Tuesday's night game, Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt is out of the starting lineup for the team's matinee with the Astros on Wednesday. Vogt has started four straight games, will cede Wednesday's start to Josh Phegley behind the plate.

Vogt should be back in the lineup on Thursday when the team opens a four-game set with the Rays.


Athletics catcher Josh Phegley finding his role


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2015) Athletics catcher Josh Phegley knows Stephen Vogt will be the team's starter for the majority of games this season. But the young player is getting more comfortable in his role off the bench, according to CSNChicago.com.

"I can get comfortable in that role and know what my job is," Phegley said. "I'm just trying to do the best I can against left-handed starters and get a few pinch hits every now and again against lefties. I've enjoyed it. I love the team over here, a good group of guys. I know we're battling right now to get in the win column, but we have a good team and I think we still have the faith that we're going to do well."

Phegley is hitting .237 with four RBI in 38 at-bats this season.


Athletics C Josh Phegley slugs first homer in Friday loss


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2015) Athletics catcher Josh Phegley was 4-for-25 heading into Friday night, He had four one-hit games during that stretch.

He had another one-hit game against the White Sox. But there was one big difference. His one hit was a homer in the fourth inning that put his team on the board. It was his first blast of the season.

Phegley also induced his third walk in four games to improve his on-base percentage to .302.


A's catcher Stephen Vogt on the bench against lefty on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/15/2015) With a left-hander on the mound for the White Sox on Friday, Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt will be on the bench for manager Bob Melvin. Vogt has been sitting fairly regularly against left-handers, as is the case Friday.

Vogt is just 4 for 16 against left-handers this season. Josh Phegley will get the start behind the plate and bat sixth.


Athletics C Stephen Vogt gets the day off vs. Boston


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2015) Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt received the day off, which made way for Josh Phegley in the starting lineup Wednesday afternoon against Boston, per the team's official website.

Vogt homered for the fifth time in May, and is hitting .455 (5 for 11) with a double, two homers and five RBI over his last three games. He is hitting .337/.420/.673 with nine homers and 30 RBI this season.

Oakland is favored (-140) at home against the Red Sox, per VegasInsider.com.


Athletics' Stephen Vogt, Sam Fuld out of the lineup Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2015) Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt is out of the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Mariners, the team announced. 

Vogt has started five of the last seven games for Oakland and is hitting .322 with seven home runs with 25 RBI in 90 at-bats. Josh Phegley will replace him behind the plate. Center fielder Sam Fuld will also get a day off with Billy Burns drawing the start in center. Burns is hitting .286 in 28 at-bats this season.

Ike Davis will also get a break as Mark Canha will draw the start at first base. Davis has started 13 games in a row for Oakland.


C Josh Phegley in, Stephen Vogt out Thursday for Athletics


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2015) Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt will not have a chance to end a mini-slump at the plate Thursday afternoon in Minnesota unless he emerges from the bench. He is set to sit behind Josh Phegley.

Vogt is hitless in his last two games, but still owns an impressive slash line of .345/.440/.667. He slugged three homers in the two previous games.


Athletics give catcher Stephen Vogt a breather Thursday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2015) Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt will get a breather Thursday afternoon against the Angels, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Josh Phegley will be behind the plate and batting ninth.

Vogt is off to a red-hot start this season, hitting .348/.421/.606 with three doubles, one triple, four homers, 15 RBI and eight walks in 20 games. He owns a 1.027 OPS over his first 76 plate appearances.


Stephen Vogt, Ike Davis, Eric Sogard out of Athletics' lineup on Sunday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) The Athletics gave several regulars a rest for Sunday's day game. 

Catcher Stephen Vogt, first baseman Ike Davis, center fielder Sam Fuld and second baseman Eric Sogard were all out of Sunday's starting lineup. 

Josh Phegley gets the start at catcher, batting sixth in the order. Ben Zobrist will play second base, batting third. 

Mark Canha moves from left field to first base, replacing Davis. Cody Ross gets the start in left, batting fifth. 

Craig Gentry gets the call in center, batting leadoff. 


Athletics' Canha, Phegley, Ladendorf to start Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) The Athletics will use their third new lineup in as many days Wednesday against the Rangers, starting Mark Canha at first base, Josh Phegley at catcher and Tyler Ladendorf at second base, the team announced.

Canha will replace Ike Davis at first and make his first career appearance in the majors. Phegley will replace Stephen Vogt at catcher and is hitting .207 with seven home runs and 29 RBI in his career. Ladendorf will replace Eric Sogard at second and make just his third career appearance in the majors.


Athletics' Josh Phegley hoping to win starting job


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/22/2015) Athletics catcher Josh Phegley is hoping to win a starting job with his new club, according to MLB.com.

Phegley came over in the Jeff Samardzija trade during the offseason, and sees this as the first time he'll be seriously considered for the starting job. Manager Bob Melvin agreed, saying Phegley has "got a great opportunity to be that guy." 

The 27-year-old had chances at playing time with the White Sox over the past few seasons, but the club opted to go with Tyler Flowers instead. Coming over to the A's should speed up the process for Phegley. "I was extremely surprised, but very excited when I heard I was coming over here," he said. "Anytime you get traded, that team obviously wants you. Everything I've heard, all the feedback I've gotten, it looks like I've got a pretty good opportunity."

Phegley has hit .207/.221/.332 over 241 career at-bats in the majors. 


Stephen Vogt might not catch early on


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(2/8/2015) Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt, who's coming off right foot surgery, might not catch spring training games initially but will catch bullpen sessions, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. This season Vogt is expected to share time behind the plate with Josh Phegley.

Vogt batted .279 with nine homers and 35 RBI in 269 at-bats last year.


Semien among four players A's acquire in trade with White Sox


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/9/2014) The Athletics announced Tuesday they completed a six-player trade with the White Sox. The Athletics acquired infielder Marcus Semien, pitcher Chris Bassitt, catcher Josh Phegley and infielder Rangel Ravelo in exchange for pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Michael Ynoa.

Semien has hit .240 with eight home runs and 35 RBI in 85 career games for Chicago. He was considered a top-100 prospect (No. 91) by Baseball America heading into 2014. He has appeared at second base, third base and shortstop in his MLB career.

Bassitt went 1-1 with a 3.94 ERA and 1.58 WHIP in six outings (five starts) for the White Sox last season. He was 22-10 with a 2.97 ERA and 1.26 WHIP in 96 career appearances (44 starts) in the minors.

Phegley hit .207 with seven home runs and 29 RBI in 76 games over the last two seasons for Chicago. 

Ravelo hit .309 with a .473 slugging percentage, .859 OPS, 11 home runs, 37 doubles and 66 RBI in 133 games for Double-A Birmingham last season. He has a career .301/368/.424/.792 slash line. The 22-year-old Ravelo has played at both first base and third base in the minors.


White Sox add seven to active roster


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2014) The White Sox purchased the contract of outfielder Michael Taylor from Triple-A Charlotte Tuesday, one of seven roster moves made as part of September roster expansion.

The team also announced the recall of pitchers Chris Bassitt, Scott Carroll and Eric Surkam, outfielder Jordan Danks, catcher Josh Phegley and infielder Marcus Semien


White Sox send down four


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2014) Catcher Josh Phegley headlines a quartet of White Sox dispatched to minor league camp Wednesday. The others are third baseman Andy Wilkins and pitchers Andre Rienzo and Eric Surkamp.

The White Sox are woefully short behind the plate. Unproven Tyler Flowers is set as the starter and Adrian Nieto his backup, though the team has been rumored to be looking for an upgrade via trade.