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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%: 1/1 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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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.


Tyler Flowers wins starting catcher job


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2014) White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Sunday that Tyler Flowers will be his starting catcher this season "unless something drastically changes," MLB.com reports.

"I'm glad they recognize I'm healthy and I've been working hard to get to this point," Flowers said Monday. "It was kind of questionable in my mind for a little bit during the offseason, 'Can I be ready for the season?' Not to be a starter or anything but can I be ready just to play, I guess I'm proud of myself in that respect, but it's still a long road."

Flowers has batted .231 with one home run and three RBI in 11 games this spring. Josh Phegley, Adrian Nieto and Hector Gimenez will compete for backup duties.


Josh Phegley sitting Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2013) White Sox catcher Josh Phegley is not in the team's starting lineup Thursday against the Orioles.

Phegley will be replaced by Bryan Anderson behind the plate. He's hitting .211/.219/.322 in 152 at-bats. 


Josh Phegley drives home two runs


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2013) White Sox catcher Josh Phegley drove in two runs in a 6-2 win over the Tigers.

Phegley went 2 for 4 in the game and had RBI singles in the fifth and eighth innings.

The backstop scored a run and is batting .221. He has 13 runs driven in on the season for Chicago.


Josh Phegley sits Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2013) White Sox catcher Josh Phegley is not in the team's starting lineup Thursday against the Tigers.

Phegley will be replaced by Tyler Flowers, who will hit ninth against Justin Verlander. Phegley has received the bulk of the playing time since his callup. He's hitting .261/.255/.522 in 46 at-bats. 


Josh Phegley makes quiet return


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2013) White Sox catcher Josh Phegley returned to action Friday night against the Braves.

Phegley endured a quiet night at the plate as he finished 0 for 3 with a run scored in a 6-4 defeat. He is hitting .226 with three homers and nine RBI through 31 at-bats since joining the team from the minors.

Josh Phegley returns to the lineup


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2013) White Sox catcher Josh Phegley is back in the lineup for Friday's game against Atlanta, the club announced.

Phegley suffered a hand injury in Sunday's first-half finale and was questionable. Between negative X-rays and his presence in Friday's lineup, he should be free of any lingering concerns. Phegley is 7 for 29 (.241) with three home runs in his first eight career games.


X-rays come back negative for Josh Phegley


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/14/2013) White Sox catcher Josh Phegley underwent X-rays following Sunday's game, which came back negative, according to MLB.com.

Phegley left in the ninth inning with a finger injury. He's expected to return to begin the second half of the season Friday against the Braves. Phegley is hitting .241 with three homers and nine RBI in 29 at-bats since joining the White Sox from the minors.

Josh Phegley exits game with finger injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/14/2013) White Sox catcher Josh Phegley tied the game in the top of the ninth inning Sunday at Philadelphia before leaving the game in the bottom of the inning with a finger injury. Phegley tied the game at 3 with an RBI single, but he was pulled later in the inning after getting hit with a foul tip.

Television replays showed a red mark above Phegley's right index finger, according to the Chicago Tribune. He was 2 for 4 with a double before leaving the game. It was his first multi-hit game and first double of his career.


Josh Phegley clears the bases


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2013) White Sox catcher Josh Phegley hit a grand slam against the Tigers Thursday.

Phegley was able to clear the bases against Anibal Sanchez in the sixth inning. He finished 1 for 5. Phegley is hitting .200 in five games. 


Josh Phegley returns to lineup


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2013) White Sox catcher Josh Phegley has returned to the starting lineup Thursday against the Tigers.

Phegley has been starting the majority of the club's games since his promotion but was replaced by Tyler Flowers Wednesday. Phegley is hitting .200/.188/.600 through four games.