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Athletics' Stephen Vogt: Concludes career with homer
Vogt went 1-for-2 with a walk, two runs scored and a solo home run Wednesday against the Angels.
Vogt led off the seventh inning with a home run, his seventh of the season. It was a nice moment to conclude Vogt's career, as he's set to retire after racking up 2,598 plate appearances across 10 seasons. He ended his final campaign with a .161/.241/.321 line to go along with 18 runs scored and 23 RBI.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Stephen Vogt: Empties bases with triple
Vogt went 1-for-4 with a three-run triple and a run in a loss to the Mariners on Thursday.
The veteran, who'd just announced he'll be retiring at the end of the season, promptly delivered his first triple of the season with the bases loaded in the third inning to erase a 3-0 deficit. Vogt's timely three-bagger snapped an 0-for-14 slump that had encompassed his previous seven games, and it afforded him his first RBI since Sept. 10.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Stephen Vogt: Retiring after season
Vogt announced Thursday he will retire at the end of the 2022 season.
The 37-year-old catcher, who has started seeing more time at first base and designated hitter, has logged over eight full years of MLB service time across 10 total seasons. Vogt has a career .239/.302/.406 slash line with 81 home runs and a 3.4 fWAR over 785 games. It is fitting that he is currently a member of the A's, as that's where he played for roughly half his career, including his peak seasons in 2014 and 2015. He was known for being an excellent clubhouse presence and being great at working with younger players, so perhaps he will have a future in player development.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Stephen Vogt: Sitting Friday
Vogt isn't in the lineup for Friday's game against Houston.
Vogt will be on the bench for the third time in the last four games. The 37-year-old has seen most of his action at DH lately, but he's batting just .150 (3-for-20) in September.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Stephen Vogt: Retreats to bench
Vogt isn't in the lineup Wednesday against the Rangers.
Although right-hander Dane Dunning is on the mound for Texas on Wednesday, Vogt will sit for a second consecutive game. Dermis Garcia is starting at first base and batting sixth.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Stephen Vogt: Sits against lefty
Vogt is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rangers.
Vogt has been seeing an increase in playing time at first base and designated hitter over the past week, but he will sit out Tuesday against southpaw Cole Ragans. Dermis Garcia will take his place at first base and bat fifth in the order.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Stephen Vogt: Opportunities picking up
Vogt will serve as Oakland's designated hitter and No. 6 batter in Sunday's game against the White Sox.
Vogt will be making his fourth start in five games and appears to have at least temporarily settled into a near-everyday role at the expense of Dermis Garcia, who is sitting for the third contest in a row. Since the All-Star break, Vogt owns a modest .644 OPS, so it wouldn't be surprising if his run of steady playing time proves to be short-lived.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Stephen Vogt: Multi-hit effort in loss
Vogt went 2-for-3 with a RBI double in a loss to Atlanta on Wednesday.
Vogt's first-inning double brought home Vimael Machin to open the scoring on the night. The 37-year-old has shown signs of life at the plate recently despite intermittent playing time, hitting .333 (9-for-27) with a trio of two-baggers, a home run and six RBI across his last 11 games. His left-handed swing and ability to fill in at catcher, first base and designated hitter all open up a solid amount of paths to starts, but the Athletics' interest in evaluating young players should continue to cap Vogt's game appearances the rest of the way.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Stephen Vogt: Comes through with game-tying homer
Vogt entered Saturday's extra-innings win over the Yankees as a pinch hitter in the bottom of the 10th inning and hit a game-tying two-run home run.
Vogt stepped into the batter's box in Jonah Bride's stead with one out and Chad Pinder on third base, and the veteran delivered a 395-foot shot to right off a 1-0 changeup from reliever Ron Marinaccio. The blast tied the game at 2-2 and extended a brief but encouraging spell of offensive success for Vogt, who's now 4-for-13 with Saturday's homer, four RBI, two walks, a hit-by-pitch and two runs in his last five games.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Stephen Vogt: Rare multi-hit effort Tuesday
Vogt went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a run in a loss to the Marlins on Tuesday.
The struggling veteran offered some rare offensive production that included only his second multi-hit effort of the season, the first having come back on June 11. Vogt drew the start at first base Tuesday, but he's made the overwhelming majority of his appearances at either catcher or designated hitter while logging only sporadic playing time overall.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Stephen Vogt: Hits fifth home run
Vogt went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in a 4-2 win over the Astros on Wednesday.
Vogt got the start Wednesday with Oakland's No. 1 catcher Sean Murphy taking the day off. The veteran backstop teamed up with Stephen Piscotty for back-to-back solo shots off Cristian Javier in the second inning. Vogt has played in 33 games this season and is slashing .153/.227/.329 in 85 at-bats.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Stephen Vogt: Clutch as in-game replacement
Vogt entered Sunday's win over the Astros as a pinch hitter in the top of the sixth inning and remained in the game at first base, going 1-for-1 with an RBI sacrifice fly and a run-scoring single.
The veteran is on pace for his third straight season with a sub-.200 batting average, but Sunday brought him a rare taste of offensive success. Vogt made clutch contributions in each of his two plate appearances, with his sixth-inning sacrifice fly bringing home Seth Brown to knot the game at 3-3. The 37-year-old then followed up with an eighth-inning single that plated Chad Pinder with what would prove to be the game-winning run. Five of Vogt's nine RBI this season have come in the last six games.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Stephen Vogt: Goes deep in win
Vogt went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a sacrifice fly in Monday's 5-1 win over the Blue Jays.
Vogt opened the scoring with a sac fly in the first inning, and his sixth-inning solo shot was the last run in the contest. He's seen inconsistent playing time since returning from a knee injury in June, and he's hit just .200 (9-for-45) in that span. The veteran catcher owns a .169/.242/.373 slash line with four homers, six RBI and eight runs scored through 66 plate appearances as backup to the Athletics' top catcher, Sean Murphy.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Stephen Vogt: Loses time with Lowrie's return
Vogt is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Royals, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Vogt recently had a stretch of five consecutive starts -- four of which came as a designated hitter -- but he's expected to see most of his time behind the plate moving forward after top DH Jed Lowrie rejoined the lineup Saturday. Lowrie will start again Sunday, leaving no room in the lineup for Vogt once again.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Stephen Vogt: Five-game starting streak ends
Vogt is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Red Sox, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Vogt had started each of Oakland's last five games, serving as a designated hitter on four occasions while top DH Jed Lowrie has been sidelined with wrist and shoulder injuries. Lowrie remains out of the lineup Thursday, but with southpaw Rich Hill on the bump for Boston, the lefty-hitting Vogt will retreat to the bench.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Stephen Vogt: Pops third homer Tuesday
Vogt went 1-for-1 with a solo home run and two walks in a loss to the Red Sox on Tuesday.
Vogt spared the Athletics from the ignominy of a shutout with his eighth-inning blast off Nick Pivetta, the veteran's third round tripper of the season. Two of those homers have come in the last three games, a span during which Vogt is 4-for-8 with two walks, a hit by pitch and three total runs.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Stephen Vogt: Nabs fourth straight start
Vogt will serve as the Athletics' designated hitter and No. 7 hitter in Tuesday's game against the Red Sox, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Vogt will stay in the lineup for the fourth game in a row and is receiving his third turn as a DH during that stretch while Jed Lowrie continues to nurse a wrist injury. The 37-year-old has gone 3-for-11 with a solo home run during the past three games, with all three of his hits coming in Saturday's 10-5 win over the Guardians.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Stephen Vogt: Solo homer in win
Vogt went 3-for-3 with a solo home run and an additional run scored in Saturday's victory over the Guardians.
Vogt launched a solo shot in the eighth inning after scoring on a throwing error in the seventh. This was the catcher's third game back after spending time on the IL for a sprained MCL. He went hitless in his first two games back but made up for it with three hits in Saturday's game. Perhaps Vogt will continue to improve as he gets more time at the plate.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Stephen Vogt: Back from injured list
Vogt (knee) was activated off the injured list Tuesday, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Vogt had been sidelined by a sprained right knee since late April. He didn't have time to make a meaningful impact before getting hurt, going 1-for-14 with a homer in limited action. He'll serve as Sean Murphy's backup behind the plate going forward.... See More ... See Less
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