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Oakland A's catcher Stephen Vogt has surgery on right elbow

Oakland A's catcher Stephen Vogt had surgery on his right elbow on Friday, the team announced.

Oakland A's catcher Stephen Vogt had arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow, the team announced on Friday. Vogt is expected to need four-to-six weeks of recovery time. Vogt was the A's top offensive player in 2015, posting a 783 OPS and making his first trip to the All-Star Game. He hit 18 homers and played in a career-high 136 games.

Vogt threw out 32% of would-be base-stealers in 2015. He played 100 games at catcher and 25 games at first base. The other catcher on the A's 40-man roster, Josh Phegley, is coming off of a concussion that ended his 2015 season a few weeks early. Carson Blair, who finished the year on the disabled list with a knee injury, is the third catcher on the A's depth chart but he isn't on the team's 40-man roster.


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