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.