Coming off surgery on his right this in October, A's catcher Stephen Vogt told the Associated Press on Tuesday that expects to "be close to full go by spring training."
Pain-free #Athletics Stephen Vogt (R foot surgery) to be cleared Thu to run, hit, throw. "I should be close to full go by spring training."— Janie McCauley (@JanieMcCAP) January 13, 2015
Vogt had a producer to repair a tear in the plantar plate in his right foot on October 14, 2014. In Vogt's words, the surgery involved repairing "the connection between your toe and the foot."
With the A's trading Derek Norris and John Jaso this offseason, Stephen Vogt is expected to compete with Josh Phegley in spring training for playing time.
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The injury kept Vogt from catching during the final three months of the 2014 season.
The 30-year-old Vogt hit .351 combined over June and July, but just .186 through the rest of the regular season. But with Norris’ and Jaso's departure, Vogt again becomes a central figure at catcher.