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Friday, September 5, 2014

Athletics Injury Update: Stephen Vogt exits with sprained ankle

By on 9/05/2014 11:15:00 AM

The Oakland A's enter a weekend series against the Houston Astros with a 79-60 record, five games behind the Los Angeles Angels in the American League West. In order to catch the Angels with 23 games remaining in the season, the A's must stay healthy. Already dealing with a few injuries, the A's will now be without catcher/first baseman Stephen Vogt for a few days due to a sprained ankle.

As reported by Susan Slusser of SFGate, Vogt slid hard into second base breaking up a double play in the fifth inning of Wednesday's game. He came up limping and stayed in the game for half an inning before leaving in the sixth inning with what the A's announced as a sprained left ankle.

Fortunately, X-rays on Vogt's ankle were negative, but he's still likely to miss a few days. Vogt has been playing right a right foot injury for a couple of months before this setback.

Vogt, in his third Major League season, is batting .303 with nine home runs and 32 RBI this season.  He hit .252 with four home runs and 16 RBI in 47 games last season. In 139 career games with the Tampa Bay Rays and A's, Vogt has a batting average of .267 with 13 home runs and 48 RBI.

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