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A's Designate Stephen Vogt for Assignment; Place Matt Chapman on DL

The Oakland A's designated catcher Stephen Vogt for assignment and placed infielder Matt Chapman on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to June 19 with left knee cellulitis, the club announced today. The A's also recalled catcher Bruce Maxwell and first baseman/outfielder Matt Olson from Triple-A Nashville.

Vogt was batting .217 with four home runs and 20 RBI in 54 games with the A's. He made 42 of his 43 starts (36 at catcher, seven at designated hitter) in games started by a right-handed pitcher and batted .229 against righties compared to .077 against lefties.

The Oakland A's designated catcher Stephen Vogt for assignment and placed infielder Matt Chapman on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to June 19 with left knee cellulitis, the club announced today. The A's also recalled catcher Bruce Maxwell and first baseman/outfielder Matt Olson from Triple-A Nashville.

Vogt was batting .217 with four home runs and 20 RBI in 54 games with the A's. He made 42 of his 43 starts (36 at catcher, seven at designated hitter) in games started by a right-handed pitcher and batted .229 against righties compared to .077 against lefties.

Vogt was a two-time American League All-Star with the A's (2015-16), hitting .261 with 18 home runs and 71 RBI in 2015 and .251 with 14 home runs and 56 RBI in 2016. He started all five games at catcher for the A's in the 2013 ALDS against Detroit and had a walk-off single to win Game 2 in Oakland. The 32-year-old left-handed hitter made his Major League debut with Tampa Bay in 2012 and has spent all or parts of the last five seasons with Oakland. He is a .251 career hitter with 49 home runs and 198 RBI in 476 games.

Chapman was recalled from Nashville last Thursday and made his Major League debut, going 3-for-14 (.214) with three RBI in four games against New York (AL). He was batting .259 with 16 home runs and 30 RBI in 48 games with the Sounds and was tied for third in the Pacific Coast League and tied for fifth in all of the minor leagues in home runs at the time of his promotion.

Maxwell joins the A's for third time this year and is batting .211 in nine games over his first two stints with Oakland. He went 2-for-5 (.400) in two starts at catcher during his first stint from April 17-19 and hit .143 in seven games during his second stay from May 4-14. Maxwell is batting .286 with two home runs and 14 RBI in 25 games with the Sounds. He hit .313 with two home runs and eight RBI in nine games with Nashville following his May 15 option, which included a stay on the disabled list from May 19 to June 13 with a strained right oblique muscle.

Olson reports to Oakland for the fourth time and is 0-for-9 with two walks in six games over his previous three stints. He was previously with the A's from April 21 to 26, June 3 to 5 and June 10 to 13. Olson is hitting .271 with 17 home runs and 43 RBI in 58 games with Nashville. He went 4-for-22 (.182) with two home runs and five RBI in seven games following his June 14 option. Olson ranks third in the Pacific Coast and tied for fourth in all of minor league baseball in home runs.

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