Catcher Stephen Vogt agrees to minor league deal with Giants




  • In Sports/Baseball
  • 2019-02-11 16:04:47Z
  • By JANIE McCAULEY (AP Baseball Writer)
Catcher Stephen Vogt agrees to minor league deal with Giants
Catcher Stephen Vogt agrees to minor league deal with Giants  

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Free agent catcher Stephen Vogt is returning to the Bay Area, agreeing to a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants.

Vogt shared the news in a text message Monday, when he was en route to the club's spring training complex in Scottsdale, Arizona. Pitchers and catchers report Wednesday.

New Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi said Friday he was still seeking depth at the catcher position behind Buster Posey, who is recovering from season-ending right hip surgery.

The 34-year-old had surgery on his troublesome right shoulder last May and didn't play for Milwaukee last year. He says he feels great now and is throwing, but throwing from the catcher's crouch remains a step he must complete.

A career .251 hitter with 57 homers and 218 RBIs through parts of six major league seasons, Vogt played for Oakland from 2013 through part of '17.

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