Stories: D-backs conform to signal C Vogt to one-year deal


FILE PHOTO: Aug 24, 2019; Oakland, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Stephen Vogt (21) celebrates with shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) after hitting a house run throughout an MLB Gamers’ Weekend sport in opposition to the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum. Necessary Credit score: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports activities

The Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to signal two-time All-Star catcher Stephen Vogt to a one-year, $three million contract with a vesting choice for 2021, a number of media shops reported Tuesday.

The worth of the deal reportedly might rise to $7 million primarily based on the vesting clause, in keeping with The Athletic.

The profession of Vogt, who turned 35 earlier this month, appeared in jeopardy after underwent season-ending shoulder surgical procedure in 2018 whereas a member of the Milwaukee Brewers.

After intensive rehab, Vogt joined the San Francisco Giants on a minor league contract final winter and loved a stable bounce-back season. In 99 video games this previous 12 months, Vogt hit .263 with 10 dwelling runs and 40 RBIs in 280 plate appearances — marking the fourth time in his profession he has posted double digits in homers.

Vogt, a two-time All-Star with the Oakland Athletics, has a .253 profession common with 67 homers and 258 RBIs in components of seven seasons. He started his profession with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2012, moved on to Oakland (2013-17) and was claimed off waivers by Milwaukee in the course of the 2017 season.

He missed your complete 2018 season due to the shoulder damage, which he sustained in spring coaching that 12 months. An MRI examination displayed injury to the rotator cuff and labrum, resulting in a surgical procedure that Vogt feared is likely to be career-ending.

Vogt might wind up taking the place of Diamondbacks backup catcher Alex Avila, who’s presently a free agent.

—Area Degree Media