OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics agreed to terms with catcher Stephen Vogt on a one-year contract for the 2022 season, the club announced today.
Vogt began the 2021 season with Arizona and was batting .212 in 52 games when he was traded to Atlanta on July 16. He hit .167 in 26 contests with the Braves and batted a combined .195 with seven home runs and 25 RBI in 78 games overall. The 37-year-old left-handed hitter returns to Oakland where he had the best seasons of his career from 2013-17. Vogt hit .255 with 49 home runs and 198 RBI in 458 games with the A’s and was named to the American League All-Star team in 2015 and 2016. He reached the postseason twice with the A’s and had the walk-off RBI single in Game 2 of the 2013 ALDS against Detroit. Vogt is a .244 career hitter with 75 home runs and 290 RBI in 724 games in nine seasons in the majors, which also includes stops in Tampa Bay (2012), Milwaukee (2017), San Francisco (2019), Arizona (2020-21) and Atlanta (2021).