Stephen Vogt's hands. The catcher received a cortisone shot earlier this week, but the situation shouldn't limit his playing time.
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Oakland Athletics catcher/first baseman Stephen Vogt was out of the A’s lineup on Tuesday night in Texas with what team called an ‘elbow strain’, but it isn’t expected to be a big deal.
In fact, Vogt will be in Wednesday night’s lineup at first base against the Rangers.
Joe Stiglich of CSN Bay Area mentioned on Tuesday that Vogt received a cortisone shot for his left elbow to alleviate some of the pain. What’s more, Vogt has apparently been dealing with the issue for ‘weeks’, but since it affects his non-throwing elbow it hasn’t been a factor in his defense or at the plate.
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It’s fortuitous for Oakland that Vogt’s left elbow is the one experiencing the discomfort, as his bat has been extremely valuable. Entering play Wednesday, Vogt is slashing .294/.393/.545 with 13 home runs and 51 RBIs as he tries to earn his way to his first career All-Star selection.