Phegley (knee) was swinging the bat Tuesday and has begun participating in baseball activities again, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Phegley still needs more time before beginning his rehab assignment, but this news is a positive start for the 28-year-old catcher. He underwent minor knee surgery July 5, and could be back with the team around the start of August if things continue to progress well.
Phegley (knee) is progressing well and could start baseball activities next week, the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser reports. He underwent surgery on July 5 to remove a cruciate ligament cyst from his right knee, and so far the recovery is going well. He could rejoin the A's in late July or early August, returning to his backup catcher role.
Phegley underwent surgery Tuesday to remove a cruciate ligament cyst from his right knee, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. An estimated recovery timetable was not immediately offered up, but team trainer Nick Paparesta said the procedure was "about as minor as knee surgery can be." Matt McBride was summoned to replace Phegley on the roster and should see most of the starts against left-handed pitching.
Phegley (knee) was placed on the 15-day DL on Sunday. The Athletics have already diagnosed Phegley with a strained right knee, but according to Joe Stiglich of CSN California, manager Bob Melvin has expressed some concern that surgery might be a possibility for the backstop. Phegley recently underwent an MRI, but until the results are made available, we won't have a clear idea on his return timetable. Matt McBride was recalled from Triple-A Nashville in a corresponding move, and he'll replace Phegley as the top backup to Stephen Vogt behind the plate.
Phegley is expected to go on the disabled list with right knee soreness, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. This is the same knee that landed Phegley on the disabled list back in May. At that time, he received a cortisone shot and had been feeling good since, but the knee started to bother him Saturday.