Vogelbach, who went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Triple-A Tacoma's 8-3 loss to Reno on Wednesday, is slashing .286/.396/.472 with eight homers and 34 RBI over 192 plate appearances with the Rainiers.
Vogelbach has generated encouraging results during his stints at the minor-league level this season, posting a tolerable 19.1 percent strikeout rate and 14 extra-base hits in addition to his aforementioned line. His overall numbers are a notable improvement over his brief stay with the big-league club earlier in the season, during which Vogelbach hit just .176 over 20 plate appearances. However, given the recent improvement demonstrated by Vogelbach's former first-base platoon mate Danny Valencia, it appears that the former will continue getting his reps at the Triple-A level for the time being.
Vogelbach was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Monday.
Vogelbach only appeared in one game with the big club before being sent back to Tacoma, going 1-for-3 in Sunday's loss to the White Sox. The 24-year-old will continue to fine tune his swing at Triple-A while the Mariners stick with Danny Valencia and Taylor Motter at first base for the time being. The move clears room for Robinson Cano (calf) to be activated from the disabled list Tuesday.
Vogelbach was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma and is playing first base and batting seventh during Sunday's game against the White Sox.
With starting first baseman Danny Valencia dealing with a sore wrist, the Mariners have elected to promote Vogelbach in order to provide some insurance at first base. The 24-year-old recorded two hits over his 14 at-bats during his first stint with the big-league club earlier this season.
Vogelbach was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.
The 24-year-old failed to impress during his brief stay with the big club, collecting just two hits (both singles) while striking out four times in 14 at-bats. Vogelbach told the News Tribune that his "timing is off a little bit," but he felt he was seeing pitches well. It appears the Mariners are content to go with a combination of Danny Valencia and Taylor Motter at first base for the time being.
Vogelbach is not in the lineup Saturday against the Indians, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.
After going 2-for-12 (.167) in his first four games with the Mariners this season, Vogelbach will take a breather to clear his head. Danny Valencia will bat sixth and take over at first base in his stead.
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