Doolittle also has considerable inflammation in his shoulder and has received a PRP injection. The team will re-evaluate Doolittle at a later date before determining the next step. Doolittle had 22 saves in 2014 with 89 strikeouts and a 2.73 ERA.
“There is soreness, but there is no pain, so that’s a huge improvement for me,’’ Vogt said. “I played in pain for the last three months of the year, and that’s gone. So even with the soreness, I’m feeling good physically."
Last season, Vogt was part of a three-man rotation at catcher with John Jaso and Derek Norris. However, both players have been traded, so now Vogt will share playing time behind the plate with Josh Phegley.
“In losing Norris and Jaso, those are two friends of mine,’’ Vogt said. “We all fed off each other. So it will affect the team. On a personal level, I’m excited to get a chance to catch.’’
Vogt hit .279 with two triples, nine home runs, 10 doubles and 35 RBI in 84 games last season.
Clippard is in his final year of arbitration eligibility this offseason. The reliever was acquired from the Nationals earlier this week after posting a 2.18 ERA and 82:23 K:BB ratio in 70 1/3 innings in 2014.
The team has offered $850,000 to Abad, who posted a 1.57 ERA and 51:15 K:BB ratio in 57 1/3 innings in 2014. The team also offered $900,000 to Sogard, who hit .223/.298/.268 with one home run, 22 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 291 at-bats. Both players are in their first year of arbitration eligibility.
|2014 Team Leaders|
|AVG||Josh Donaldson , 3B||.255|
|HR||Josh Donaldson , 3B||29|
|RBI||Josh Donaldson , 3B||98|
|OBP||Josh Donaldson , 3B||.342|
|SLG||Josh Donaldson , 3B||.456|
|R||Josh Donaldson , 3B||93|
|SB||Sam Fuld , CF||21|
|W||Jon Lester , SP||16|
|ERA||Jon Lester , SP||2.46|
|WHIP||Jeff Samardzija , SP||1.07|
|K||Jon Lester , SP||220|
|SV||Sean Doolittle , RP||22|
|Full Team Statistics|
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