Phegley (oblique) was activated from the disabled list Friday, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports. Phegley is back at full strength, having caught nine full innings with Triple-A Nashville on several occasions in recent weeks. He has struggled to a .205/.246/.346 line in the majors this season, but Dustin Garneau has been even worse since joining Oakland, so it seems likely that Phegley will return to his normal platoon role behind the plate in Oakland.
Phegley (oblique) is set to be activated from the 10-day disabled list ahead of Friday's game against the Mariners, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Phegley said he felt great after catching nine innings in four games over the past six days, so he'll rejoin the A's ahead of their weekend series against the Mariners. Once he returns, he'll settle back into his role as Oakland's backup catcher.
Phegley (oblique) was pulled from Sunday's rehab game at Triple-A Nashville after a pitch hit his leg, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Fortunately, it doesn't seem as if Phegley suffered a serious injury during Sunday's outing. However, this could slightly delay his activation from the disabled list, as the A's had previously said that Phegley wouldn't be rushed through his rehab assignment. Until he's ready to return, Bruce Maxwell and Dustin Garneau will continue sharing time at catcher.
Phegley (oblique), who went 2-for-7 with an RBI and three strikeouts in his first two rehab games with Triple-A Nashville, won't be rushed through his rehab assignment, Christian Boutwell of MLB.com reports. "He feels good," manager Bob Melvin said. "He's going to play multiple games. It's not like it's a speed-up process and get him back here." Melvin has the luxury of making that assessment thanks in large part to the presence of both Bruce Maxwell and Dustin Garneau on the big-league roster, as both are capable backstops that can hold down the fort while Phegley gets fully recovered. The 29-year-old has already missed 22 games with his current injury and also spent seven days on the DL back in May with a concussion.
Phegley (oblique) went 1-for-3 in Triple-A Nashville's win over Memphis on Wednesday. The recovering backstop, who batted second and worked behind the plate, has been ramping up his activity for the last week, culminating in his return to game action Wednesday. Phegley is expected to log multiple games for the Sounds before being deemed ready for activation.
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