Vogt (COVID-19) arrived at spring training Thursday, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.
Vogt's arrival at camp was delayed by just over a week after he tested positive for COVID-19 during intake testing. Given his fairly brief absence, the 36-year-old should not be at serious risk of missing Opening Day. He has plenty of time to prepare for the start of the season and should serve as Arizona's No. 2 catcher to begin the year.
Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said Wednesday that Vogt has yet to report to spring training due to a positive COVID-19 test result, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.
Lovullo didn't indicate whether Vogt was experiencing any symptoms of the virus, but in any event, he'll remain in quarantine until he clears all COVID-19-related protocols. Assuming he's able to make a full recovery ahead of Opening Day, Vogt projects to serve as the Snakes' No. 2 catcher behind Carson Kelly.
Vogt isn't in Tuesday's lineup against the Dodgers.
Vogt will sit for a second consecutive game in Tuesday's series opener against the Dodgers. Carson Kelly will start at catcher.
Vogt is not in the lineup Sunday against the Giants.
Vogt and Carson Kelly have alternate starts behind the plate over the past five games, and that trend continues after Vogt started Saturday and went 0-for-3 with one strikeout.
Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said Vogt and starter Carson Kelly will have an even split behind the plate, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
Vogt started Friday, his fifth start in the last seven games, but the manager envisions a more equitable split going forward. "It's going to probably flatten out and be 50/50," Lovullo said. "I just was sorting through that and going through some of the matchups that I liked, and I think there's a lot of familiarity between a pitcher and a catcher that works for both. So, I'll try to continue those relationships, but I also have to be mindful of offensive matchups, and I want to put our catchers in the best position to have a good offensive game as well." Vogt is slashing .188/.250/.406, which is slightly better than Kelly's .167/.268/.278.
Vogt went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a sacrifice fly in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Padres.
Vogt tied the game by knocking in Starling Marte with a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning. Vogt then added a critical insurance run with his sixth-inning solo shot. It was his first homer of the year, to go with four RBI, two runs scored and a .250 batting average in eight games.
Vogt went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts in Saturday's 5-1 loss to the Padres.
Vogt was the batterymate for Robbie Ray, but it's uncertain if he's a personal catcher for the left-hander. He was the lone change in the lineup from the first to the second game, replacing Carson Kelly, and batted seventh in the order before he was pinch hit for by Kevin Cron in the seventh inning. Kelly is expected to catch the bulk of games this season.
Vogt is expected to serve as the top backup to starter Carson Kelly, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
The Diamondbacks submitted four catchers to the player pool with Kelly and Vogt the expected duo that sticks on the active roster. Vogt had a career-best .804 OPS in 2019 and whacked double-digit home runs for a fourth consecutive season. Prospect Daulton Varsho and veteran John Hicks are also in summer camp.
Vogt is considered a lock to make the Diamondbacks' roster, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports. He's batted .391 (9-for-23) with four extra-base hits and three runs scored over eight spring appearances.
Vogt has managed double-digit home runs each of his last four seasons, but he may not get the amount of playing time he did in those years, when he appeared in at least 99 games each time. He's expected to serve as the backup to Carson Kelly, but Vogt does have experience receiving staff ace Madison Bumgarner, with whom he played in 2019 as a member of the Giants.
Vogt was behind the plate for Madison Bumgarner's start Thursday and went 1-for-2 in a loss to the Reds.
Vogt played in San Francisco last season with Bumgarner, so having him catch Arizona's ace was likely due to the pair's familiarity. Bumgarner has stated that he doesn't require a personal catcher and would be comfortable throwing to anyone, including the Diamondbacks' starting catcher, Carson Kelly. It could work out that Vogt catches the majority of his games, though, as Arizona manager Torey Lovullo will be careful not to put too much work on Kelly.
Vogt signed a one-year contract with the Diamondbacks on Tuesday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
The 35-year-old hit .263/.314/.490 with 10 home runs and 40 RBI over 99 games with the Giants in 2019. He should play a sizable role for the Diamondbacks next season after Carson Kelly struggled behind the plate last year.
Vogt went 2-for-4 with a pair of stolen bases in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Rockies.
Vogt caught the Rockies napping with a steal in the second inning, and he tested his luck again (successfully) in the seventh. The slow-moving catcher doubled his career steal total in just one night. Any fantasy manager desperate enough to play him should enjoy the unexpected surprise, as the 34-year-old may not provide many more -- if any -- stolen bags. Vogt can be relied upon for his solid bat (.264/.311/.492 with 10 homers) as a backup catcher.
Vogt went 1-for-3 with a walk, four RBI and two runs scored Wednesday against the Red Sox.
Vogt took Jhoulys Chacin deep in the first inning for his 10th home run of the season. That was the highlight of his big performance, though he added two more RBI with a sacrifice fly and a fielder's choice later in the game. While he's gotten more consistent at-bats with the injury to Buster Posey (back) and the availability of the designated hitter, Posey is expected to return to the lineup Thursday, the same day the Giants will wrap up interleague play. The end result could be less consistent playing time for Vogt to close the campaign.
Vogt went 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and four RBI in the Giants' 5-4 win over the Pirates on Tuesday.
Vogt drove in four of his team's five runs for the game, smacking a two-run single in the first inning before adding a two-run homer in the fifth. The veteran only has 215 at-bats this season, but he's done well with them, posting a .274/.326/.516 slash line with nine homers, 21 doubles, a pair of triples and 35 RBI.
Vogt went 2-for-4 with a stolen base in Saturday's 1-0 win over the Dodgers.
The steal was Vogt's first since 2014, and he had been caught stealing on his previous four attempts. He was also one of two players to record multiple hits in the low-scoring contest, the other being Dodgers catcher Will Smith. Vogt is now hitting .270/.323/.502 over 211 at-bats this season.
Vogt went 1-for-5 with a three-run homer in Saturday's 10-5 win over the Athletics.
Vogt's long ball capped an eight-run eighth inning for the Giants that propelled them to the victory. Vogt has accumulated eight homers, 28 RBI and 22 runs scored across 189 at-bats this season, splitting time behind the dish with Buster Posey, and he has gone yard in both of his last two starts.
Vogt went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and another RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Cubs.
Vogt crushed a 416-foot, two-run homer off Yu Darvish in the sixth inning to cut the deficit to one, then added an RBI single in the seventh. Unfortunately, the Giants still came up short in the end. Through 74 games this season, the 34-year-old catcher is slashing .283/.340/.527 with seven home runs and 20 doubles.
Vogt went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run and a double in Friday's loss to the Phillies.
Vogt tied the game at 5-5 with a two-run homer off Drew Smyly in the sixth inning. He also hit a double in the fourth. Through 67 games this season, the 34-year-old catcher is batting .284/.348/.537 with six home runs, 19 doubles and 22 RBI.
Vogt hit a pinch-hit home run in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Phillies.
Vogt teamed up with Brandon Belt to deliver a pair of pinch-hit homers off of Nick Pivetta in the eighth inning, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Phillies' four-run cushion. The 34-year-old is enjoying a career-best .281/.357/.548 slash line with five homers and 20 RBI over 170 plate appearances. Despite the strong results, Vogt isn't seeing enough playing time stuck behind Buster Posey on the depth chart to generate fantasy appeal outside of deep, two-catcher formats.
Vogt went 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI on Wednesday against the Cubs.
Vogt was one of the few bright spots for the Giants, recording multiple extra-base hits for the third time in his last five starts. He won't earn regular playing time behind the dish with Buster Posey healthy, but he has quietly hit .275/.345/.527 across 148 plate appearances for the season.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/25||vs COL||W 11-5||4||1||2||0||1||0||0|
|09/16||@ LAA||W 9-6||3||0||1||0||1||1||0|
|09/11||vs SEA||W 4-3||2||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|09/08||vs LAD||L 9-10||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|09/06||@ SF||L 2-4||3||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|08/29||vs SF||L 2-5||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|08/26||vs COL||L 7-8||2||1||0||0||0||2||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2010||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||106||368||56||127||31||3||8||47||31||46||3||1||.345||.399||.511|
|2013||AAA-Sacramento River Cat||75||296||55||96||21||3||13||58||38||45||0||1||.324||.398||.547|
|2014||AAA-Sacramento River Cat||21||88||18||32||8||2||3||19||8||8||1||0||.364||.412||.602|
|2017||AAA-Colorado Springs Sky||3||8||0||2||0||0||0||0||1||2||0||0||.250||.333||.250|
|2017||AFX-Wisconsin Timber Rat||3||11||1||2||2||0||0||1||--||1||0||0||.182||.182||.364|
|2019||AAA-Sacramento River Cat||17||58||9||14||3||0||4||7||14||11||0||0||.241||.389||.500|