Vogelbach signed a one-year, $1.4 million deal with the Brewers on Wednesday, avoiding arbitration, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
The 27-year-old was claimed off waivers by the Brewers in September and and had a .987 OPS with four homers in his 19 appearances with the team despite his struggles earlier in the season. Milwaukee's situation at first base remains unsettled, but Vogelbach is clearly a better fit as a designated hitter, and it remains unclear if it will be back in the National League for 2021.
Vogelbach isn't in the lineup for Game 2 of the NL Wild Card Series against the Dodgers on Thursday.
Vogelbach returned to the lineup Wednesday after dealing with a hamstring injury, but he'll retreat to the bench for Game 2 against left-hander Clayton Kershaw. Ryon Healy will serve as the designated hitter, but Vogelbach should be available off the bench as the Brewers attempt to stave off elimination.
Vogelbach (hamstring) is starting Game 1 of the NL Wild Card Series against the Dodgers on Wednesday.
Vogelbach suffered a hamstring injury during the final game of the regular season, but he was included on the wild-card roster and will start the first game of the postseason. He'll bat fourth and serve as the designated hitter Wednesday.
Vogelbach (hamstring) will be on the Brewers' wild-card roster, freelance baseball writer Robert Murray reports.
This does not guarantee that he will be in the Game 1 lineup, but with righty Walker Buehler starting for the Dodgers, Vogelbach will be in the lineup if physically able. He is unlikely to start Game 2 against lefty Clayton Kershaw. The big left-handed masher hit .328/.418/.569 with four home runs in 58 at-bats after getting claimed by Milwaukee on Sept. 3.
Vogelbach (hamstring) is still being assessed ahead of Game 1 of the NL Wild Card Series against the Dodgers on Wednesday, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Vogelbach suffered the injury at the end of Sunday's regular-season finale against the Cardinals, and according to skipper Craig Counsell, the slugger is still having the injury evaluated. "It's important that he's in the lineup," stated Counsell. "I know Daniel will do everything he can, and we will do everything we can to get him out there. It is important that we get Daniel in there against the RHPs, for sure." Vogelbach will remain day-to-day until the Brewers report otherwise.
Vogelbach appeared to suffer a hamstring injury during Sunday's loss to the Cardinals but is expected to be ready for the postseason, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Vogelbach was limping after grounding out in the ninth inning Sunday, but manager Craig Counsell said after the game that he's hopeful that he'll be ready for the NL Wild Card Series against the Dodgers, which is scheduled to begin Wednesday. Vogelbach's status heading into the series is worth monitoring, but he should be the team's top option as the designated hitter if he's available.
Vogelbach went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a 3-0 win over the Cardinals on Saturday.
Vogelbach took Adam Wainwright deep to the opposite field in the fourth as he and Ryan Braun went back-to-back in the inning to give the Brewers a 2-0 lead. Vogelbach seems to have found a home in Milwaukee as he's hitting .345/.429/.600 with four home runs, 11 RBI and 19 runs scored in 18 games since being claimed by the Brewers on Sept 3.
Vogelbach is not in Thursday's lineup against the Cardinals.
He will head to the bench with lefty Kwang Hyun Kim on the hill for St. Louis. Jedd Gyorko will start at first base and bat cleanup.
Vogelbach went 2-for-4 with two homers and five RBI in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Royals.
Vogelbach drove in all five runs for Milwaukee on Sunday, starting with a two-run blast in the first inning and a three-run shot in the sixth. The 27-year-old slugger has been on fire since joining the Brewers, going 15-for-36 with three homers and 10 RBI.
Vogelbach remains on the bench Saturday against the Royals.
Vogelbach sits for the second game in a row as the Royals trot out another lefty in Kris Bubic. Ryan Braun starts at designated hitter after leaving Friday's game with back spasms.
Vogelbach will sit against lefty Danny Duffy and the Royals on Friday.
Vogelbach has been strictly platooned since joining the Brewers in early September. He's looked quite good in his first 10 games for his new team, hitting .406/.472/.563, a stark contrast from the .088/.246/.211 line his managed in his first 20 games of the season for the Mariners and Blue Jays. Avisail will rest his legs as the designated hitter in this one, with Tyrone Taylor starting in center.
Vogelbach went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk en route to four RBI and three runs scored during the Brewers' 18-3 win over the Cardinals on Tuesday.
Vogelbach contributed his first home run in a Brewers uniform. After swatting a home run nearly every 15 at-bats as a Mariner last season, Tuesday marked merely his third through 83 at-bats in 2020. However, since being claimed off waivers on Sept. 3, Vogelbach has 12 hits in eight appearances for Milwaukee, so the change of scenery appears to have suited him.
Vogelbach will hit the bench for the first half of Monday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.
Vogelbach sits with lefty Kwang Hyun Kim on the mound for the opener. He'll likely return for the nightcap against righty Daniel Ponce de Leon. Christian Yelich will rest his legs as the designated hitter in the afternoon game, with Tyrone Taylor starting in left field.
Vogelbach will sit against lefty Jon Lester and the Cubs on Friday.
Vogelbach has at least one hit in all four of his games for his new team. It appears that he's set for a platoon role, as he started against four straight righties before sitting against a pair of lefties. Ryan Braun will remain the designated hitter Friday, with Tyrone Taylor making another start in right field.
Vogelbach is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Tigers.
Vogelbach has started four straight games, all against right-handers, but he will head to the bench with lefty Matthew Boyd on the hill. Vogelbach has a hit in all four games he has started with the Brewers and is hitting .385 with one run, one RBI and a 3:2 K:BB in 13 at-bats over that span.
Vogelbach was claimed by the Brewers on Thursday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
The Brewers designated Justin Smoak for assignment in a corresponding move, so Vogelbach may be able to walk right into the strong side of a platoon at designated hitter. Vogelbach has a career .212/.342/.434 slash line and 111 wRC+ against righties, compared to a .142/.269/.271 line and 54 wRC+ against same-handed pitching. He is known as a horrible defensive first baseman, so most of his starts should come at DH.
Vogelbach was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
It's the second such move in less than two weeks for Vogelbach, who was designated for assignment and subsequently traded by the Mariners in mid-August. In 20 games between the two sides, he has a total of just five hits. His .088/.246/.211 season slash line is a far cry from the .208/.341/.439 line he posted last season.
Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins said Vogelbach will be activated ahead of Thursday's game against the Red Sox, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
Toronto acquired Vogelbach from the Mariners on Sunday, but the first baseman/designated hitter had been stuck in limbo for the past few days while he waited to complete the COVID-19 intake testing process. Now that Vogelbach has cleared all health-related protocols, he'll provide the Blue Jays with a left-handed power bat off the bench. Vogelbach is somewhat redundant with another lefty-hitting, first base/DH type in Rowdy Tellez already on the roster, so the former could be a store for a limited role initially.
Vogelbach was traded from the Mariners to the Blue Jays on Sunday in exchange for cash considerations.
Vogelbach was designated for assignment Wednesday after spending five seasons with the Mariners. The 27-year-old generated fairly solid power numbers in 2019, but he's maintained a relatively low batting average. He got off to an especially slow start in 2020 as he hit .094 with two home runs and four RBI over 53 at-bats, and it's unclear what kind of role he could play with the Blue Jays.
Vogelbach was designated for assignment by the Mariners on Wednesday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
Vogelbach is slashing just .094/.250/.226 with two home runs through 18 games this season, prompting the Mariners to cast him off their 40-man roster. The 27-year-old slugger made his first All-Star game in 2019 while hitting .208/.341/.439 with 30 home runs in 144 games, so he could draw some interest on waivers. Sam Haggerty was added to Seattle's roster in a corresponding move.
|Last 7 Games|
|10/01||@ LAD||L 0-3||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|09/30||@ LAD||L 2-4||4||1||1||0||0||0||0|
|09/27||@ STL||L 2-5||3||0||0||0||1||0||0|
|09/26||@ STL||W 3-0||4||1||1||1||1||0||0|
|09/25||vs STL||L 1-9||1||1||0||0||0||2||0|
|09/25||@ STL||W 3-0||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|09/24||@ STL||L 2-4||1||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|More Batting Stats|
|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2013||AFX-Kane County Cougars||114||433||55||123||21||0||17||71||57||76||4||4||.284||.364||.450|