Catcher/first baseman/outfielder Stephen Vogt has been one of the most pleasant surprises for the A’s this season, hitting .301 with an .811 OPS in 73 games, but he may end missing a big chunk of September with an ankle injury.
Vogt rolled his left ankle sliding into second base trying to break up a double play Wednesday night and it was bad enough that he may require an MRI exam.
He also has a sore right foot, so Vogt joked to Joe Stiglich of CSNBayArea.com: “No more limp. I’ll be evened out.”
The Royals recalled infielder Ramon Torres from Triple-A Omaha on Saturday. He didn’t get into a game until starting Thursday night’s game against the Rangers, batting ninth.
In the top of the second inning, facing Austin Bibens-Dirkx, Torres laced a single up the middle. Center fielder Delino DeShields charged in on it, attempting to keep Ryan Goins at second base, but the ball went right past his glove, through his legs, and nearly trickled all the way to the warning track. Goins scored easily and Torres was waved home, too. He managed to narrowly beat the throw, touching home plate with his left hand on a head-first slide.
The play was officially scored a single and a three-base error. Torres wasn’t credited with an RBI on the play. But at least the Royals got two runs out of it.