Stephen Vogt gets foot surgery, faces two-month recovery


A’s catcher/first baseman/outfielder Stephen Vogt, who was hobbled by multiple injuries down the stretch, underwent surgery to repair the plantar plates and remove scar tissue in his right foot.

John Hickey of the San Jose Mercury News reports that Vogt’s recovery timetable is expected to be 6-8 weeks, so he should be fully healthy for spring training after hitting .279 with nine homers and a .752 OPS in 84 games this season.

Vogt joined the A’s in June and put up big numbers right away to grab hold of the first extended role of his career at age 29, but then hit just .186 in 39 games after August 1.

Max Scherzer (hamstring) leaves start vs. Mets after just 1 inning

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WASHINGTON — Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer left his start for the Nationals against the New York Mets after just 27 pitches Wednesday night due to a hamstring injury.

He was replaced in the top of the second by Erick Fedde.

Scherzer was not as sharp as usual at the outset Wednesday, going 2-0 counts against each of New York’s initial two batters, walking one and giving up a single to the other.

The Mets eventually went ahead in the first on Dominic Smith‘s sacrifice fly.

Scherzer entered the game with an 0-1 record and 2.84 ERA this season.