Stephen Vogt to hold workout for interested teams

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ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports that free agent catcher Stephen Vogt will hold a workout for interested teams this week in an attempt to land a contract.

Vogt, 34, missed the entire 2018 season after suffering a shoulder injury, undergoing surgery, and then a setback during his recovery. He last played in the majors in 2017, when he put up a subpar .233/.285/.423 batting line in 303 plate appearances between the Athletics and Brewers.

Due to his age and recent injury history, Vogt will likely have to settle for a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. His hope from there would be to serve as a backup catcher.