Two-Time All-Star Catcher Announces Retirement

After a ten-year career, and two All-Star selections, 37-year-old Oakland Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt will retire at the end of the season.

Vogt's career really took off once he arrived in Oakland in his second season, in 2013. He had two All-Star seasons with the A's in 2015 and 2016, and became a fan favorite, hitting .256 with a .746 OPS and 32 home runs over those two campaigns. 

After four years away from the team, playing in Milwaukee, San Francisco, Arizona and Atlanta, he signed on this season to return to the scene of his former glory. 

The A's have announced a celebration to honor Vogt on the final day of the season. His value to the Oakland community has been rewarded in the past with two Dave Stewart Community Service Awards. 

Vogt has played in 60 games for the A's this season, and in his career, holds a .239 average, a .708 OPS, and 81 home runs. 

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