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Athletics All-Star Reveals Retirement Plans

Tyler Maher
All-Star catcher Stephen Vogt will retire from the Oakland A's at the end of the season.
All-Star catcher Stephen Vogt will retire from the Oakland A's at the end of the season. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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With less than two weeks remaining in the 2022 MLB regular season, Oakland A's catcher Stephen Vogt has announced that this campaign will be his last.

Vogt, 37, is calling it quits after this season -- his 10th in the big leagues.

Oakland Athletics News

While Vogt played for six teams during his MLB career, he made his biggest impact on the A's. Vogt made back-to-back All-Star teams with Oakland in 2015 and 2016 after helping them reach the playoffs in 2013 and 2014. After splitting time with other teams from 2017-2021, Vogt returned to the A's in 2022 on a one-year deal.

Unfortunately, Vogt was unable to recapture the personal or team success he enjoyed during his previous tenure with Oakland. Vogt is batting just .167/.250/.313 in 60 games this year while the A's have the worst record in the American League.

While it may not be the ending he wanted, it doesn't diminish what was a solid MLB career. Not many players can say they made an All-Star team, let alone two, and Vogt was fortunate and healthy enough to spend a full decade in the big leagues. The A's will certainly miss his veteran leadership and experience behind the plate moving forward.

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