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Oakland A’s place Josh Phegley on DL, recall Bruce Maxwell

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The Oakland A’s placed catcher Josh Phegley on the 7-day concussion disabled list, the team announced Thursday morning. Fellow catcher Bruce Maxwell was recalled from Triple-A Nashville to take his spot on the roster.

According to A’s beat writer Jane Lee, Phegley was injured in the 6th inning when he took a foul ball of his mask.

Phegley has played in a dozen games this year, going 7-for-34 with a homer and four strikeouts.

Meanwhile, this will be Maxwell’s second stint in Oakland this year. The 26-year-old got into two games his first time around and went 2-for-5 at the plate. He ranks as Oakland’s No. 8 prospect on our Community Prospect List. The A’s now have two lefty-hitting catchers, in Maxwell and Stephen Vogt.

Hot take: This is the 12th time the A’s have used the DL this year and the seventh time since Opening Day, but what can you say about this one? Catchers get hit by foul balls sometimes. Hopefully this is a minor knock, and Phegley is back in the saddle in no time with no ill effects.

As for Maxwell, many of us on AN are ready for him to be starting regularly in Oakland anyway. He’s a decent hitter with plate discipline and some power, and he might already be the team’s best defensive catcher. Now he has an opportunity to get a few more reps in the bigs. My ideal outcome: Phegley returns quickly, A’s keep all three catchers and give Vogt time at DH, go back to seven-man bullpen.

Updated roster:

Pitchers Hitters

Sonny Gray (R)
Kendall Graveman (R)
Jharel Cotton (R)
Andrew Triggs (R)
Jesse Hahn (R)


Ryan Madson (R)
Santiago Casilla (R)
Ryan Dull (R)
Liam Hendriks (R)
Daniel Coulombe (L)
Frankie Montas (R)
Bobby Wahl (R)
Josh Smith (R)

Stephen Vogt (L)
Bruce Maxwell (L)


Yonder Alonso (L)
Ryon Healy (R)
Jed Lowrie (S)
Adam Rosales (R)
Trevor Plouffe (R)
Chad Pinder (R)


Khris Davis (R)
Rajai Davis (R)
Matt Joyce (L)
Jaff Decker (L)

7-day DL: C Josh Phegley

10-day DL: LHP Sean Manaea, RHP Daniel Mengden, RHP John Axford, LHP Sean Doolittle

60-day DL: RHP Chris Bassitt, SS Marcus Semien, OF Jake Smolinski