OAKLAND, Calif. - The Oakland A's placed catcher John Jaso on the seven-day disabled list with a concussion, the club announced today. To take his spot on the roster, the A's recalled catcher Stephen Vogt from Triple-A Sacramento. The A's also announced that infielder Vinnie Catricala, who was designated for assignment yesterday, was outrighted to Double-A Midland.
Jaso was batting .271 with three home runs and 21 RBI in 70 games and also had 38 walks for a .387 on-base percentage. He was batting .225 over his last 16 games but had 13 walks for a .415 on-base percentage. Jaso must spend at least seven days on the DL and has to be transferred to the 15-day DL if he is not reinstated after 14 days.
Vogt joins the A's for the second time this year as he hit .154 with a home run and two RBI in four games, all starts at catcher, during his first stint from June 25 to July 3. He hit .323 with four home runs and 15 RBI in 16 games with Sacramento following his July 4 option and is batting .324 with 13 home runs and 58 RBI in 74 games overall with the River Cats. The 28-year-old ranks fifth in the Pacific Coast League in slugging (.547) and seventh in batting (.324). He appeared exclusively at catcher on defense and tossed out 36 of 61 (41.0%) attempted base stealers, which was third best in the PCL.
Catricala was acquired from Seattle for a player to be named later or cash considerations June 9 and was optioned to Double-A Midland. He was batting .291 with one home run and 18 RBI in 33 games with the RockHounds.