OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have called catcher Stephen Vogt up from Triple-A Sacramento and optioned right-hander Fernando Rodriguez back to the minors.
The team announced the move before Sunday's game, when Vogt was in the lineup as the starting catcher against the Los Angeles Angels.
Vogt was batting .364 with three homers and 19 RBIs in 21 games in Sacramento and was needed with first baseman Brandon Moss (right calf) and outfielder Josh Reddick (knee) out with injuries. Both are day to day.
The addition of a third catcher allowed manager Bob Melvin to use catcher John Jaso as designated hitter and still have Derek Norris available off the bench.
Rodriguez was 1-0 with a 1.13 ERA in six games with Oakland.