When Stephen Vogt initially went down last week, it didn’t look good. Additionally, Vogt said he felt something pop on his throw to third base, making it sound even worse, which is why I was surprised he only ended up on the 10-day IL with what was labeled hip inflammation. Brian Snitker even said after he was placed on the IL that he hoped Vogt would be able to return in around 7-10 days.
Just a day off for recently slumping Dansby Swanson, who's played all 139 games before today, started 138, and played every inning in 134.
Snitker said the hope is that Stephen Vogt will be ready to play again after 7-10 days of letting inflammation subside in the hip.
— David O'Brien (@DOBrienATL) September 10, 2021
I’m not sure what changed over the last week. I’m guessing the injury just hasn’t healed much, or perhaps it’s even gotten worse, but Snitker told the media today that he doesn’t know whether or not Vogt will return this season.
Brian Snitker said that he has doubts whether catcher Stephen Vogt will be able to return this season.
Vogt is still with the club and is helping out in game planning
— Kris Willis (@Kris_Willis) September 14, 2021
That’s a pretty swift turn of events considering there are still 20 games left in the season. William Contreras is up in Vogt’s place, and it looks like he will be Travis d’Arnaud‘s backup down the stretch and into the postseason, assuming the Braves wrap up the NL East. It’s unfortunate for Vogt, who was amid arguably the best performance of his career before the injury, but I’m not sure it is much of a drop-off between him and Contreras, who possesses much more upside in the batter’s box.