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Brewers' catcher Stephen Vogt suffers setback in shoulder rehab

Brewers catcher aggravates shoulder
Brewers' catcher Stephen Vogt suffers setback in shoulder rehab
Posted at 4:35 PM, May 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-09 17:35:42-04

Brewers catcher Stephen Vogt had a major set back in his minor league rehab assignment. 

Vogt, attempting to recover from a shoulder strain that has forced him to miss the entire season, exited Saturday's Biloxi Shuckers game after feeling pain in his shoulder, per Tom Haudricourt.

The 33-year-old made throws down to second and third attempting to catch a Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp baserunner. 

“Obviously, it’s not a positive sign,” manager Craig Counsell told Haudricourt. “He was uncomfortable throwing and took himself out of the game. It’s a setback, there’s no question. We’ll wait until he sees Dr. Raasch to tell you what’s going to happen next.”

A six year MLB vet, Vogt has spent time with Tampa Bay, Oakland and Milwaukee. 

Last season, he hit .254 over 129 at-bats--his highest batting average since his 2015 all-star season--while adding 8 home runs and 20 RBI. 

The two-time all-star's timetable for return to the big club is yet to be determined, but Milwaukee could sure use some pop from behind the dish. 

Manny Pina has a .185 average with a .602 OPS, Jett Bandy has a .596 OPS and Jacob Nottingham was 0-5 in his limited time. 

Vogt doesn't carry a stellar glove like Pina, but his return could help a Milwaukee offense needing some left-handed pop after first baseman Eric Thames went down.