Stephen (FA) VogtC | Brewers

Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area hears that the Giants are expected to sign catcher Stephen Vogt.February 11, 2019 | 08:21 AM

It will likely be a minor league deal. The 35-year-old Vogt dealt with shoulder issues last year and required season-ending surgery in May. He batted .233/.285/.423 over 303 plate appearances between the Athletics and Brewers in 2017. If healthy, Vogt is a possible backup option behind the plate. There's a connection with new Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi, who knows Vogt from his time in Oakland.

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