The day after his first multi-homer game since 2017, Stephen Vogt has been placed on the 10-day injured list, the Braves announced today.
The #Braves today recalled C William Contreras from Triple-A Gwinnett and placed C Stephen Vogt on the 10-day injured list with right hip inflammation.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) September 10, 2021
Vogt, who has struggled with the bat since signing with the Braves, surprised everyone yesterday unleashing a pair of homers that would help propel the Braves to their win over the Nationals. Unfortunately, catching is a very difficult position and after trying to block a ball in the dirt while trying to make a play at third, Stephen Vogt immediately fell to the ground in pain. With tears in his eyes he left the game before being replaced by Travis d’Arnaud.
Filling his roster spot will be Braves prospect William Contreras, who hit .196/.277/.372 in 46 games for the Braves before being sent down to Triple-A Gwinnett - his first games ever in Triple-A. While down there, all Contreras has done is hit as he’s posted a slash line of .290/.357/.516 in 44 games including nine homers.