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With moves looming, Vogt grateful

With moves looming, Vogt grateful for experience

With moves looming, Vogt grateful
TORONTO -- Rookie catcher/outfielder Stephen Vogt understands the situation.

With first baseman/outfielder Brandon Allen being claimed off waivers Thursday from Oakland and center fielder B.J. Upton coming off the disabled list on Friday, there are roster changes on the horizon.

The rookie knows one of the moves could involve him. Entering Thursday's game against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre he was 0-for-13 in six games and still looking for his first major-league hit.

"It's been fun," he said before the game. "It's been good to be part of the team. Obviously I'm not happy with the way I've been playing. I expect more of myself and I know I can help the team and be able to come through.

"I got a good taste of what American League pitchers are like, some of the best in the game. That's a good experience for me to have. If I do go down tomorrow, or whenever the day is, I'll be ready to play and hopefully I'll go down there and do well if I go down."

The 27-year-old has batted .305 with an on-base percentage of .362, 35 homers and 257 RBIs in 427 minor-league games.

If he is demoted, he said, "It's been a good experience and I'm definitely going to be prepared when I get my next opportunity."

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