Catcher Stephen Vogt retiring

Stephen Vogt, a seasoned catcher for the Oakland Athletics, will retire at age 27 after ten major league seasons and an arduous, patient journey to the majors.

Not to add that it took him roughly 15 months to get his first hit.

Vogt struggled through a 0-for-32 hitless streak to begin his career, which lasted from Tampa Bay to San Francisco's East Bay.

Between my first at-bat and when I got the first hit, there was around a year and a half of waiting, according to Vogt.

After 32 at-bats, I received a pitch to hit in my 33rd at-bat, and happily I recorded my first hit.

The 37-year-old journeyman player joined Atlanta after playing for Tampa Bay, Oakland, Milwaukee, San Francisco, Arizona, and