A's Reinstate Josh Phegley, Designate Dustin Garneau for Assignment

OAKLAND -- The A's have reinstated catcher Josh Phegley from the 10-day injured list and designated Dustin Garneau for assignment.

Phegley, 31, missed 14 games with a left thumb contusion. He completed a rehab assignment at Triple-A Las Vegas and High-A Stockton, going 3-for-11 in three games.

For the season, Phegley is slashing .243/.283/.427 with a career-high 10 home runs and 47 RBI in 82 games. He will continue to platoon with left-hander Chris Herrmann behind the plate.

Garneau played seven games for the A's, going 5-for-17 with a home run, two doubles, and seven RBI. The 32-year-old is expected to be claimed off waivers by another team.

Meanwhile, former A's catcher Beau Taylor was claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays after being designated for assignment Wednesday. Taylor, 29, played nine games with Oakland this year, going 4-for-22 with two home runs.

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That leaves the A's with just two catchers currently on the 40-man roster, though they likely will add either Sean Murphy or Jonah Heim from Triple-A in September.

Both young catching prospects will need to be added to the 40-man roster this offseason to be protected from the Rule 5 Draft.

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