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Eric Sogard | Shortstop | #18

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/22/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 180
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Arizona State
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 2 (0) / SD
Contract: view contract details

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Eric Sogard chipped in with four hits and three RBI Thursday in the Brewers’ win over the Padres.
He reached base in all five trips to the plate, providing three singles, a double and one walk. Sogard plated three of Milwaukee’s four runs with two of those coming on a double to deep center with one out in the seventh inning. That gave the Brewers a 3-2 advantage and they would never look back. Sogard has been a monster at the plate, hitting .588 with two homers and seven RBI since his call-up last week. Manager Craig Counsell will continue to play him as long as he keeps mashing. May 18 - 7:23 PM

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The unstoppable Eric Sogard went 4-for-4 with two doubles Tuesday in leading the Brewers to a 6-2 win over the Padres.

Sure, it was great to see Cody Bellinger and Ian Happ come up and make an impact right away, but neither can match what Sogard has done; the former #FaceofMLB runnerup (we still say MLB rigged it for David Wright) is 6-for-10 with two homers, two doubles and a steal in three games. At this point, it's hard to say whether .400 or 70 HR is more likely. Maybe he'll just make a run at both.
May 17 - 1:20 AM

Eric Sogard, just called up from Triple-A on Friday, tied his career high by hitting his second homer Monday in the 10th inning against the Padres.

Sogard has two homers in six at-bats this year. He had two homers in 663 at-bats in his final two years in Oakland in 2014-15. Sogard isn't a good bet to keep hitting, but if he can apply some pressure to Milwaukee's disappointing middle-infield duo, that could be a good thing for the club.
May 16 - 2:19 AM

Fresh off his call-up from Triple-A Colorado Springs, Eric Sogard slugged a two-run homer and drew a pair of walks in Friday’s victory over the Mets.

Sogard and Orlando Arcia went back-to-back off Matt Harvey in the sixth inning. The 30-year-old made the start at shortstop on Friday in order to give Arcia a breather, but he’ll likely function as a backup infielder moving forward. The 30-year-old entered Friday’s action with a .239/.295/.313 career batting line.
May 13 - 12:22 AM

Brewers purchased the contract of INF Eric Sogard from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

The veteran infielder earned a promotion by batting .330/.421/.516 with three homers and five steals at Colorado Springs. He'll back up all over the infield.
May 12 - 2:36 PM

Brewers signed INF Eric Sogard to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Sogard finally flamed out with the Athletics in 2016 after a six-year run. A career .239/.295/.313 hitter in the major leagues, the 30-year-old infielder will have to battle for a spot on the Brewers' bench in camp next spring.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 01:36:00 PM

Eric Sogard has elected free agency.

It was either that or accept an assignment to Triple-A Nashville. Sogard missed all of 2016 with a knee injury. The 30-year-old hit .239 with eight homers, 105 RBI and 29 steals during his six years in Oakland.
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 07:56:00 PM

Athletics sent INF Eric Sogard outright to Triple-A Nashville.

Sogard was already considered a non-tender candidate this winter, but now he's off the 40-man roster. The veteran infielder underwent a patellar tendon debridement procedure on his left knee in late April and didn't end up playing a game in the majors this season.
Thu, Oct 6, 2016 05:11:00 PM

A's manager Bob Melvin said he's no longer optimistic Eric Sogard (knee) will play this year.

There hasn't been a major setback; Sogard is simply running out of time. The infielder opened the 2016 regular season on the 15-day disabled list with a neck problem and then injured his left knee on a mid-April minor league rehab assignment. That knee injury would eventually require surgery -- a patellar tendon debridement. Sogard will be a non-tender candidate this winter.
Wed, Aug 10, 2016 09:17:00 AM

Eric Sogard (knee) will begin hitting soft tosses next week.

Sogard is working his way back from knee surgery after suffering a right patellar injury in April. The clock is ticking but Sogard is hoping to make it back in time for the end of the regular season. Sogard has yet to log an at-bat at the major league level this year.
Thu, Aug 4, 2016 06:37:00 PM

Eric Sogard (knee) is 2-3 weeks away from running.

Sogard underwent a patellar tendon debridement procedure on his left knee in late April. He hopes to rejoin the Athletics at some point in September.
Mon, Jul 18, 2016 06:53:00 PM

Athletics transferred INF Eric Sogard from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Sogard underwent a patellar tendon debridement procedure on his left knee in late April. He won't be eligible to come off the disabled list until late June.
Wed, May 11, 2016 12:56:00 PM

Eric Sogard underwent a patellar tendon debridement procedure on his left knee on Wednesday.

Sogard's surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews. The intent of the procedure was to remove bone spurs in the left knee as well as shave a pointed patella tendon. There is no ligament damage in the knee, though, which should help fast-track his recovery. The San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser cited a similar surgery that Ben Zobrist underwent last April. He recovered by the end of May. Should Sogard be facing a comparable timetable -- one has not been announced yet -- he could return in late May or early June.
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 05:53:00 PM

Eric Sogard will undergo knee surgery.

There was some thought that Sogard might try the rest and rehab route. The surgery will shave down a pointed patella tendon and remove bone spurs from his left knee. He is likely to be out for two more months.
Tue, Apr 19, 2016 05:21:00 PM

Eric Sogard is likely to undergo knee surgery to shave down a pointed patella tendon and remove bone spurs in his right knee.

Sogard is expected to be sidelined for 6-8 weeks. It's a tough break for Sogard who had been on a minor league rehab assignment and close to rejoining the Athletics.
Sat, Apr 16, 2016 01:07:00 PM

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C1Jett Bandy
2Manny Pina
1B1Eric Thames
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jonathan Villar
2Nick Franklin
3Eric Sogard
SS1Orlando Arcia
3B1Travis Shaw
2Hernan Perez
LF1Ryan Braun
CF1Keon Broxton
RF1Domingo Santana
Starting Pitcher
S1Junior Guerra
2Zach Davies
3Chase Anderson
4Jimmy Nelson
5Matt Garza
Relief Pitcher
R1Corey Knebel
2Neftali Feliz
3Jacob Barnes
4Oliver Drake
5Carlos Torres
6Jared Hughes
7Rob Scahill
8Wily Peralta