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Eric Sogard | Second Baseman | #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
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Eric Sogard (neck) expects to be fine for the start of the regular season.
Sogard was scratched from Tuesday's exhibition game against the Astros due to soreness in his neck, but it was just a precautionary move. The 31-year-old projects to serve as a utility infielder for Milwaukee in 2018. Mar 27 - 6:02 PM

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Eric Sogard was a late scratch from Tuesday's lineup against the Astros.

It was truly a last-minute change, as Sogard was in the original starting lineup, but didn't take his position in the bottom of the first inning. Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel mentions that Sogard dealt with a neck issue over the weekend, so perhaps he felt a recurrence of symptoms. The Brewers should provide an update later this afternoon.
Mar 27 - 2:32 PM

Eric Sogard had a two-run triple in Friday’s Cactus League victory over the Cubs.

It was the difference in the ballgame. There’s a competition for second base this spring, with Sogard vying for playing time against Jonathan Villar and Hernan Perez. Sogard, 31, enjoyed his most productive season to date last year with a strong .273/.393/.378 batting line with more walks (45) than strikeouts (37) over 94 games. He wasn’t nearly as productive as the year moved along — and Neil Walker eventually took over second base — but Sogard offers strong on-base ability. Villar is the more exiting fantasy option, but he had a .293 on-base percentage last season. Meanwhile, Perez owns a .283 career on-base percentage.
Feb 23 - 6:48 PM

Eric Sogard will make $2.4 million next season under the terms of his one-year deal, SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports.

He can make an extra $650,000 in performance-based bonuses. This seems just right for Sogard after his nice year in 2017 and it's more than twice as much as he's ever made previously. He'll operate in an activate utility-infield role with Milwaukee in 2018.
Thu, Oct 26, 2017 04:32:00 PM

Brewers re-signed infielder Eric Sogard to a one-year contract.

Sogard just barely passed the six-year mark for service time and thus was eligible for free agency this winter, but he's choosing not to test the waters. Terms were not disclosed, but $2 million-$3 million would make sense. After not playing in the majors in 2016, Sogard had a .273/.393/.378 line in 249 at-bats for the Brewers this year. He seems unlikely to repeat that, but since he's still strong defensively at second, he makes for a decent fallback option. The Brewers still figure to try to re-sign Neil Walker or add someone else to start at second. Jonathan Villar is also around, but he might not be for much longer.
Thu, Oct 26, 2017 04:08:00 PM

Brewers activated INF Eric Sogard from the 10-day disabled list.

Sogard made it through a pair of rehab games with Low-A Wisconsin without any issue and will be active on Saturday. Keon Broxton was demoted to Triple-A in a corresponding move.
Sat, Jul 22, 2017 01:05:00 PM

Eric Sogard (ankle) is expected to be activated from the disabled list Friday.

Sogard played a second rehab game with Low-A Wisconsin on Thursday and as long as he recovers OK from it he will rejoin the Brewers on Friday in Philadelphia. He's been out since early July with a jammed left ankle. Jonathan Villar didn't start two of the last three games and could see his playing time cut more with Sogard back in the fold.
Fri, Jul 21, 2017 09:37:00 AM

Eric Sogard (ankle) will be cleared to begin a rehab assignment if he gets through a workout Tuesday with no issues.

Sogard did some running Monday and will do some more Tuesday. His rehab assignment is expected to be a short one, so a return in the next week or so seems doable.
Mon, Jul 17, 2017 05:52:00 PM

Eric Sogard (ankle) received a cortisone shot on Friday.

Sogard was eligible to come off the disabled list on Saturday but the cortisone shot will keep him out at least through the weekend. He's been nursing a strained ankle for the past week and a half.
Sat, Jul 15, 2017 05:17:00 PM

The Brewers aren't sure whether Eric Sogard (ankle) will be ready to come off the disabled list when first eligible on Saturday.

"He's got some tests that he's going to have to pass still," manager Craig Counsell said. "So I'm not sure it'll be Saturday. He had a good week (of recovery), a good weekend in New York, and it's going in the right direction. But we want to make sure this is behind him when we activated him, and it's not something that lingers." Sogard has been excellent overall with the Brewers this season, although he was in a 4-for-24 slump before going on the DL. He and Jonathan Villar would figure to be in something of a timeshare at second base once he's activated.
Fri, Jul 14, 2017 10:32:00 AM

Brewers placed INF Eric Sogard on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to July 5, with a left ankle strain.

Sogard has been bothered by ankle discomfort for over a week and the Brewers have decided to use the All-Star break to get him an extended period of rest. Yadiel Rivera will get the call from Triple-A Colorado Springs to provide infield depth. Sogard, batting .331/.438/.485 in 43 games this season for the Brewers, will aim to return for the opening of the second half.
Thu, Jul 6, 2017 01:36:00 PM

Eric Sogard (ankle) could be headed to the disabled list.

Sogard is still having trouble with a sore ankle and the Brewers are considering using the upcoming All-Star break to get him an extended block of rest. He should then be ready to rock for the start of the second half. Sogard has surprised with a .331/.438/.485 batting line in 43 games this season for Milwaukee.
Thu, Jul 6, 2017 12:50:00 PM

Eric Sogard (ankle) remains out of the Brewers' starting lineup on Wednesday.

Sogard singled as a pinch-hitter on Tuesday but limped off the field immediately afterward. He's been dealing with a sore ankle for the last week.
Wed, Jul 5, 2017 03:55:00 PM

Eric Sogard has been dealing with a sore ankle.

That provides context as to why Sogard hasn't been playing much lately. Of course, Jonathan Villar has swung the bat well since coming back from the disabled list while Sogard is hitting .130 (3-for-23) over his last seven games.
Tue, Jul 4, 2017 01:43:00 PM

Eric Sogard went 1-for-3 with a single and a walk Friday against the Marlins.

Sogard made the start at shortstop with Orlando Arcia on the bench and Jonathan Villar at second base. The 31-year-old has surprised with a .338/.449/.500 batting line through 41 games this season, but Villar’s return has complicated matters. Fantasy owners are going to have to watch the lineup card closely in the short-term, at the very least.
Sat, Jul 1, 2017 12:02:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Manny Pina
2Jett Bandy
3Stephen Vogt
4Jacob Nottingham
1B1Eric Thames
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jonathan Villar
2Tyler Saladino
3Eric Sogard
SS1Orlando Arcia
3B1Travis Shaw
2Hernan Perez
LF1Ryan Braun
2Domingo Santana
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Christian Yelich
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jimmy Nelson
2Chase Anderson
3Zach Davies
4Jhoulys Chacin
5Brent Suter
6Junior Guerra
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Corey Knebel
2Josh Hader
3Jacob Barnes
4Matt Albers
5Jeremy Jeffress
6Oliver Drake
7Boone Logan
8Dan Jennings
9Taylor Williams
10Jorge Lopez