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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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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. Jul 22 - 1:05 PM

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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.
Jul 21 - 9:37 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.
Jul 17 - 5:52 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.
Jul 15 - 5:17 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.
Jul 14 - 10:32 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.
Jul 6 - 1:36 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.
Jul 6 - 12:50 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.
Jul 5 - 3:55 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.
Jul 4 - 1:43 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.
Jul 1 - 12:02 AM

Eric Sogard (knee) went 1-for-5 with a single in his return to action Sunday against the Braves.

Sogard was limited to pinch-hitting duties on Saturday after he was hit in the knee by a pitch during Friday's game. The 31-year-old has been an unexpected contributor this season, hitting .353/.462/.529 with three home runs and 14 RBI over 38 games.
Jun 26 - 8:42 AM

Eric Sogard (knee) is not in the Brewers' starting lineup on Saturday.

Sogard was removed from Friday's game after being hit by a pitch in his knee and apparently needs another day to rest. Keon Broxton has been elevated to the leadoff spot in the Brewers' lineup in a tasty matchup against James Shields and the White Sox.
Jun 24 - 12:46 PM

Eric Sogard went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored Thursday against the Pirates.

The two doubles give him 15 extra-base hits in 112 at-bats. Sogard, who didn't play in the majors last year, had 16 extra-base hits in 372 at-bats in 2015 and 11 in 291 at-bats in 2014. In what's been a pretty crazy year so far, Sogard's performance just might be the biggest outlier of them all.
Jun 22 - 5:39 PM

Brewers manager Craig Counsell seemed to indicate Monday that Eric Sogard could continue to start at second base after Jonathan Villar (back) returns.

"We have a tough situation," Counsell admitted. "Sogard is playing extremely well. It’s not 30 at-bats anymore (Sogard had 116 plate appearances). We’re a ways into it and Eric Sogard continues to play at a really high level and get on base at a really incredible pace. He’s been a productive offensive and defensive player. He’s playing at a really high level. I think there's space for us to give (Villar) some playing time. But we're looking for the players who are helping us win games." Villar is slated to begin a rehab assignment this week and return next week. Both players ultimately figure to get an opportunity, but it sounds like Sogard could have a leg up for the second base job, at least initially. He's sporting a .350/.458/.530 batting line this season, while Villar has hit only .213/.283/.342.
Jun 20 - 10:20 AM

Eric Sogard went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a walk versus the Cardinals on Wednesday.

Sogard, so good. For the first time in 25 games since his callup, Sogard finished a game with an OPS under 1.000 on Sunday. Since then, he's gone 4-for-7 with two walks to move back up to 1.031.
Jun 15 - 1:45 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Manny Pina
3Jett Bandy
1B1Eric Thames
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jonathan Villar
2Eric Sogard
SS1Orlando Arcia
3B1Travis Shaw
LF1Ryan Braun
CF1Brett Phillips
2Hernan Perez
RF1Domingo Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Junior Guerra
2Zach Davies
3Chase Anderson
4Jimmy Nelson
5Matt Garza
6Brent Suter
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Corey Knebel
2Anthony Swarzak
3Jacob Barnes
4Oliver Drake
5Carlos Torres
6Jared Hughes
7Wily Peralta
8Michael Blazek
9Josh Hader