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Eric Sogard | Second Baseman

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/22/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 188
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Arizona State
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Eric Sogard will start at second base in Game 1 of the ALDS against the Tigers on Friday.
He'll get the nod at second base over Alberto Callaspo. Sogard batted just .266 with two homers and a .686 OPS this season, but he was more productive against right-handers. Thu, Oct 3, 2013 05:32:00 PM

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Eric Sogard has gone 13-for-34 (.382) during his current nine-game hitting streak.

Sogard's average is up to .273 and ten of his past 20 hits have gone for extra bases, including eight doubles and two homers. He has replaced the injured John Jaso in the No. 2 spot in the lineup. "Over the (All-Star) break, I just kind of wanted to hit that reset button and kind of go back to finding that spring-training swing that I had," he said. "And from the first at-bat, I've felt really comfortable, seeing the ball really well and just having fun."
Fri, Aug 2, 2013 10:22:00 AM

Eric Sogard is hitting in the No. 2 spot in the Athletics' lineup Monday.

Sogard hadn't previously batted higher than seventh, but the A's are rewarding him with a hot month that's seen him bat .296/.309/.537 with two homers and 10 RBI. He's worth using in deeper leagues while he's hitting towards the top of the order.
Mon, Jul 29, 2013 07:24:00 PM

Eric Sogard went 2-for-4 with a home run Sunday against the Angels.

The home run was a two-run shot off Jerome Williams in the third inning. Despite the Athletics calling up Grant Green prior to the All-Star break, Sogard continues to receive the majority of starts at second base. He's batting .264/.333/.370 over 241 plate appearances.
Sun, Jul 21, 2013 07:00:00 PM

Eric Sogard was removed for a pinch-hitter after going 0-for-2 against the Indians on Monday.

Sogard's average is down to .227, and with just five walks, three extra-base hits and two RBI in 75 at-bats, he's not doing much to supplement it. The A's have to be weighing whether it's time to go to Jemile Weeks at second base, though Weeks is in a bit of a slump himself after a nice April in the PCL.
Mon, May 6, 2013 10:19:00 PM

Eric Sogard went 3-for-3 with a triple, a double and a steal as the Athletics edged the Astros 4-3 on Tuesday.

Sogard was hitting .235 with one extra-base hit before breaking out tonight. He figures to fade into a utility role eventually, with either Jemile Weeks or Hiroyuki Nakajima getting a look as a regular. In the meantime, he should hit for a solid average and post a nice OBP, but he won't do a whole lot for fantasy leaguers.
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 01:23:00 AM

Eric Sogard will be the A's primary second baseman while Scott Sizemore nurses a left knee sprain.

Sogard had a huge spring but owns a .190/.243/.290 career batting line in 215 major league plate appearances. He's doubtful to carry value in mixed leagues.
Wed, Apr 10, 2013 04:57:00 PM

Eric Sogard and Scott Sizemore are expected to platoon at second base for the Athletics at the beginning of the season.

That means the left-handed swinging Sogard is slated to see the most playing time initially. The 26-year-old has earned the trust of the A's staff by batting .480/.536/.700 with one homer and eight doubles this spring. His appeal in fantasy leagues is pretty limited, however.
Fri, Mar 29, 2013 11:52:00 AM

Eric Sogard (back) recently suffered a high ankle sprain while on his rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento.

Sogard hurt himself while turning a double play during batting practice. He doesn't need crutches anymore, but the injury will sideline him indefinitely. Sogard's back ailment is no longer an issue.
Mon, Aug 27, 2012 07:15:00 PM

Eric Sogard (back) took batting practice Saturday.

Sogard, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list August 7 with a back strain, is aiming to be activated when first eligible. And he is right on track thus far.
Sat, Aug 18, 2012 05:46:00 PM

Athletics placed INF Eric Sogard on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 7, with a back strain.

The severity of the issue isn't yet known. Sogard is batting .167 with two homers and a .480 OPS in 108 plate appearances with the A's this season. Brandon McCarthy was activated from the disabled list in a corresponding roster move and will start Friday night.
Fri, Aug 10, 2012 04:14:00 PM

Athletics recalled INF Eric Sogard from Triple-A Sacramento.

He'll take the place of the injured Cliff Pennington (elbow) on the active roster and will make the start at shortstop Friday night. Sogard has a .185/.237/.295 batting line over 157 plate appearances in the majors and can be ignored outside of deeper AL-only fantasy leagues.
Fri, Jul 20, 2012 05:20:00 PM

Athletics optioned INF Eric Sogard to Triple-A Sacramento.

Sogard has managed just a .145/.192/.246 batting line with the A's this season. He'll probably get another shot eventually.
Sun, Jun 24, 2012 01:53:00 PM

Athletics recalled INF Eric Sogard from Triple-A Sacramento.

He'll replace Adam Rosales on the active roster. Sogard will look to reestablish himself in the majors as a utility infielder after being demoted last month.
Sat, Jun 16, 2012 01:24:00 PM

Athletics optioned INF Eric Sogard to Triple-A Sacramento.

He was sent down to make room for Coco Crisp's return from the disabled list. Sogard is hitting .136 (9-for-66) in 21 games with the A's this year.
Mon, May 21, 2012 05:59:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1John Jaso
2Derek Norris
1B1Brandon Moss
2B1Alberto Callaspo
2Eric Sogard
3Nick Punto
SS1Jed Lowrie
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Stephen Vogt
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Coco Crisp
2Craig Gentry
3Sam Fuld
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Kyle Blanks
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Sonny Gray
3Jeff Samardzija
4Scott Kazmir
5Jason Hammel
6Jesse Chavez
7A.J. Griffin
8Jarrod Parker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Ryan Cook
3Luke Gregerson
4Dan Otero
5Fernando Abad
6Eric O'Flaherty
7Evan Scribner