Eric Sogard 2B/SS OAK 2 weeks ago

Sogard is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mariners.

Sogard has now been passed over for a start in back-to-back games, and is 3-for-15 at the dish to begin the year. With the return of Josh Reddick (oblique), Ben Zobrist will come in from the outfield to take over at second base. If this is manager Bob Melvin's plan moving forward, Sogard's fantasy value will clearly take a hit.

Eric Sogard 2B/SS OAK 2 weeks ago

Sogard is out of the lineup Saturday against the Mariners.

As he figures to do all season, manager Bob Melvin will stick closely to his platoons Saturday against left-hander J.A. Happ, slotting Tyler Landendorf in as his second baseman. Once Josh Reddick (oblique) returns, Ben Zobrist may very well start eating into Sogard's time at second base.

Eric Sogard 2B/SS OAK 3 weeks ago

Sogard is out of the lineup Wednesday.

The A's will give Tyler Ladendorf the start at second base with a lefty on the mound -- a trend that should continue until the outfield gets healthy enough for Ben Zobrist to move to the keystone.

Eric Sogard 2B/SS OAK 1 month ago

With Josh Reddick (oblique) likely starting his season on the disabled list, Sogard is in line to temporarily work as the A's primary second baseman, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Ben Zobrist will replace Reddick in right field, leaving second base open for Sogard. There isn't much to be gained beyond the season's first week, as Josh Reddick may make his debut on the A's season-opening homestand.

Eric Sogard 2B/SS OAK 2 months ago

Sogard could be Oakland's Opening Day second baseman, the Bay Area News Group's John Hickey reports.

Ben Zobrist will be needed in the outfield assuming Josh Reddick (oblique) starts the year on the DL, meaning Sogard could slot in at second. That said, Sogard is not a strong fantasy option, and will see his starts cut back once Reddick is healthy.

Eric Sogard 2B/SS OAK 3 months ago

Sogard agreed to a one-year, $1.075 million contract with the A's on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

The 28-year-old's salary will more than double (from $510,000) in his first year of arbitration, though $1.075 million is a relatively modest number for a player who has appeared in 247 games at the major league level over the past two seasons. Sogard can only blame himself for his low market value, as he posted a dismal .223/.298/.268 batting line and one home run in 329 plate appearances last season.

Eric Sogard 2B/SS OAK 7 months ago

Sogard was added to the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rangers, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

Sogard was not in the original lineup for the A's, but the Rangers scratched lefty Derek Holland (head) and are now starting righty Scott Baker, so A's manager Bob Melvin switched from a righty-heavy lineup to a lefty-heavy one. Sogard will bat ninth and take Nick Punto's spot at second base.

Eric Sogard 2B/SS OAK 7 months ago

Sogard is out of the lineup Thursday against the White Sox, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

With another lefty (Chris Sale) on the hill for the opposition, Sogard will turn second base back over to Alberto Callaspo for the finale against Chicago. Sogard is batting .276/.368/.357 since the All-Star break, after batting just .186/.256/.218 in the first half.

Eric Sogard 2B/SS OAK 9 months ago

Sogard went 1-for-3 with a run scored and two RBI against the Twins on Friday.

Although he isn't known for his bat, Sogard (.215/.294/.272) had a solid night at the plate. Sogard may be picking up regular at-bats, but don't get too excited about his bat moving forward.

Eric Sogard 2B/SS OAK 2 years ago

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.