OUTEric Sogard
2B/SS OAK
2 months ago

Sogard has not accepted an assignment to Triple-A Nashville and becomes a free agent, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sogard's been with the Athletics since 2010 and averaged nearly 400 plate appearance per season from 2013 to 2015. In 2016, he entered the season with a shoulder injury before undergoing season-ending knee surgery in April. He didn't hit much, but ran the bases well and diversified to shortstop and third base.

OUTEric Sogard
2B/SS OAK
2 months ago

Sogard (knee) was outrighted to Triple-A Nashville on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Sogard was unable to play at the major league level in 2016 due to a knee injury, and it seems that the A's are content with moving on from the 30-year-old with younger options waiting in the wings. The infielder hasn't hit above .250 in either of his past major league seasons, so he'll likely act as organizational depth going forward.

OUTEric Sogard
2B/SS OAK
3 months ago

Sogard (knee) is hoping to play in the second half of winter ball, CSN California's Joe Stiglich reports.

EDGE Analysis

He won't be able to participate in fall instructs as originally planned because his knee needs more time. However, it sounds like if he can get back in time for winter ball he'll be 100 percent by the time spring training rolls around.

OUTEric Sogard
2B/SS OAK
3 months ago

Sogard (knee) ran Friday and plans to hit Saturday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

While it's promising that Sogard is recovering well from his knee surgery, there's yet to be an indication that he'll return at some point this season. More information regarding the next steps of his rehab process should be know after he completes his upcoming workouts.

OUTEric Sogard
2B/SS OAK
4 months ago

Manager Bob Melvin said Tuesday that he is not optimistic that Sogard (knee) will play again this season, Carl Steward of the Bay Area News Group reports.

EDGE Analysis

While Sogard was able to resume on-field work last month, his progress has been slow and it sounds like the A's are resigned to the 30-year-old missing the remainder of the year. He's an obvious non-tender candidate this winter after batting .239/.295/.313 in parts of six seasons with Oakland.

OUTEric Sogard
2B/SS OAK
5 months ago

Sogard (knee) has begun on-field defensive drills, John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group reports.

EDGE Analysis

The knee surgery Sogard underwent in April has proven more debilitating than expected. He is still a few weeks away from even being able to run, but he is hopeful he will be able to join the Athletics by September.

OUTEric Sogard
2B/SS OAK
7 months ago

Sogard (knee) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

The A's needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster Wednesday after selecting Zach Neal's contract from Triple-A Nashville, leading the club to transfer Sogard to the 60-day DL. Sogard underwent knee surgery in April to remove loose bodies from the affected area and was initially expected to miss just 4-to-6 weeks, but his placement on the 60-day DL guarantees a much later return date.

OUTEric Sogard
2B/SS OAK
7 months ago

Sogard (left knee) will likely miss four-to-six weeks after undergoing surgery performed by Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sogard did not have any damage to his ligament but required the procedure in order to remove loose bodies from his left knee Wednesday afternoon. He had first started to feel discomfort in the knee during spring training this year. The A's have not yet released information on the specifics of the surgery, but Sogard will most likely return near the end of May.

OUTEric Sogard
2B/SS OAK
7 months ago

Sogard (knee) had surgery Wednesday, performed by Dr. James Andrews, John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sogard's procedure required the removal of loose bodies from his knee after Dr. Andrews confirmed that he needed surgery Wednesday. The A's will release information on the timetable for Sogard as soon as possible, but it is expected that he will be sidelined through the All-Star break. The utility infielder has yet to play a game in the 2016 regular season.

OUTEric Sogard
2B/SS OAK
8 months ago

Sogard (knee) will meet with Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday for a second opinion on whether or not he'll need surgery, John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group reports.

EDGE Analysis

It was reported earlier Tuesday that Sogard would in fact need surgery to remove loose bodies from his knee, but he will wait to make a final decision until he can meet with Dr. Andrews. If surgery is ultimately the direction Sogard and the team decide to go in, the timeline would have the utility infielder out through the All-Star break. More information on Sogard's status moving forward figures to be made available following his meeting with Andrews on Wednesday.