Eric Sogard 2B/SS OAK 2 days ago

Sogard is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Tigers.

Sogard had been filling in for Ben Zobrist at second base, but Zobrist came off the DL on Monday and is back in the lineup Tuesday, pushing Sogard to the bench against Tigers' starter David Price.

Eric Sogard 2B/SS OAK 2 weeks ago

Sogard went 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in the 7-6 loss to the White Sox Friday.

Sogard has been seeing regular playing time since the Ben Zobrist injury and looked good on Friday getting on base in all four of his at-bats. He has been hot as of late grabbing nine hits in his last six games and hitting safely in 16 of his last 22 games.

Eric Sogard 2B/SS OAK 2 months 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 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 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 4 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 8 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 9 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.