Eric Sogard 2B/SS OAK 10 Months
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.
Eric Sogard 2B/SS OAK 12 Months
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 Jason 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."
Eric Sogard 2B/SS OAK 12 Months
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.
Eric Sogard 2B/SS OAK Jul 21 '13
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.
Eric Sogard 2B/SS OAK May 06 '13
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.
Eric Sogard 2B/SS OAK Apr 17 '13
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.
Eric Sogard 2B/SS OAK Apr 10 '13
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.
Eric Sogard 2B/SS OAK Mar 29 '13
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.
Eric Sogard 2B/SS OAK Aug 27 '12
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.
Eric Sogard 2B/SS OAK Aug 18 '12
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.