Sogard was released by the Brewers on Saturday. Sogard had a surprisingly effective 2017 season in which he hit .273/.393/.378. He wasn't nearly as productive this year, hitting a miserable .134/.241/.165 in 113 plate appearances, earning a well-deserved release. He's only ever had just the one good season at the plate, so he's unlikely to generate a ton of interest as a free agent.
Sogard inked a minor-league contract with Milwaukee on Friday. Expect Sogard to report to Triple-A Colorado Springs after being released by the organization earlier this month. Across 55 games with the Brewers in 2018, he hit just .134/.241/.165 with two RBI and three stolen bases. Though it's unlikely he will make an impact at the major-league level the rest of the season, he provides added infield depth within Milwaukee's system.
The Brewers released Sogard on Tuesday. With veteran infielders Brad Miller and Tyler Saladino both outperforming him and rookie utility man Nate Orf also surpassing him on the organizational depth chart, Sogard became a roster casualty for the Brewers. None of the other 29 teams were willing to pick up the money remaining on Sogard's one-year, $2.4 million deal, but now that he's a free agent, he could generate interest from a number of clubs on a cheaper contract. Though he's been a disappointment this season, Sogard can fill in at three infield spots and is just one year removed from posting a .393 on-base percentage over nearly 300 plate appearances.
Sogard was designated for assignment Thursday. The 32-year-old second baseman was removed from the 40-man roster after Tyler Saladino (ankle) was reinstated from the disabled list. Sogard struggled mightily in the big leagues in 2018, batting .134 with three doubles and two RBI through 55 games.
Sogard hit a pinch-hit sacrifice fly in the eighth inning of Thursday's victory over the Reds. Sogard has played sparingly since being recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs on May 25, and Thursday's RBI was just the second he has recorded this season with the Brewers. He will see a start here or there but is mainly being limited to pinch-hit duty for now.