The Cubs released Sogard on Wednesday.
After going unclaimed off waivers when he was designated him for assignment last week, Sogard presumably wasn't keen on reporting to Triple-A Iowa, so the Cubs elected to grant him his release. The 34-year-old utility man slashed .249/.283/.314 across 180 plate appearances with the Cubs this season before being bumped off the 40-man roster.
Sogard was designated for assignment by the Cubs on Friday, Tim Stebbins of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
The veteran infielder has a .249/.283/.314 slash line through 180 plate appearances this season, so it's not a major surprise to see Chicago jettison him from the 40-man roster with Matt Duffy (back) returning from the injured list. Sogard posted an .810 OPS in 110 games in 2019, but he's unlikely to garner much interest on the waiver wire with a paltry .582 OPS in 121 contests over the past two years.
Sogard (thumb) was reinstated from the injured list Friday, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Sogard had been dealing with a left thumb contusion, but he'll return after spending the minimum amount of time on the injured list. He should serve as infield depth for the Cubs.
The Cubs placed Sogard on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a left thumb contusion, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.
The infielder will be sidelined until after the All-Star break with the thumb injury. It's unclear whether Sogard is headed toward a more extended absence. Though the 35-year-old has hit an unremarkable .250 in 160 at-bats this season, he's likely to stick with the Cubs due to his defensive versatility and, when things get ugly, mop-up pitching abilities.
Sogard went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base in Wednesday's loss to the Brewers.
Making his fourth straight start, Sogard was productive in the 15-7 Cubs loss. Both Anthony Rizzo (back) and Kris Bryant (side) were out of the lineup Wednesday and are considered day-to-day with their injuries. Sogard should return to a bench role soon, but he has some limited fantasy value while the two Chicago stars are out.
Sogard will start at third base and bat seventh Wednesday against the Brewers.
Sogard will stick in the starting nine for the fourth straight contest, as he appears to be the beneficiary of both Anthony Rizzo (back) and Kris Bryant (side) being day-to-day with injuries. The Cubs are holding out hope that both players will be able to avoid the injured list, in which case Sogard would fade back into a utility role. Sergio Alcantara still appears to be ahead of Sogard in the pecking order for playing time at second base while Nico Hoerner (hamstring) and David Bote (shoulder) are on the shelf.
Sogard will return from a three-game absence from the lineup to start at second base and bat seventh Sunday against the Cardinals.
Though Sogard is back in the starting nine for the series finale, his days as Chicago's primary second baseman may be over. The lefty-hitting Sogard was withheld from the lineup for each of the last three games, all of which came against right-handed starting pitchers. Sergio Alcantara appears to have leapfrogged Sogard on the depth chart, but there will be room in the lineup for both players in the middle infield Sunday after Javier Baez (thumb) was scratched from the lineup.
Sogard is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Padres.
Thanks to injuries to fellow infielders Nico Hoerner (hamstring), David Bote (shoulder) and Matt Duffy (back), Sogard appears to have seized hold of a regular role at second base. Though the Padres will bring a right-hander (Yu Darvish) to the hill for the series finale, the lefty-hitting Sogard will head to the bench in what most likely amounts to a maintenance day. Ian Happ will relieve Sogard at the keystone, ending a streak of four straight starts at the position.
Sogard isn't starting Friday's game against the Giants.
Sogard had started each of the last two games and went 2-for-6 with a run and two strikeouts. Sergio Alcantara will start at second base and bat eighth.
Sogard is not in the starting lineup Tuesday against San Diego.
The versatile Sogard will get a breather after starting each of Chicago's previous six games. Patrick Wisdom will get the start at third base, with Sergio Alcantara manning the keystone.
Sogard went 1-for-3 with two RBI, a run scored and a walk in Saturday's win over the Reds.
Sogard started for the fourth game in a row with Nico Hoerner (hamstring) landing on the 10-day injured list, and the veteran has been making the most of the opportunity. He's hit safely in three of those four appearances, going 4-for-14 with a double, two RBI and four runs scored in that span. That's far from being elite production, but he's providing decent numbers near the bottom of the order.
Sogard will start at second base and bat eighth Wednesday against the Pirates.
Even with a lefty (Tyler Anderson) on the hill for Pittsburgh, the lefty-hitting Sogard will stick in the lineup for a second straight game. Sogard, who went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs in Wednesday's 4-1 win, could end up seeing regular work at second base after Nico Hoerner (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day injured list.
Sogard is starting at second base and batting eighth in Saturday's game against the Pirates.
David Bote is sliding over from second to third, which opens up the keystone for Sogard. With Ian Happ (ribs) and Nico Hoerner (forearm) currently on the injured list, the Cubs have been using Kris Bryant more frequently in the outfield, with Bote, Sogard and Matt Duffy filling in at second and third. That trio will see its playing time diminish when Happ and Hoerner are able to rejoin the team.
Sogard went 3-for-4 with a run scored in Saturday's loss to the Brewers.
Sogard picked up the start at second and Nico Hoerner played shortstop with David Bote and Javier Baez getting the day off. Sogard bumped his average up to .257 with the three-hit performance, but he still figures to retreat to the bench when Baez rejoins the lineup, and Hoerner could earn more regular playing time at the keystone now that he's with the big-league club. This could make Sogard an affordable option in daily formats when he plays; he's mostly off the radar in season-long leagues due to his role.
Sogard went 1-for-1 with a single, a stolen base, an RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's 16-4 win over the Mets.
Sogard pinch hit for Zach Davies in the bottom of the fourth and made the most of his opportunity by notching an RBI single to extend the Cubs' lead to 6-2. He would eventually steal second base during the next at-bat and come around to score the seventh run of the inning on an Ian Happ single. Sogard hasn't made much noise at the plate so far this year but does have three hits, three runs scored and two RBI over his last two games after managing just three hits, a run scored and two RBI in his first 26 at-bats.
Sogard went 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Mets.
Sogard was a late addition to the lineup, replacing David Bote, who had an upset stomach. The former responded with a solid game and helped the Cubs earn a 3-1 win. Sogard is still batting just .172 this season, however, and he'll likely to retreat to the bench when Bote is feeling better.
Sogard is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against Atlanta.
Sogard picked up a start Friday but will return to the bench Saturday in favor of David Bote. With Bote just 3-for-28 to begin the season, however, Sogard could potentially see more playing time moving forward, though he's only 3-for-25 himself. If both players keep struggling, Nico Hoerner could get promoted from Triple-A Iowa and take over the job at second base.
Sogard is starting at second base and batting eighth in Sunday's game against the Pirates.
Sogard will be making his third start of the season in the team's ninth game, sending David Bote to the bench. Sogard has just two hits in 12 at-bats so far and doesn't have a ton of fantasy appeal in his limited role.
Sogard will start at second base and bat eighth in Sunday's game against the Pirates.
David Bote started the first two games of the season at second base, but Sogard gets the nod for the rubber match. Sogard slashed .209/.281/.278 in 43 games for the Brewers last season, though he posted a much better .290/.353/.457 line across 110 games for the Rays and Blue Jays in 2019. The veteran infielder would have to unseat Bote at the keystone to put himself on the fantasy radar.
The Cubs selected Sogard's contract Sunday, Tim Stebbins of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Sogard and Matt Duffy -- who were both attending camp as non-roster invitees -- will break camp as the Cubs' utility infielders after Ildemaro Vargas was designated for assignment and after Nico Hoerner was optioned to the minors. The lefty-hitting Sogard will be a candidate to receive starts against right-handed pitching on days that manager David Ross elects to give David Bote, Kris Bryant or Javier Baez a breather.
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