Sogard has gone 5-for-20 (.250) with two doubles and a 3:1 BB:K over eight games this spring.
Sogard did not hit much before the exhibition season was suspended, but he still managed to post a .348 OBP. He is set to open the season in a platoon at third base with Jedd Gyorko, so he will not be in the lineup every day. However, thanks to his on-base skills (.352 OBP over the last three seasons) he could head the batting order -- something he did regularly both this spring and last season -- when he starts.
Sogard appears to be destined for a platoon with Jedd Gyorko at third base this season, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
As a left-handed hitter, Sogard would see the majority of starts at the position. He could also see time in the middle infield or corner outfield spots if the Brewers want to get both Sogard and Gyorko into the lineup. If both players fail to impress, Ryon Healy or Brock Holt could enter the conversation at the hot corner.
Sogard signed a one-year, $4.5 million contract with the Brewers which includes a club option for a second season Wednesday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
The 33-year-old returns to the club where he spent the 2017 and 2018 campaigns. Sogard's two best seasons have come in 2017 and 2019, where he hit .273/.393/.378 and .290/.353/.457, respectively. It's hard to be fully confident in him heading into 2020, however, as those seasons bookended a 2018 season in which he hit just .134/.241/.165 in limited action. Keston Hiura appears to have the everyday job at Sogard's primary position (second base) locked up, but the veteran should be able to play fairly frequently in a utility role, as he can play all around the infield as well as both corner outfield spots.
Sogard is in the lineup for Game 5 of the American League Division Series against the Astros on Thursday.
The 33-year-old makes his first appearance in the starting lineup this postseason after recording one RBI and one run as a pinch hitter in Game 1 of the ALDS. Sogard will bat fifth against Gerrit Cole.
Sogard (foot) is on the Rays' ALDS roster.
Sogard doesn't have a hit since Sept. 2 after struggling with a bruised foot for most of the month. He didn't make the wild-card squad but is apparently good to go now, beating out Nate Lowe, Jesus Aguilar, Daniel Robertson and Mike Brosseau for a roster spot.
Sogard (foot) is making progress in his rehab and could be on the roster if the Rays advance to the American League Division Series, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Manager Kevin Cash provided an encouraging update on Sogard's recovery on Wednesday after the 33-year-old was kept off the wild-card roster. The second baseman has been sidelined since mid-September with a foot bruise, but Cash's update signals that Sogard could be ready to return soon if the Rays advance to the ALDS.
Sogard (foot) is not on the roster for Wednesday's wild-card game against Oakland, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Sogard was considered potentially available, but it's no surprise to see him fail to make the roster, as he's started just a single game since fouling a ball off his foot in early September. He's likely not out of contention for the ALDS roster should the Rays be victorious Wednesday.
Sogard (foot) has progressed to taking swings and could be available for Wednesday's Wild Card Game in Oakland, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Sogard wasn't available to play in the final series of the regular season this weekend, so it's unclear if he would be fully cleared for Wednesday or if he'd be available in a limited capacity. Yandy Diaz (foot) was activated off the 60-day injured list Sunday and will be limited to serving as the designated hitter, so the Rays may not be able to afford having two limited options off the bench.
Sogard (foot) remains very likely to be sidelined through the Rays' final three regular-season games this coming weekend, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
This follows a report earlier in the week that Sogard's right foot simply wasn't progressing well from the foul tip it absorbed Sept. 6. The veteran utility man would still have a chance of returning for a possible postseason run, but it's conceivable that Yandy Diaz, who's also capable of playing multiple infield positions and seems to be making notable progress with his own foot injury, is activated and placed on the 40-man roster at Sogard's expense if both continue to trend in opposite directions on the recovery scale.
Sogard's foot injury continues to progress very slowly, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.
Sogard has started just once since fouling a ball off his foot back on Sept. 6. He's still in pain despite treatment. With just four games left in the season, he may not make another appearance during the regular season.
Sogard continues to struggle with a deep bone bruise in his right foot and remains uncertain about when he'll be able to return to the lineup, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Sogard notes that he tried to play through the pain in a Sept. 14 start against the Angels after fouling a ball off his foot eight days prior. That ended up being a counterproductive decision, as Sogard has been sidelined since that point and remains without any firm timetable for return. The veteran's positional versatility and bat would naturally be an asset during any potential postseason games, so the Rays are likely to allow Sogard to rest for the final week of the regular season if necessary to up the chances of his availability for a possible AL Wild Card Game and beyond.
Sogard (foot) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Red Sox, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Sogard hasn't appeared in a game in close to a week, and he's made just one start since fouling a ball off his foot back Sept. 6. It's uncertain whether he will be able to return to the starting lineup this season. Joey Wendle has been playing close to every day at second base.
Sogard (foot) will sit Friday against the Red Sox, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports.
Sogard has played sporadically over the last two weeks while dealing with a lingering foot issue. Joey Wendle again slides to second base Friday, with Matt Duffy starting at third.
Sogard, who's only been in the starting lineup once since returning from a multi-game absence due to a foot injury, has primarily been on the bench due to physical limitations, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
It would be natural to assume Sogard's 2-for-21 tally in September was the main reason for his spot on the bench in recent games, as the versatile veteran was seemingly healthy when he returned to the lineup last Saturday. Manager Kevin Cash has confirmed otherwise, which places Sogard's availability for the remainder of the regular season somewhat up in the air. The Rays' skipper did express hope that Sogard would be fully available by this coming weekend's series versus the Red Sox, with the next 48 hours or so set to either support or undermine that notion.
Sogard remains on the bench Wednesday against the Dodgers, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Sogard may have lost his starting role at second base, as he sits even with right-hander Tony Gonsolin on the mound for the Dodgers. Joey Wendle gets another start at second base, with Nate Lowe starting at third.
Sogard is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Dodgers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Sogard doesn't have a hit since Sept. 1, going 0-for-16 at the plate since that date. Joey Wendle slides to second base in his absence, with Matt Duffy starting at third.
Sogard will sit against lefty Patrick Sandoval and the Angels on Sunday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Sogard returned from a week on the bench due to a bruised foot Sunday, going 0-for-4. Joey Wendle, another lefty stick, will get the start at second base in his absence.
Sogard (foot) went 0-for-4 in a win over the Angels on Saturday, a game that marked his return to the starting lineup after a six-game absence.
The good news was that Sogard was healthy enough to make his return after his week-long absence, but his September struggles at the plate continued. The veteran utility man is just 2-for-20 since the calendar flipped from August, a month during which he hit an impressive .317.
Sogard is starting at second base and hitting seventh Saturday against the Angels.
He is hitless in 11 at-bats over his last seven games -- several of those at-bats have come of late as a pinch hitter. Sogard should play three or four days per week over the rest of the season.
Sogard (foot) is not in the lineup Friday against the Angels.
Sogard hasn't started a game since fouling a ball off his foot last Friday, though he likely wouldn't have started on this occasion even if healthy with lefty Andrew Heaney on the mound for the Angels. He's appeared off the bench in each of the last three games and could do so again Friday. Daniel Robertson will start at second base.
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