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.
Sogard is expected to make the Cubs' Opening Day roster after Nico Hoerner was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Friday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
Sogard was a non-roster invitee in camp and slashed .360/.448/.520 with one home run and four RBI across 10 Cactus League games. Hoerner also performed well in camp and could return to the majors relatively early in the season, but Sogard will split time with David Bote at second base to begin the year.
The Cubs could choose to carry 13 position players instead of 12 to start the year, which might help Sogard make the Opening Day roster, Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Earlier this spring, it seemed the organization was leaning toward having 12 position players and 14 pitchers. However, team president Jed Hoyer said recently that the Cubs could instead go with an even 13-13 split, which could help both Sogard and Nico Hoerner make the roster. If they do end up carrying the extra pitcher, it seems unlikely that both Sogard and Hoerner would stick around with David Bote also in the mix.
Sogard signed a minor-league contract with the Cubs on Wednesday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.
Sogard's contract option was declined by the Brewers in October, but he'll join the Cubs on a minor-league agreement now that spring training is underway. He'll presumably serve as a non-roster invitee and compete for a spot on the major-league roster after slashing .209/.281/.278 with 10 RBI over 43 games with Milwaukee last year.
The Brewers declined Sogard's $4.5 million club option for 2021 on Friday.
The veteran infielder began the season in a regular role but fell out of favor and finished with a .209/.281/.278 slash line in 43 games, so it's no surprise to see Milwaukee electing to pay the $500,000 buyout. Sogard had an .810 OPS during 2019 but like previous years he was unable to string together productive offensive seasons.
Sogard isn't starting Game 2 of the NL Wild Card Series against the Dodgers on Thursday.
Sogard went 0-for-3 with one walk in Wednesday's Game 1, but he'll take a seat Thursday against southpaw Clayton Kershaw. Sogard should be available off the bench as the Brewers attempt to force a decisive Game 3, but Luis Urias will draw the start at third base in the second game of the series.
Sogard went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and an RBI in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Reds.
After having not started in any of the Brewers' past nine games, Sogard was a surprising choice to enter the lineup Tuesday in a crucial contest that carried important playoff implications for both teams. Despite the lack of recent work, Sogard was able to come up clutch, delivering two of the Brewers' four extra-base hits on the night. With fellow infielders Keston Hiura and Luis Urias both struggling at the dish, Sogard could earn some more starts down the stretch as manager Craig Counsell looks to put his best lineup out there.
Sogard is out of the lineup for the first game of Monday's doubleheader with the Cardinals.
The lefty-hitting Sogard will unsurprisingly take a seat with southpaw Kwang Hyun Kim twirling for the Cardinals in Game 1, but the infielder's playing time against right-handed pitching has been trending down as well. Before entering the lineup for Sunday's 12-0 loss to the Cubs, Sogard hadn't started in any of the Brewers' previous seven games. Luis Urias has clearly supplanted Sogard as the team's everyday third baseman at this point.
Sogard is not in the lineup Sunday against the Pirates.
Sogard delivered a walkoff two-run homer Saturday, but he'll take a seat Sunday with lefty Steven Brault starting for the Pirates. Luis Urias shifts to third base and Keston Hiura starts at second with Ryan Braun serving as the designated hitter.
Sogard went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in a victory over the Pirates on Saturday.
Sogard stepped up to the plate against Richard Rodriguez with a runner aboard in the bottom of the ninth and ended the game with a long ball to right field. The walkoff was a rare highlight in a down season for the 34-year-old, who is slashing a paltry .179/.289/.244 through 90 plate appearances.
Sogard is not in the lineup Sunday at Pittsburgh.
The 34-year-old sat against lefty Derek Holland on Saturday, and he remains out of the lineup Sunday despite righty JT Brubaker taking the mound. Sogard is 5-for-35 over his past 10 games. Luis Urias will start at the hot corner Sunday for the Brewers.
Sogard isn't starting Saturday against the Pirates.
Sogard went 1-for-7 over the past two games, but he'll retreat to the bench Saturday with lefty Derek Holland starting for Pittsburgh. Luis Urias will start at third base in his absence.
Sogard is not starting Wednesday against the Twins.
Sogard will take a seat on the bench with left-hander Rich Hill starting for the Twins. Jedd Gyorko is starting at the hot corner in his place.
Sogard is not in Sunday's lineup against the Cubs.
He will head to the bench with southpaw Jon Lester on the hill for Chicago. Luis Urias will start at third base and bat eighth.
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|05/02||@ CIN||L 12-13||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/01||@ CIN||W 3-2||1||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|04/30||@ CIN||L 6-8||1||2||1||0||0||1||0|
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|2010||AAA-Sacramento River Cat||137||514||82||154||28||6||5||65||75||68||14||9||.300||.391||.407|
|2011||AAA-Sacramento River Cat||79||315||55||94||16||2||5||37||40||34||13||3||.298||.381||.409|
|2012||AAA-Sacramento River Cat||37||157||29||52||5||2||5||22||23||17||11||3||.331||.417||.484|
|2017||AAA-Colorado Springs Sky||24||91||30||30||8||0||3||17||15||12||5||0||.330||.421||.516|
|2017||AFX-Wisconsin Timber Rat||2||5||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||1||0||0||.000||.286||.000|
|2018||AAA-Colorado Springs Sky||27||89||10||20||4||0||0||11||10||16||0||1||.225||.297||.270|