Dec. 18 (UPI) — The Milwaukee Brewers agreed to terms with versatile free-agent infielder Eric Sogard on a one-year deal Wednesday.
Sogard spent two seasons with the Brewers from 2017-18 and had a solid first year in Milwaukee, recording a .273 batting average and .393 on-base percentage in 299 plate appearances. He struggled in the 2018 campaign and was eventually released at the end of the season.
The Blue Jays signed Sogard to a minor league contract before the start of last season. He was called up to the majors in mid-April and belted 10 homers in only 73 games before being dealt to the Rays before the trade deadline in July.
Sogard, 33, had a .266 batting average and added three more home runs with the Rays, doubling his career total in only one season. He is known as a second baseman but can play every infield position as well as corner outfield.
Sogard has a .248 average with 24 home runs and 165 RBIs in his MLB career.