On Wednesday morning, Eric Sogard was signed by the Milwaukee Brewers on a one-year, $4.5 million dollar deal with a team option for 2021. Last season with the Blue Jays and Rays, Sogard had a career year hitting .290 with an OPS of .810. He had 13 home runs to go along with 40 RBIs.
Eric Sogard previously played with the Brewers from 2017 through 2018. In that span, he didn’t light the world on fire but he had a tremendous impact on the fans. Sogard’s “Nerd Power” reigned supreme. He played in 149 games for the Brewers and hit .234 with 3 home runs, 20 RBIs, and 18 doubles.
Sogard’s greatest strength is that fact that he can play all over field. He can play the whole outfield as well as third, second, and short. This signing seems like an attempt to replace Milwaukee’s former utility man, Hernan Perez, who signed with the Cubs this offseason. I don’t expect much out of Sogard next season, but he will be a nice piece the Brewers can use to plug and play.