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Brewers place Sogard on DL with sore ankle

Club recalls infielder Rivera from Triple-A, outrights outfielder Reed to Double-A
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CHICAGO -- After dealing with a sore left ankle and dropping in and out of the lineup over the last week, Eric Sogard was placed on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to Wednesday ahead of the team's game against the Cubs on Thursday.

Before the game, Brewers manager Craig Counsell hinted that a move could be coming, especially given that the All-Star break is just around the corner. Sogard was absent from the lineup for a second straight day, though Counsell did note he probably wouldn't have started regardless.

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CHICAGO -- After dealing with a sore left ankle and dropping in and out of the lineup over the last week, Eric Sogard was placed on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to Wednesday ahead of the team's game against the Cubs on Thursday.

Before the game, Brewers manager Craig Counsell hinted that a move could be coming, especially given that the All-Star break is just around the corner. Sogard was absent from the lineup for a second straight day, though Counsell did note he probably wouldn't have started regardless.

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"Well, [Jonathan Villar] would be playing today with a left-handed pitcher," Counsell said. "But we aren't making much progress [with the injury]."

In a corresponding move, the club recalled Yadiel Rivera from Triple-A Colorado Springs. The Brewers also outrighted outfielder Michael Reed to Double-A Biloxi in an unrelated move, putting their 40-man roster at 39.

Rivera, who has played 42 career games with the Brewers at the Major League level, is slashing .243/.299/.340 in the Minors this season. Conversely, Sogard is in the midst of a career year and was slashing .331/.438/.485 in 43 games before the injury.

The hope for the Brewers is that with the first half coming to a close, Sogard will miss minimal time on the field while the team can add another option before the break.

"Using the All-Star break and getting some days off just to make sure he's ready for the second half," Counsell said. "Frankly, the option is just going to be for another body. Just to get another healthy body here."

Scott Chasen is a reporter with MLB.com based in Chicago and covered the Brewers on Thursday.

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