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Sogard, Crew have 1-year deal with '21 option

@_dadler
December 20, 2019

The Brewers announced on Friday that they have agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million deal with Eric Sogard, with a club option for 2021. MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal first reported the deal on Wednesday. Sogard played two seasons in Milwaukee from 2017-18. The utility infielder had a solid first

The Brewers announced on Friday that they have agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million deal with Eric Sogard, with a club option for 2021. MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal first reported the deal on Wednesday.

Sogard played two seasons in Milwaukee from 2017-18. The utility infielder had a solid first year with the Brewers, hitting .273 with a .393 on-base percentage in 299 plate appearances, but he struggled in '18 and was released that September.

Sogard bounced back with a career year in 2019. In 110 games split between the Blue Jays, who signed him last December, and the Rays, who acquired him from Toronto just before the Trade Deadline, the 33-year-old hit .290/.353/.457 with a career-high 13 home runs and 40 RBIs.

While Sogard has played all around the infield and even some outfield, he played primarily second base in 2019. In his first stint in Milwaukee, he played second and shortstop.

David Adler is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @_dadler.