Cubs adding veteran infielder Eric Sogard


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Sogard is a solid veteran player (Kirby Lee - USA Today Sports)
Sogard is a solid veteran player (Kirby Lee - USA Today Sports)

The Chicago Cubs are adding veteran infielder Eric Sogard on a minor league deal as a non-roster invitee on Wednesday, according to multiple reports.

The deal is pending a physical.

Sogard is a solid veteran who will give the Northsiders some depth and versatility (2B/SS/3B) in the infield like Jason Kipnis (2B/1B) did in 2020 if he can make the team.

Since it's a minor league deal, there is no risk here to bring in a vet that has been to the postseason four times.

Obviously, Nico Hoerner and David Bote are the frontrunners for the second base gig but it doesn't hurt to have some veteran depth behind them.

In 2020, Sogard hit .209 with a homer and 10 RBIs in the shortened 60-game bizarro season.

His big year came in 2019, where he hit .290 with 13 homers.

For his MLB career, the 34-year-old is a .246 hitter with 25 homers and 175 RBIs with an 81 wRC+.

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