Cubs adding veteran infielder Eric Sogard
|Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 10:16 AM- -|
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.
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+.