According to ESPN’s Jesse Rogers, the Cubs have signed infielder Eric Sogard to a minor league deal.
Sogard, 34, played for the Brewers last season. The infielder finished with a .209/.281/.278 slash line in 43 games with Milwaukee. Sogard has been on the Cubs radar for awhile and it’s finally come to fruition.
Those numbers are down compared to his career .246/.316/.340 slash line, but Sogard figures to enter a similar role Jason Kipnis had with the Cubs in 2020.
The Cubs lack depth at second base with the insecurities of Nico Hoerner and utility man David Bote.
Sogard looks to return to 2019 form, where he finished with career highs in batting average (.290) and on-base percentage (.353). This move is potentially another low risk, high reward signing by Jed Hoyer.
Despite the bad 2020 season, Sogard is still intriguing, showing power and ability to hit to all parts of the field.
The Cubs host the Seattle Mariners at Sloan Park in Mesa, AZ today at 2:05 PM CST. Zach Davies is set to make his Cubs Spring Training debut this afternoon. The game will be televised on ESPN.