Eric Sidney Sogard was originally signed by San Diego scout Dave Lottsfeldt…was drafted by the Padres with Houston's second round pick as compensation for the loss of free agent Woody Williams… graduated from Thunderbird (Phoenix, AZ) High School…had his number retired by his high school in 2014…attended Arizona State University…earned 2nd Team All-America honors in 2006 and 2007 and was a member of the Sun Devils All Decade Team (2000-09)…is married, Kaycee…has a daughter, Saydee, and son, Knix…father, Rudy, played baseball at DePauw University.
Saw action with the A's for the sixth consecutive season and batted .247 in 120 games…is one of two Athletics to play in each of the last six seasons along with Coco Crisp…his 435 games played over that stretch are third most by an Athletic (Crisp 632, Reddick 528)…had career highs in RBI (37) and at bats (372) and matched his best in triples (3)…hit just one home run for the second consecutive season and has two home runs in his last 289 games…was successful on 6-of-7 (85.7%) stolen base attempts… made 91 of his 102 starts against right-handed pitching…hit .255 (79-for-310) against righties, .210 (13-for-62) against lefties…has made 324 of his 349 career starts against right-handers…his career splits are .245 (248-for-1013) against righties, .208 (41-for-197) against lefties…started 72 of the A's first 108 games at second base, but just 15 of the final 54…also started 14 games at shortstop and one at third base…committed five errors as a second baseman for a .989 fielding percentage…also made one error at shortstop (.983 fielding percentage)…has now played 323 career games at second base, which is sixth most in Oakland history…went 5-for-7 (.714) with three doubles (1.143 slugging percentage), a walk and 11 RBI with the bases loaded…is a .480 (12-for-25) career hitter with the bases full…had a .313 batting average with runners in scoring position and two outs…hit .280 against a pitcher the first time he saw him in a game, .193 after that…was 2-for-7 (.286) with two walks (.444 on-base percentage) as a pinch hitter…made most of his starts batting ninth (48 games) or eighth (35) in the order.
Spent the entire year with the A's for the second consecutive season and batted .223 with a home run and 22 RBI in 117 games…made 88 of his 92 starts against right-handed pitching (80 at second base, 12 at shortstop)…hit .228 (57-for-250) with all 11 of his extra base hits (10 doubles, one home run) against right-handers, .195 (8-for-41) against left-handers…has made 233 of his 247 career starts against righties…his career splits are .240 (169-for-703) with six of his seven home runs against righties, .207 (28-for-135) against lefties…was batting .186 with 18 runs, nine RBI and 14 walks in 63 games before the All-Star Break…then hit .267 with 20 runs, 13 RBI and 17 walks in 54 games after the break…is a .212 (92-for-433) career hitter before the break, .259 (105-for-405) after the break…had career highs in walks (31) and stolen bases (11)…30 of his walks came while batting ninth in the order, which was the most in the majors…was successful in 11-of-15 (73.3%) stolen base attempts…led the A's with four sacrifice hits…had a .268 slugging percentage, which was a career low…it also ranked second lowest in the American League and sixth lowest in Oakland history among players with 300 or more plate appearances…hit .263 in Oakland compared to .190 on the road…clubbed his only home run of the season at home after hitting each of his first six career home runs on the road…was 3-for-6 (.500) with the bases loaded and is 7-for-18 (.389) in his career…hit .176 against a pitcher the first time he saw him in a game, .274 the second time and .355 the third time…committed five errors in 102 games at second base for a .988 fielding percentage…also made five errors in 14 games at shortstop for a .896 fielding percentage…went 0-for-3 as a pinch hitter…made a team-leading 81 starts batting ninth…also started in the eight spot 11 times.
OAKLAND: Went 3-for-3 April 6 against Seattle, his fourth career three-hit game…was hitting .250 over his first seven games through April 11…then batted .176 over a 56-game stretch from April 12 to July 12…equaled his career high with three RBI April 30 at Texas (third time)…snapped a career-high 0-for-18 streak with his fifth inning single May 18 at Cleveland…finished May with a .158 batting average in 20 games…then batted .188 in 18 contests in June…matched his career high with three hits June 1 against Los Angeles (AL) and Sept. 13 at Seattle (sixth time)…had the second two-steal game of his career June 17 against Texas (also June 12, 2013 vs. New York-AL)…did not commit an error over his first 61 games through July 12, including 60 games as a second baseman…made his first error July 20 against Baltimore, snapping a 62-game errorless streak as a second baseman dating back to Sept. 28, 2013…it was the fourth longest errorless streak by a second baseman in Oakland history…that started a seasonending stretch where he committed 10 errors over his final 54 games (five at shortstop, five at second base)…had back-to-back multiple hit games July 20 and 23 and hit .333 over a 14-game stretch from July 20 to Aug. 8…batted .267 in 12 games in July and .267 with 12 walks (.384 on-base percentage) in 25 games in August…had made 56 of his 57 starts through Aug. 4 as a second baseman…then made 24 starts at second base and 11 at shortstop over the A's final 51 games…tied an Oakland record with two sacrifice hits Aug. 5 against Tampa Bay…homered in the sixth inning the next day against the Rays to snap a career-high 110-game, 341-at bat homerless streak…it was his lone home run of the season and his first since July 21, 2013 at Los Angeles (AL)…the home run came in a start at shortstop…now has a 122-game homerless streak as a second baseman, which is an Oakland record for a second baseman, topping the mark of 113 set by Mike Edwards from July 21, 1978 to June 22, 1979…it is the longest by an Athletics second baseman since John Donaldson had a 148-game streak from Aug. 26, 1966 to June 10, 1968…walked a career-high four times Aug. 9 against Minnesota to become the first Athletic and 14th Major Leaguer since 1914 to walk four times while batting ninth in the order…hit safely in a season-high four straight games from Aug. 20 to 27 (4-for-10, .400)…drove in seven runs in 25 games in August after collecting just 11 RBI over his first 70 games…went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts Sept. 21 against Philadelphia…prior to that, had not struck out more than twice in a game in his career.
Spent the entire season with Triple-A Sacramento before he was brought up to Oakland following the
conclusion of the River Cats' season Sept. 14...went 3-for-7 (.429) with two walks in four games with
the A's...made his Major League debut Sept. 14 at Kansas City, walking as a pinch hitter for Mark Ellis
in his first plate appearance in the fourth inning of an 11-3 A's loss...remained in the game at second base
and singled off Dusty Hughes in the eighth inning for his first big league hit...struck out as a pinch hitter
the next day against the Royals and did not play again until Sept. 22 against Chicago when he made his
first start at second base (1-for-3)...all three of his defensive appearances came at second base...had a
single and a walk Sept. 26 against Texas but did not play on the final road trip of the season.
SACRAMENTO: Spent the balance of the season at Triple-A Sacramento where he hit .300 with five
home runs and 65 RBI in 137 games...added 75 walks to fuel a .391 on-base percentage...struck out
just 68 times and has finished with fewer strikeouts than walks in each of his last three seasons...stole 14
bases, his third straight season in double figures...had career-highs in games, triples (6) and strikeouts...
ranked fourth in the Pacific Coast League in walks and was fifth in games played...led Sacramento in
games, hits (154) and walks, finished second in doubles (28) and total bases (209) and tied for second in
triples...ranked third in the A's farm system in hits, fourth in batting, fifth in walks and on-base percentage,
tied for sixth in triples, eighth in total bases (209) and tied for ninth in runs (82)...hit .303 against
right-handed pitching and .291 against left-handers...had a .326 batting average with runners in scoring
position...batted .324 with 21 of his 28 doubles on the road...hit .339 during the day but belted all five
of his home runs at night...batted .350 in the first inning...committed 10 errors in 95 games as a second
baseman for a .979 fielding percentage...also made four errors in 25 contests at shortstop (.968) but went
errorless in 14 games as a third baseman...hit in every spot in the batting order except fourth...saw his
most action hitting second, where he batted .337 in 62 games...got off to a slow start, hitting .164 over
his first 17 games...then had a 12-game hitting streak from April 25 to May 8 (22-for-47, .468) to lift
his average over .300 for the first time (.304)...followed the hitting streak with a season-long 0 for 19
skid...hit safely in 19 consecutive road games from May 14 to June 24 (31-for-76, .408), which was the
longest road hitting streak in the PCL...went 4-for-5 May 30 at Reno, his first of two four-hit games...
that was part of streak of five consecutive multiple hit games from May 27 to 31 (12-for-21, .571)...hit
his first home run May 29, his 49th game of the season...batted .343 in May, his best month in 2010...
hit safely in a season-high 17 consecutive games from June 5 to 24 (25-for-66, .379) to lift his batting
average back over .300 (.309)...went 2-for-23 (.087) over his next six games but then had three straight
three-hit games at Reno, July 5-7...had his lone two-steal game of the season, July 18 at Salt Lake...
had a 10-game hitting streak from Aug. 2 to 11 (14-for-43, .326) and scored at least one run in each of
the first nine games during that streak (12 runs total)...drove in a season-high four runs Aug. 22 at Salt
Lake...his average slipped to .291 Aug. 30 but he went 12-for-26 (.462) over his final seven games to
finish the year at .300...homered in back-to-back games, Sept. 2-3...was 4-for-6 with two doubles, a home run and three RBI Sept. 3 at Colorado Springs...went 6-for-19 (.316) with seven runs, two RBI,
five walks and two stolen bases in five postseason games for the River Cats.