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Sogard, Brewers agree to $2.4 million,1-year contract

October 26, 2017

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Eric Sogard throws to first after forcing out Cincinnati Reds' Jose Paraza at second during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Brewers have signed infielder Eric Sogard to a one-year contract. He was eligible to become a free agent after the World Series. General manager David Stearns said Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 that Sogard provides a "veteran presence" and is someone who can play several positions and get on base often.(AP Photo/Tom Lynn, File)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Infielder Eric Sogard and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a $2.4 million, one-year contract.

Sogard, who had been eligible to become a free agent after the World Series, can earn $650,000 in performance bonuses based on games played: $150,000 each for 30, 50, 70 and 90, and $50,000 for 120.

General manager David Stearns said Thursday that Sogard provides a veteran presence, can play several positions and get on base often.

The 31-year-old Sogard batted .273 with three home runs and 18 RBIs in 94 games in 2017, his first season with Milwaukee. He missed all of 2016 with a left knee injury.

Sogard made 60 starts at four positions — second base, shortstop, third base and left field. He previously spent six seasons with the Oakland Athletics, from 2010-15.

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