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Sacramento Notes: Position & Rotation Shifts
Sogard's Glove To Be Tested At Short When the Oakland A's made a trade with the San Diego Padres in January to acquire third-baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff, they also picked up a minor league infielder named Eric Sogard. Sogard came to the A's with a much lower profile than the major league veteran Kouzmanoff, but that profile has been on the rise thanks to a solid 2010 campaign with Triple-A Sacramento. Sogard, an Arizona State alum, was a second-round pick of the Padres in 2007. He moved quickly through the Padres' system, even playing one game in Triple-A in 2007. He spent the entire 2009 season in the Double-A Texas League, where he hit .293 for the San Antonio Missions. The Phoenix, Arizona, native has been a consistent presence in a constantly changing River Cats' line-up this season. He survived a horrible April, during which he hit only .234, and he is currently batting a solid .291 with a .378 OBP. Sogard also sports a 1:1 K:BB ratio with 61 walks and strike-outs in 118 games. A...
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