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Oakland A's Prospect Profile: Eric Sogard, 2B

In mid-January, the Oakland A's completed a four-player trade with the San Diego Padres, sending Scott Hairston and Aaron Cunningham south for Kevin Kouzmanoff and Eric Sogard. Sogard was the only player involved in the deal without major league experience, but that may not be the case for much longer, as the second baseman is making steady progress to the big leagues. We profile Sogard inside.

Name: Eric Sogard Born: May 22, 1986 Height: 5'10'' Weight: 180 Bat/Throw: L/R Background Sogard was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the second round of the 2007 draft after a successful three-year career at Arizona State. The Phoenix native posted OPSs higher than 1000 during both his sophomore and junior seasons with the Sun Devils. After signing with the Padres for $400,000, he had a...

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