Blue Jays: Eric Sogard reportedly drawing trade interest

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TORONTO, ON - JUNE 28: Eric Sogard #5 of the Toronto Blue Jays hits a home run in the seventh inning during a MLB game against the Kansas City Royals at Rogers Centre on June 28, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - JUNE 28: Eric Sogard #5 of the Toronto Blue Jays hits a home run in the seventh inning during a MLB game against the Kansas City Royals at Rogers Centre on June 28, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images) /
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According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, Eric Sogard is “drawing interest across MLB” teams ahead of the trade deadline.

Blue Jays utilityman Eric Sogard, who has stunned the American League this season with a tremendous slash of .306/.370/.494 in 68 games, is “drawing interest across MLB”, per Jon Morosi of MLB Network and Fox Sports.

Morosi also notes that Rangers utilityman Danny Santana is among those garnering significant amounts of trade interest as the July 31 trade deadline nears.

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Sogard, 33, was signed as a minor-league free agent in the offseason and has since become one of the Blue Jays’ most influential bats, ranking in the team’s top five in doubles (16), triples (2), hits (82), runs scored (44), stolen bases (6), walks (28), and sacrifice bunts (3).

This season, he has appeared primarily at second base, while also helping out at third base, shortstop, and right field.

Prior to joining the Blue Jays, the bespectacled native of Phoenix, Arizona logged time in the Milwaukee Brewers and Oakland Athletics organizations, appearing in 652 games for his career.

At this point, there have been no specific teams connected to Sogard, though it’s possible that most contenders (or quasi-contenders) such as the Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, and St. Louis Cardinals could all be interested if the price is right.

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With the July 31 trade deadline approaching quickly, Sogard’s name is likely to be thrown around in numerous other trade rumours as the days go by. More to come.

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