Report: Blue Jays trade Eric Sogard to Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays are adding some depth for a potential playoff push.
According to Jeff Passan of ESPN, the Rays have acquired utility man Eric Sogard from the Toronto Blue Jays after multiple teams pursued him.
Infielder Eric Sogard has been traded to the Tampa Bay Rays, league sources tell ESPN. Multiple teams were on him but Toronto ultimately settled on a deal with Tampa Bay.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 28, 2019
Sogard fits the bill for a solid player who could help the Rays without costing much in terms of prospect value. The 33-year-old veteran has appeared in 73 games for the Blue Jays this season, hitting .300 with a career-high 10 home runs while playing five different positions in the field. If he can keep that up, he’ll be a nice add for a Rays team that likes that sort of versatility.