Athletics infielder Eric Sogard seems set for knee surgery and could be out six to eight weeks, according to various reporters, including the Bay Area News Group’s John Hickey. “They found some loose bodies in the knee near the patella tendon,” Sogard said after an MRI. “And they have to take them out. I’ve played through the pain the last couple of years, but this is the time.” Sogard will seek a second opinion, but surgery seems likely, manager Bob Melvin says.
Sogard began the season on the disabled list with a shoulder problem that is (perhaps obviously) unrelated to his current health issues. He played in 120 games, mostly at second base, for the A’s last season, and he batted a disappointing .247/.294/.304 but with strong defensive numbers. He’s currently on the outside looking in for either Athletics starting infield job, since the team now has Jed Lowrie at second base and Marcus Semien at shortstop.