After the constant speculation, the first trade of many in the next 72 hours has happened. Infielder Eric Sogard is now a member of the Tampa Bay Rays.
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
Unsurprising that the Rays of all teams want to acquire a player that’s over-performing and is extremely cheap in exchange of nothing earth-shattering to the top prospect system in baseball.
Signed to a minor-league contract during spring training this year, Sogard was called-up early this season and has been one of the Jays’ most consistent bats this season. Mostly lodged towards the top of the lineup, he is sporting a .300 batting average and a .840 OPS.
One of the good stories from this season is now heading to Tampa as they try to compete for a wild card spot.
The return for the Jays have not been announced yet.