The Oakland A's announced on Wednesday that infielder Eric Sogard had successful left knee surgery. Dr. James Andrews performed the surgery, which was a debridement of the patellar tendon. No timetable for Sogard's return was released at the time of the announcement, but recovery from that procedure can range from six to 12 weeks.
Sogard began the season on the disabled list with a neck issue. He returned to the field last week and played in two rehab games with the High-A Stockton Ports, collecting two singles in seven at-bats. Sogard reported knee pain during those games.
Sogard has appeared in 435 games with the A's since 2010. He is a career .239 hitter with a .295 OBP. Sogard is an excellent defensive second baseman and he has been worth 3.8 dWAR in his career, according to Baseball-Reference.