As the Toronto Blue Jays geared up to play the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday, Eric Sogard was scratched from the lineup, and reportedly is heading to the team sitting just a few yards away.
Per multiple reports, Toronto is set to trade Sogard to the Rays pending medical reviews. The return has yet to be disclosed but it is not expected to be a major-leaguer in return, according to Mark Topic of the Tampa Bay Times. No official announcement has been made.
In 73 games for the Blue Jays this season, the 33-year-old is hitting .300 in 287 at-bats, registering 45 runs and 86 hits. After being cut after spring training and sent to the minors, Sogard was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo and has been one of their Toronto's better players, notching 10 home runs for Toronto. He batted just a .134 with the Milwaukee Brewers last season in just 55 games (97 at-bats).
The Rays are currently dealing with key injuries, including pitcher Blake Snell and AL Rookie of the Year candidate Brandon Lowe. The San Francisco Giants were reportedly in the running for Sogard, but it appears that Tampa came out the winner.
This story will be updated.