Over the course of the 2017 season, the Milwaukee Brewers have had a productive second baseman for a total of about a month.
That was when Eric Sogard broke onto the scene with a monster stretch in May and June where he hit for well over .350 and was on base almost every time he took to the plate.
Sadly, since then and since coming back from an injury, Sogard seemingly cannot hit water even if he fell out of a boat.
The organization has now decided to go elsewhere and has claimed Neil Walker off of revocable waivers from the New York Mets.
At 31, Walker could provide some very needed veteran consistency for the slumping Brewers. That said, he is still an upgrade for the Brewers. His season batting splits currently sit at .264/.339/.442 to go along with 10 homeruns.
Other than Sogard, the Brewers have also used Jonathan Villar. Coming off of a career year in 2016, Villar just has not been the same player. His season splits sit at .216/.274/.333.
Adding Walker could be the move that reignites a slumping offense that showed it has the capability to hit with the best of them in the first half of the season. Walker is under contract through the end of the 2017 season and will be a free agent at the season’s conclusion.
MLB Network and FOX’s Ken Rosenthal was the first to note a trade was occurring.