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Chicago Cubs interested in both Eric Sogard, Jarrod Dyson

Eric Sogard, Jarrod Dyson, Cubs

The Chicago Cubs have expressed interest in Toronto Blue Jays utility man Eric Sogard and Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Jarrod Dyson, according to Patrick Mooney and Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic.

Sogard has registered an impressive slash line of .305/.369/.491 with 10 home runs and 30 RBI over 304 plate appearances this season and has played multiple positions in both the infield and the outfield.

The 33-year-old was originally selected by the San Diego Padres in the second round of the 2007 MLB Draft, but did not make his major-league debut until 2010 with the Oakland Athletics.

He spent the first six years of his career with the Athletics, posting a cumulative slash line of .239/.295/.313 with eight long balls and 105 RBI across 1,331 total plate appearances, obviously a far cry from his production with the Blue Jays in 2019.

Sogard then joined the Milwaukee Brewers in 2017 and began to show some promise, slashing .273/.393/.378 with three dingers and 18 RBI through 299 plate appearances, but he then posted an OPS of just .406 over 113 plate appearances last season.

Meanwhile, Dyson currently owns a slash line of .254/.335/.369 while connecting on six homers and driving in 21 runs across 284 trips to the plate this year, adding 21 stolen bases.

Mainly known for his defense, Dyson spent the first seven seasons of his career with the Kansas City Royals, winning a World Series with the club in 2015. Over that time, he slashed .260/.325/.353.

The 34-year-old then spent one year with the Seattle Mariners before linking up with the Diamondbacks in 2018.

The Cubs currently sit in first place in the NL Central division with a record of 54-45.