Brewers promote Nick Franklin, send Sogard to minors

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MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Brewers have selected the contract of utility player Nick Franklin from Double-A Biloxi, sending infielder Eric Sogard to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Milwaukee also transferred Stephen Vogt to the 60-day disabled list after the catcher suffered a setback in his comeback from a right shoulder injury.

But the Brewers bullpen could get All-Star closer Corey Knebel back from a left hamstring injury. Manager Craig Counsell said that Knebel could be activated in the next few days.

Franklin was in the starting lineup at second base on Tuesday against the Cleveland Indians. The switch-hitter was hitting .288 in the minors.

Production at second base has been a problem for the Brewers. Sogard was hitting .100 in 28 games in splitting time with Jonathan Villar and Hernan Perez.

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