Sogard undergoes surgery on left knee

A's infielder yet to appear in a regular-season game this year

Sogard undergoes surgery on left knee

NEW YORK -- A's infielder Eric Sogard underwent left knee surgery in Florida on Wednesday, with Dr. James Andrews performing a debridement of the patellar tendon.

In a statement, the A's said Sogard is resting comfortably and is scheduled to return to Oakland on Friday.

The club has not announced a timeline for Sogard's recovery, but the infielder said last week he expected to miss at least six weeks.

Sogard began the season on the disabled list because of a neck strain. It wasn't until he began a rehab assignment with Class A Advanced Stockton that he experienced lingering knee discomfort he said dates back to last year.

Worth noting

• Right-hander Henderson Alvarez completed three innings in his first Minor League rehab start on Wednesday, allowing one run on three hits with one strikeout for Class A Advanced Stockton. Alvarez, expected to join the A's rotation in May, threw an additional 15 pitches in the bullpen following his departure to reach 45.

Jane Lee is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.