[13], "From farm country and the Dodgers' farm system, Jerry Sands makes the big leagues", "L.A. Dodgers: Dodgers' Jerry Sands hits first major league homer", "Red Sox Acquire Joel Hanrahan From Pirates", "Indians promote 1B/OF Jerry Sands from Columbus; Option RHP Austin Adams to AAA Columbus", "Indians promote RHP Ryan Webb from Columbus; designate OF Jerry Sands for assignment", "Indians Acquire Dan Otero, Designate Jerry Sands", "Sands is Eastern League Player of the Week - Salisbury Post", "Nexen Heroes replace struggling hitter with ex-big leaguer Jerry Sands", "Nexen Heroes sign new foreign pitcher, retain two foreign players", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Jerry_Sands&oldid=970484093, American expatriate baseball players in Japan, American expatriate baseball players in South Korea, People from Middletown, Orange County, New York, Articles with unsourced statements from February 2017, Articles with unsourced statements from August 2018, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Career statistics and player information from, This page was last edited on 31 July 2020, at 15:34. His BB/9 was high at 3.1, although that number is down from the 3.6 he put up in 2018. The other reason for Sands to be in the lineup is protection. Hanshin Tigers News. Right after the all-star game he was promoted to the AA Chattanooga Lookouts in the Southern League, where he homered in his first game with the Lookouts. Over the past 17 contests, he's hitting .383 with eight home runs and 20 RBI. On December 26, the Red Sox traded him (along with Stolmy Pimentel, Mark Melancon and Iván DeJesús, Jr.) to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Brock Holt and Joel Hanrahan. [10], On August 7, 2018, Sands signed with the Nexen Heroes of the KBO League. Hits fifth homer Wednesday. He’s also got a fantastic arm behind the plate and is known for being an excellent blocker of spiked curveballs and yanked sliders. save. Here’s my ideal lineup (which will certainly be very different from the Opening Day lineup for reasons I will get into in a moment): Anyone who has at all followed the Tigers this spring will know that the Opening Day lineup will certainly be quite different from mine. In 10 games, he hit .400 with five home runs. By Steve Adams | June 5, 2020 at 2:14pm CDT. On December 23, 2013, he was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Rays. The Indians purchased his contract on April 10, 2015 and added him to the active roster. In his first at-bat, he hit a double to right field off of Tim Hudson. In 143.1 innings of work, the submariner had a very good 3.14 ERA to go along with an impressive 64.6% ground ball rate.

As for Choice, a 28-year-old former first-round draft pick, he has struggled through three hundred career MLB plate appearances (.188/.253/.320) but turned in a big 2017 effort after moving to Nexen last year. [7] He was called back up by the Indians on May 28. Jerry Sands hit his first Major League home run on May 21 off of Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox. While fans hope he could be the second-coming of Randy Bass, realistically he should be a good power bat that can provide protection for Ohyama, something he lacked last season. Sands spent most of the season with AAA Albuquerque, where he was selected as the designated hitter on the post-season All-PCL All-Star team.

Judging by recent practice games, it seems he’ll be filling some sort of utility role, as he’s played both third base and left field, while also being benched for some games. Juan Pablo Aravena breaks down Thursday's Swallows at Tigers game for Dream11 contests. Chicago White Sox Jerry Sands Transactions, By Jeff Todd | December 23, 2015 at 1:19pm CDT. Posted by.

Over the past 17 … He was assigned to the AAA Albuquerque Isotopes in the Pacific Coast League to begin the 2011 season. Either stack their lineup with their best hitters and accept the defensive shortcomings, or play their best defenders every day and hope the pitching and defense is enough to carry the team to a pennant. He’s a career .238/.306/.367 hitter in 464 trips to the plate at the Major League level and has been a thorn in the side of Triple-A pitchers, against whom he’s mashed at a .268/.357/.492 clip over the life of 439 games. He was assigned to the AAA Albuquerque Isotopes in the Pacific Coast League to begin the 2011 season. Having Justin Bour and Sands hitting behind him could force opposing pitchers to come after him a bit more, giving more opportunities to make good contact. Sands went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and one strikeout in Tuesday's win against the Swallows. Sands had his contract purchased by the Dodgers on April 18, 2011 and made his major league debut as the starting left fielder against the Atlanta Braves. The Indians purchased his contract on April 10, 2015 and added him to the active roster. Itoi is an aging star who will turn 39 in July. Orix Buffaloes (8-11-2) 4.0GB, Hanshin Tigers (7-11) 4.0GB                                                   6. Teams. Jerry Sands was selected as the Dodgers “Minor League Player of the Year” and given an invite to Major League spring training. He played in 68 games in AA and hit .270 with 17 home runs and 47 RBI. Hanshin Tigers. Sands had his contract purchased by the Dodgers on April 18, 2011 and made his major league debut as the starting left fielder against the Atlanta Braves. Jerry Sands was designated for assignment on April 29. Sands, Jerry. 17. share. However, he turned it around in 2009, hitting .350 with 14 home runs in 41 games for the Ogden Raptors and earning a birth on the Pioneer League all-star team and a late-season promotion to the Class-A Great Lakes Loons. He has also played for the Tampa Bay Rays, Cleveland Indians, and Chicago White Sox and for the Kiwoom Heroes of the KBO League. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Sands struggled in his first professional season with the Gulf Coast Dodgers in 2008, hitting only .205 in 46 games. Juan Pablo Aravena breaks down Saturday's Tigers at Dragons game for Dream11 contests.