Jerry Sands LF CLE 2 weeks ago

Sands will start in right field and bat seventh Saturday against the Tigers.

Brandon Moss will sit with lefty David Price on the hill for Detroit, affording Sands an opportunity to start for the first time in a Cleveland uniform. It's a small sample (97 PA), but Sands has hit .289/.340/.511 against left-handed pitching at the major league level so far in his career.

Jerry Sands LF CLE 2 weeks ago

Sands was recalled from Triple-A Columbus on Friday.

This provides a strong hint that Michael Brantley (back) won't be ready for Friday's game against Detroit, even though the Indians aren't placing their star outfielder on the disabled list. While he could get some playing time against left-handed pitching, Sands probably won't be in the lineup for Friday's game, with Cleveland facing right-handed Alfredo Simon.

Jerry Sands LF CLE 2 weeks ago

Sands (wrist) will likely be called up for Friday's game against the Tigers, WTAM 1100's Nick Camino reports.

With Michael Brantley (back) missing the last two games, the Indians could use an extra outfielder. Sands has apparently recovered from the wrist issue that bothered him this spring, but he probably won't see enough at-bats to be worth an add in deep leagues, even if Brantley lands on the disabled list.

Jerry Sands LF CLE 4 weeks ago

Sands (wrist) was optioned to Triple-A on Monday, the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Paul Hoynes reports.

This leaves Jesus Aguilar, Michael Martinez and Austin Adams battling for the final bench spot on the Indians. Look for Sands to continue to recover from wrist surgery in the minor leagues, while serving as organizational outfield depth.

Jerry Sands LF CLE 4 months ago

Sands (wrist) signed a minor league contract with the Indians, which includes an invite to spring training.

Sands only has 22 plate appearances in the major leagues since 2012, and does not figure to be more than a source of organizational outfield depth. He is also recovering from wrist surgery, which is another factor working against Sands' chances of making the roster out of spring training.

Jerry Sands LF CLE 6 months ago

Sands was designated for assignment last week, but has chosen free agency, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Sands is currently recovering from wrist surgery, but now he will be on the look out for a new team as well. Sands has 82 career games in the majors, but has hit just .240 with an OBP of .317 in those games. He will have his choice of clubs during the offseason, so he will be able take his best opportunity to make the majors.

Jerry Sands LF CLE 6 months ago

Sands (wrist) was removed from the 60-day disabled list Monday, Mark Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Sands was removed from the 60-day DL on Monday as part of a move that is required in the offseason as the 60-day DL is dissolved. He should be fine for the start of spring training next season, but doesn't have a guaranteed spot on the roster heading into next season.

Jerry Sands LF CLE 8 months ago

Sands (wrist) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The move is procedural in order to open up a spot on the 40-man roster. Sands will continue to rehab his left wrist, which sustained a torn sheath in mid-July and ended his season prematurely.

Jerry Sands LF CLE 9 months ago

Jerry Sands needs season-ending surgery on his left wrist.

Sands simply wasn't recovering as hoped and it turns out he needs to get cut open. The outfielder picked up just four hits in 21 at-bats for the Rays this season.

Jerry Sands LF CLE 10 months ago

Jerry Sands (wrist) ran the bases on Tuesday.

Sands is a little over two weeks removed from straining his left wrist and is finally ready to do some baseball activities. There's no timetable for him to swing a bat, which obviously will be the biggest step for him.