Jerry Sands LF CLE 3 weeks ago

Sands has accepted his assignment to Triple-A Columbus.

The Indians no longer have an immediate need for Sands, who had been a consistent presence in the lineup against left-handed starters. He started the season 8-for-23 (.348), with four RBI, two runs, two doubles and two walks. He'll likely make it back to the majors at some point this season.

Jerry Sands LF CLE 3 weeks ago

Sands has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Columbus, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Sands can now elect to stay within the organization or test the free agent waters. The outfielder had been off to a strong start in limited opportunities, so he may garner interest from a team in search of a right-handed bat should he choose to go that route.

Jerry Sands LF CLE 4 weeks ago

Sands was designated for assignment by the Indians on Wednesday.

Sands went an impressive 8-for-23 (.348) in nine games with the Indians, but he totaled just six at-bats since Apr. 15, so the team decided to cut him loose to open up a spot for reliever Ryan Webb. Sands' next step will be uncertain until after his waiver period has ended.

Jerry Sands LF CLE 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 months 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 5 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 7 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.