Jerry Sands LF/RF CLE 2 months ago

Sands cleared waivers and was assigned to Triple-A Columbus on Saturday.

Sands can still make it back to the majors, but it's telling no team wanted to take a chance on him even with his strong 10 game stretch. Getting back to the big leagues will now require a 40-man roster move, which don't come around easily.

Jerry Sands LF/RF CLE 2 months ago

Sands was designated for assignment Sunday.

Sands left the Indians with a bang, hitting a two-run home run in his only at-bat Saturday. He'll now go on waivers, and if unclaimed, would likely return to the minors and await another opportunity.

Jerry Sands LF/RF CLE 2 months ago

Sands socked his first homer of the year -- a two-run shot -- and drew a walk in two plate appearances Saturday in Seattle.

Sands hit a long homer to left-center in his first at-bat since returning from the minors, but after he drew a walk his next time up, he ended up being pulled for pinch-hitter David Murphy in the sixth inning, so it was a 1-for-1 day. Sands isn't likely to see a lot of playing time for the Indians this time around, but he's done nothing but hit when given the opportunity.

Jerry Sands LF/RF CLE 2 months ago

Sands was recalled from Triple-A Columbus on Friday, Paul Hoynes of The Plain Dealer reports.

With Carlos Santana merely being placed on the paternity list, Sands probably won't stay with the Indians for long, and his stint won't necessarily include any at-bats. Sands has been productive for both the Indians and Triple-A Columbus this season, but the big-league squad already has quite a crowd in the outfield and at DH.

Jerry Sands LF/RF CLE 3 months 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/RF CLE 3 months 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/RF CLE 3 months 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/RF CLE 4 months 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/RF CLE 4 months 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/RF CLE 4 months 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.