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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Rays placed OF Jerry Sands on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left wrist.

Sands has picked up just four hits in 21 at-bats since his promotion earlier this month. The Rays will announce a corresponding move prior to Tuesday's contest.

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Jerry Sands is expected to miss at least the next two weeks because of a left wrist injury.

An exact diagnosis has not been revealed, but Sands had his left arm in a splint on Monday evening. He is 4-for-21 (.190) since his June 1 promotion to the majors and will likely land on the disabled list Tuesday.

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Pinch-hitter Jerry Sands delivered a two-run homer off Brian Matusz in the bottom of the eighth to lead the Rays to a 5-4 win over the Orioles on Monday.

Manager Joe Maddon originally sent up David DeJesus to hit for Sean Rodriguez in a 3-3 game. When the Orioles countered by replacing Darren O'Day with Matusz, the Rays brought in Sands and Sands hit his first big-league homer since 2011. He had four in 198 at-bats for the Dodgers that year, but he's been given just 34 major league at-bats in the three years since.

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Rays purchased the contract of OF Jerry Sands from Triple-A Durham.

Sands earned the call-up after batting .268/.352/.474 with nine homers over 54 games at Durham. He's in the DH spot and hitting cleanup Sunday for the Rays and should see pretty regular playing time while Wil Myers (wrist) is out. Sands is worth a look in AL-only formats.