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Jerry Sands | Designated Hitter | #41

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/28/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Catawba
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 25 (0) / LA
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Jerry Sands hit a two-run homer against the Twins in his first start of the year Wednesday.
He struck out in his other three at-bats, but Sands might have earned himself another start with the blast. It's not like the White Sox are at all settled in the DH spot, as neither Avisail Garcia nor Austin Jackson has shown much yet. Apr 13 - 11:17 PM

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White Sox manager Robin Ventura announced Friday that Jerry Sands has made the team's Opening Day roster.

The former top prospect has struggled in Cactus League play, hitting just .188 (9-for-48), though three of those nine hits have left the yard. His fantasy appeal, even in AL-only formats, is minimal at best.
Apr 1 - 9:02 PM

Jerry Sands homered twice as the White Sox defeated the Athletics 6-2 on Sunday in Arizona.

Sands slugged a two-run shot in the top of the first inning off A's prospect Sean Manaea and a solo shot in the seventh off right-hander Zach Neal. Sands should make Chicago's Opening Day roster as a utilityman.
Mar 20 - 7:35 PM

Jerry Sands homered and knocked in four runs against the Rangers on Thursday.

Sands slugged a three-run blast against Nick Martinez in the first inning before adding a sacrifice fly in the third. The 28-year-old was claimed off waivers from the Indians back in December after batting .236/.286/.390 over 50 games at the major league level last season. He’s trying to win a bench spot this spring.
Mar 10 - 5:45 PM

White Sox claimed OF Jerry Sands off waivers from the Indians.

Sands was designated for assignment by the Indians last week. The 28-year-old batted .236/.286/.390 with four homers over 50 games at the major league level this past season. He could compete for a bench spot in the spring.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 02:21:00 PM

Indians designated OF Jerry Sands for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Dan Otero. Sands batted .236/.286/.390 with four homers over 50 games for the Indians last season. He stands a good chance at clearing waivers.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 12:26:00 PM

Jerry Sands went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a solo home run in Friday's win over the Red Sox.

Sands hit an RBI double as part of a three-run Indians' fifth. He crunched a solo home run two innings later. For the season, the 28-year-old outfielder is hitting .233/.285/.392 with four homers and 19 RBI across 120 at-bats.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 10:24:00 PM

Jerry Sands led the Indians offensive attack in Friday's 8-1 victory over the Tigers, going 2-for-4 with a triple and a home run.

Sands drove home a pair and scored twice in the contest. He got the Indians on the board with a two-run blast off Kyle Lobstein in the third inning, then tripled and scored in the fifth. The former top prospect is hitting .234/.284/.394 with three homers and 16 RBI in his limited time with the Tribe this season.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 10:15:00 PM

Jerry Sands went 2-for-2 with a double and a single in Sunday's loss to the Twins.

Sands picked up two of the Tribe's six hits on the afternoon, but his team failed to capitalize on either of the knocks. In 60 at-bats this season, he's hitting .267/.308/.417 with two homers and 11 RBI. There's no fantasy play here, though he's done a nice job given the limited number of at-bats he's seen.
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 05:18:00 PM

Jerry Sands went 1-for-3 with a grand slam in Saturday's 17-4 win over the Twins.

Sands hit for Lonnie Chisenhall with two outs and the bases loaded in the fifth inning. Facing off with Blaine Boyer, he smacked a grand slam to clear the bases and put the Indians up 13-3. He's not normally one for these kinds of pyrotechnics, as this was just his second home run of the season. Sands is slashing .261/.314/.435 over 46 at-bats.
Sat, Aug 8, 2015 11:29:00 PM

Jerry Sands went 1-for-3 with a sacrifice fly in Sunday's loss to the A's.

The Indians accumulated six total singles in the game. Sands had one of those, and he also had the only RBI on Cleveland's side of the ledger, as he hit a sacrifice fly against Athletics starter Sonny Gray in the first inning. In 27 at-bats this season, Sands has picked up 10 hits, two of which have gone for doubles. He's not going to see the playing time for fantasy relevance.
Sun, Aug 2, 2015 08:01:00 PM

Indians purchased the contract of OF Jerry Sands from Triple-A Columbus.

Sands is back on the 40-man roster for the third time this season. He'll provide outfield depth.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 05:45:00 PM

Indians OF prospect Jerry Sands clubbed a home run Sunday in a win for Triple-A Columbus.

It was his fourth blast in seven games. He's plated seven runs over that span. 19 of Sands' 42 hits have gone for extra bases. Sands has played 10 games with the Indians this year, hitting .375 with six RBI in 24 at-bats. The 27-year-old could get another chance in Cleveland later this season.
Mon, Jul 6, 2015 02:48:00 PM

Indians sent OF Jerry Sands outright to Triple-A Columbus.

Sands was designated for assignment by the club earlier in the week and had the opportunity to explore other options if he chose, but opted to accept the assignment. He will rejoin Columbus within the next two days.
Sat, Jun 6, 2015 01:35:00 PM

Indians designated OF Jerry Sands for assignment.

It's the second time this month that he's been removed from the 40-man roster. Sands accepted a Triple-A assignment last time but might not do it this time around, assuming he clears waivers.
Sun, May 31, 2015 12:36:00 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Dioner Navarro
3Kevan Smith
4Hector Sanchez
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Brett Lawrie
2Carlos Sanchez
SS1Jimmy Rollins
2Tyler Saladino
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Austin Jackson
RF1Adam Eaton
2Jerry Sands
DH1Avisail Garcia
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PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2Jose Quintana
3John Danks
4Carlos Rodon
5Mat Latos
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Nate Jones
3Zach Duke
4Zach Putnam
5Matt Albers
6Jake Petricka
7Dan Jennings
8Daniel Webb