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Jerry Sands | Designated Hitter | #41

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/28/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Catawba
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 25 (0) / LA

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Giants signed OF Jerry Sands to a minor league contract.
The 29-year-old had been playing with the Somerset Patriots of the Independent Atlantic League where he slashed .319/.387/.688 with 13 homers and 45 RBI in 39 games. He's expected to report to Double-A Richmond. Sat, Jun 3, 2017 09:55:00 AM

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Jerry Sands has signed with the Somerset Patriots of the independent Atlantic League.

Sands failed to find an invitation to a major league camp this offseason after batting just .236/.276/.291 in 58 plate appearances last summer with the White Sox. The 29-year-old will try to prove himself worthy of a minor league contract in indy ball. We might have already seen the last of him in MLB.
Mon, Feb 13, 2017 12:59:00 PM

White Sox sent OF Jerry Sands outright to Triple-A Charlotte.

Sands cleared waivers after being designated for assignment earlier this month. He batted only .236/.276/.291 in 58 plate appearances this season for the White Sox.
Fri, Jun 17, 2016 03:09:00 PM

White Sox designated INF/OF Jerry Sands for assignment.

Sands was batting .236/.276/.291 in 58 plate appearances this season for the White Sox. The 28-year-old might draw interest on waivers for his defensive versatility, but he is a .238/.303/.367 career major league hitter. The move cleared a roster spot for new starting pitcher James Shields.
Tue, Jun 7, 2016 04:54:00 PM

Jerry Sands went 2-for-3 with an RBI single in Thursday's win over the Astros.

Sands, drawing a rare start at designated hitter, made his manager look smart, coming through with a two-out, RBI single in the second inning. He's gotten into just 16 games this year, hitting .268/.318/.341 in those games.
Thu, May 19, 2016 10:53:00 PM

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.
Wed, Apr 13, 2016 11:17:00 PM

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.
Fri, Apr 1, 2016 09:02:00 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.
Sun, Mar 20, 2016 07:35:00 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.
Thu, Mar 10, 2016 05:45:00 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

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