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Dave Sappelt | Outfielder

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/2/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 193
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Phillies released OF Dave Sappelt.
Sappelt signed a minor league contract with Philadelphia in December but failed to make the 25-man roster out of spring training and will now seek a better opportunity. The 27-year-old outfielder is a .251/.301/.343 hitter in 274 major league plate appearances. Apr 3 - 9:07 AM

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Phillies signed OF Dave Sappelt to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Sappelt appeared in 31 games for the Cubs in 2013, slashing .269/.280/.549 with no homers, four RBI and three stolen bases in 75 at-bats. The 26-year-old is a decent defender, so he'll be usable in a pinch if Philly's outfield is wrecked by injuries in 2014.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 12:32:00 PM

Cubs released OF Dave Sappelt.

The 26-year-old appeared in 31 games for the Cubs in 2013, slashing .269/.280/.549 with no homers, four RBI and three stolen bases in 75 at-bats. His value is primarily derived from his defensive ability, which makes him a reserve outfielder at best and a non-factor in fantasy leagues.
Sat, Nov 23, 2013 10:29:00 AM

Cubs sent OF Dave Sappelt outright to Triple-A Iowa.

Sappelt was designated for assignment earlier this week. He hit .240/.269/.280 this year for the Cubs.
Thu, Sep 5, 2013 03:54:00 PM

Cubs designated OF Dave Sappelt for assignment.

Sappelt batted just .240/.269/.280 in 78 plate appearances this season with Chicago. The 26-year-old outfielder is likely to pass through waivers unclaimed.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 04:11:00 PM

Cubs optioned OF Dave Sappelt to Triple-A Iowa.

Sappelt has batted just .240/.269/.280 in 31 games this year in the major leagues. He was given the boot off the Cubs' 25-man roster for the return of David DeJesus.
Wed, Jul 24, 2013 05:38:00 PM

Dave Sappelt went 4-for-5 with two RBI against the White Sox on Monday.

With Scott Hairston gone and David DeJesus and Ryan Sweeney on the DL, someone has to play the outfield for the Cubs. Sappelt should be in there against lefties until the team gets healthier, and he could stick around afterwards if he gets hot. Of course, he had been just 9-for-50 this season entering the night.
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 12:59:00 AM

Cubs recalled OF Dave Sappelt from Triple-A Iowa.

Sappelt batted .178 (8-for-45) in his first stint with the Cubs earlier this season. He'll provide outfield depth.
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 02:33:00 PM

Cubs optioned OF Dave Sappelt to Triple-A Iowa.

Sappelt was batting .178/.229/.222 in 48 plate appearances with Chicago. He may get another shot later this year.
Mon, May 6, 2013 03:58:00 PM

Dave Sappelt was scratched from Sunday's lineup with a bruised neck.

He should be fine in a day or two. Sappelt has made the Cubs' Opening Day roster as the fifth outfielder.
Sun, Mar 24, 2013 11:39:00 AM

David Sappelt finished 2-for-2 with a home run in the Cubs' win over the Rockies on Tuesday in Arizona.

Sappelt went yard in the sixth inning off Rockies reliever Edgmer Escalona, who is fighting for an Opening Day roster spot. Sappelt also singled. He will function as a backup outfielder this summer for Chicago.
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 05:41:00 PM

Dave Sappelt went 2-for-5 with three RBI and a run scored in Monday's 4-1 win over the Astros.

Sappelt had a pair of RBI doubles, knocking in one run in the second inning and a pair in the seventh. He also scored a run on a wild pitch in the sixth. Sappelt has some speed, but he isn't likely to play enough down the stretch to be fantasy relevant.
Tue, Sep 11, 2012 12:05:00 AM

Cubs recalled OF Dave Sappelt from Triple-A Iowa.

Sappelt was acquired in the Sean Marshall trade this offseason. The Cubs would likely be thrilled if he makes it as a fourth outfielder and backup center fielder.
Sat, Sep 1, 2012 10:50:00 AM

Cubs optioned OF Dave Sappelt to Triple-A Iowa.

Sappelt, who was acquired from the Reds in the Sean Marshall deal, batted .216 (8-for-37) with four extra-base hits (one homer) and a stolen base this spring. The speedy 25-year-old could find his way onto the Cubs' bench at some point this season.
Thu, Mar 29, 2012 01:45:00 PM

Cubs acquired OF Dave Sappelt from the Reds in the Sean Marshall trade.

Sappelt doesn't get much love from scouts but has continued to hit in the minors, sporting a career .309/.362/.459 batting line. He batted .243/.289/.318 in a 107 at-bat cup of coffee with the Reds this past season and will have a shot to win a spot on Chicago's bench.
Fri, Dec 23, 2011 12:37:00 PM

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