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Sandy Leon | Catcher

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 205
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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MASN Sports' Roch Kubatko hears that the Orioles have Nationals catcher Sandy Leon on their radar.
The Orioles have liked Leon in the past and have talked about a potential trade with the Nationals before, so they could revisit the possibility as they search for a backup catcher. The 25-year-old isn't much of a hitter, but he has a strong arm behind the plate. The Nationals already have Wilson Ramos and Jose Lobaton in-house, so he could be expendable. Dec 10 - 12:36 PM
Source: MASN Sports

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Nationals recalled C Sandy Leon from Triple-A Syracuse.

Leon will give the Nationals an emergency catcher for the final month of the 2014 regular season. He has hit .169 with a .472 OPS this year at the major league level.
Sep 1 - 3:43 PM

Nationals optioned C Sandy Leon to Triple-A Syracuse.

Leon was only up in the majors for a couple of days to provide depth at catcher while Wilson Ramos was on paternity leave. Ramos returned on Thursday afternoon.
Aug 7 - 12:30 PM

Nationals recalled C Sandy Leon from Triple-A Syracuse.

He'll take the roster spot of Wilson Ramos, who was placed on the paternity leave list. Look for him to head back down to the minors after this week's series against the Mets.
Aug 5 - 1:56 PM

Nationals optioned C Sandy Leon to Triple-A Syracuse.

Leon was no longer needed as a backup catcher with Wilson Ramos (hamstring) returning from the disabled list Thursday. Leon is batting just .169/.234/.237 this year in 18 games at the major league level.
Jun 26 - 3:32 PM

Nationals recalled C Sandy Leon from Triple-A Syracuse.

Leon will provide depth at catcher for the Nats while Wilson Ramos recovers from a Grade 1 hamstring strain. Jose Lobaton is likely to get the majority of starts.
Jun 11 - 8:32 PM

Nationals optioned C Sandy Leon to Triple-A Syracuse.

The Nats didn't figure to carry three catchers for long, so Leon gets the boot. He'll provide depth at Syracuse.
May 16 - 1:23 PM

Nationals recalled C Sandy Leon from Double-A Harrisburg.

He'll back up Sandy Leon while Wilson Ramos (hand) is on the DL. Leon has eight hits in 31 at-bats over the last two seasons for the Nats.
Apr 2 - 3:14 PM

Nationals optioned C Sandy Leon to Double-A Harrisburg.

Leon didn't help his cause this spring, batting .176/.263/.353. The 25-year-old will serve as catching depth for the organization.
Mar 26 - 7:01 PM

Nationals recalled C Sandy Leon from Double-A Harrisburg.

Leon is being recalled purely to have additional catching depth for the remainder of the season, because he offers little-to-nothing with the bat. In 95 games at Double-A this season, he's hitting .177/.291/.252 with three homers and 26 RBI.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 02:30:00 PM

Nationals optioned C Sandy Leon to Double-A Harrisburg.

Leon is probably fourth right now on the Nats' organizational catching depth chart. He will only see the majors in 2013 if there's an emergency.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 10:15:00 AM

Nationals recalled C Sandy Leon from Triple-A Syracuse.

Leon will serve as catching depth behind Kurt Suzuki and Jesus Flores. He made 10 starts in a brief cameo with the Nationals last month.
Sat, Sep 1, 2012 12:22:00 PM

Nationals optioned C Sandy Leon to Triple-A Syracuse.

Leon is the corresponding move for Kurt Suzuki's spot on the active roster. He made 10 starts with the Nationals since being called up last month, and figures to return when rosters expand in September.
Sat, Aug 4, 2012 03:49:00 PM

Nationals recalled C Sandy Leon from Double-A Harrisburg.

The 23-year-old will serve as the Nats' backup catcher while Jhonatan Solano recovers from an oblique strain. Leon is batting .313/.367/.427 this season in the minors.
Thu, Jul 19, 2012 10:58:00 AM

Nationals activated C Sandy Leon from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Double-A Harrisburg.

Leon has been sidelined since mid-May after suffering a high right ankle sprain just four innings into his major league debut. He'll serve as catching depth in the minors now that he's back to full health.
Wed, Jul 4, 2012 08:46:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
3Sandy Leon
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
2B1Danny Espinosa
2Jeff Kobernus
3Wilmer Difo
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Bryce Harper
2Kevin Frandsen
CF1Denard Span
2Michael Taylor
3Nate McLouth
4Brian Goodwin
RF1Jayson Werth
2Scott Hairston
3Nate Schierholtz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Gio Gonzalez
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Tanner Roark
6Taylor Hill
7Taylor Jordan
8A.J. Cole
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Drew Storen
2Tyler Clippard
3Craig Stammen
4Jerry Blevins
5Matt Thornton
6Aaron Barrett
7Xavier Cedeno
8Erik Davis
9Blake Treinen
10Matt Grace
11Bruce Billings