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Sandy Leon | Catcher | #3

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 240
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Sandy Leon went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run in Sunday's win over the Rangers.
Leon ambushed a Doug Fister offering in the sixth inning, driving it over the right field wall for the three-run jack. The homer was Leon's first of the year after he hit seven in each of the past two seasons. It's been a frigid start to the year at the dish all around for the 29-year-old, who's hitting just .154/.214/.231 overall. May 6 - 6:06 PM

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Sandy Leon homered twice to lead the Red Sox to a 6-4 win over the Blue Jays on Monday.

The Red Sox tried the three-catcher strategy today, batting Blake Swihart (at first base), Christian Vazquez and Leon (the DH) fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively. It worked out, too. Swihart also homered, and Vasquez went 2-for-4. It doesn't look like the Red Sox are ready to move on from Leon and commit to both younger backstops, so Leon will stick as a backup to Vasquez and Swihart will either serve as a utilityman or get traded.
Mar 12 - 4:49 PM

Red Sox and C Sandy Leon avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.95 million contract.

It's the first time he's been eligible for arbitration. Leon put up a .225/.290/.354 batting line with seven longballs last season.
Jan 12 - 3:50 PM

Sandy Leon went 1-for-4 and drove in a run on Sunday as the Red Sox fell to the Yankees in New York.

His RBI single in the ninth inning did nothing more than putting a band aid on a stab wound, cutting the Red Sox' deficit to 9-2. Leon is hitting .231/.293/.359 with six homers and 37 RBI on the season.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 11:28:00 PM

Sandy Leon (knee) went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, and a run scored in his return to the lineup Sunday against the White Sox.

Leon ended up missing a week with a right knee injury suffered on a slide into home plate. He should be fine moving forward. The 28-year-old is batting .245/.301/.391 with six homers and 27 RBI over 60 games this season.
Mon, Aug 7, 2017 08:37:00 AM

Sandy Leon (knee) is expected to return to the Red Sox' lineup on Sunday.

Leon hurt his right knee on a slide at home plate last Saturday. "Went through a full series of workouts (Wednesday) — blocking balls, change of directions, throwing to the bases," Red Sox manager John Farrell said. "He’s getting closer. We would target him on Sunday in the starting role with (Doug) Fister on the mound, but the right knee is responding well to the work and treatment."
Fri, Aug 4, 2017 09:28:00 AM

Updating an earlier report, Sandy Leon is dealing with a right knee injury.

That would explain Leon's absence the last three games. Leon injured himself on a slide at home plate over the weekend and is day-to-day. Christian Vazquez will catch for Chris Sale Tuesday against Cleveland.
Tue, Aug 1, 2017 04:29:00 PM

Sandy Leon is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Indians.

Leon has now missed three straight starts. He's started all of Chris Sale's starts this season, so something is likely going on physically. We should hear more soon. Christian Vazquez will start behind the plate Tuesday.
Tue, Aug 1, 2017 03:23:00 PM

Sandy Leon went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's win over the Mariners.

Leon clocked an Andrew Moore offering for a two-run homer in the fourth inning to give the Red Sox a 4-0 lead. That was more than enough offense for a dominant Chris Sale. The homer was Leon's sixth of the season. Overall, the backstop holds a .242/.292/.382 triple-slash with six homers and 26 RBI over the course of 57 games played.
Wed, Jul 26, 2017 07:34:00 PM

Sandy Leon enjoyed a big night at the plate on Friday against the Angels, going 3-for-4 with a homer and four RBI.

Leon took Eduardo Paredes deep for a two-run shot in the sixth inning before doubling home two more runs in the eighth. His four RBI tied a season-high. The 28-year-old predictably hasn’t been able to match his surprising production from last year, batting .248/.297/.409 with five homers and 22 RBI through 42 games.
Fri, Jun 23, 2017 11:15:00 PM

Sandy Leon went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI as the Red Sox fell to the Rays on Friday night.

Leon delivered a two-run double and came around to score during a four-run rally in the seventh inning, pulling the Red Sox to within a run. That would be as close as they would get though. The veteran backstop finished the night 1-for-4 and is now hitting .230/.250/.432 with four homers and 13 RBI on the season.
Fri, May 12, 2017 10:36:00 PM

Sandy Leon belted a pair of home runs and plated four on Sunday, powering the Red Sox in a 17-6 rout of the Twins.

In what looked on paper like it would be a pitcher's duel between Chris Sale and Ervin Santana, the two sides ended up combining for 23 runs. Leon tagged Santana for his first long ball, a two-run shot in the sixth inning that gave the Red Sox a 6-4 lead. He added another two-run blast during a 10-run uprising in the ninth inning. He finished the afternoon 2-for-4 and is now hitting .246/.269/.462 with four homers and 11 RBI on the season.
Sun, May 7, 2017 06:00:00 PM

Sandy Leon swatted his second homer of the season as the Red Sox throttled the Twins on Saturday afternoon.

His solo shot came off of Michael Tonkin in the ninth inning, increasing the Red Sox advantage to 11-1. He also singled twice, finishing the day 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored.
Sat, May 6, 2017 05:55:00 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell confirmed Sunday that Sandy Leon will now catch only for Rick Porcello and Chris Sale.

That means that Christian Vazquez will catch for the other three starters. Leon has been in a funk at the plate through the first month of the season, hitting just .180/.196/.280 with one homer, six RBI and an 8/1 K/BB ratio through 51 plate appearances.
Sun, Apr 30, 2017 05:58:00 PM

Sandy Leon went 0-for-3 in Wednesday's loss to the Yankees, dropping his average to .191.

Leon started off nicely enough, but he's back to the pre-2016 version of himself now, with his .506 OPS in 47 at-bats. The Red Sox should start giving more time to Christian Vazquez behind the plate.
Wed, Apr 26, 2017 10:58:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Christian Vazquez
2Sandy Leon
3Blake Swihart
1B1Hanley Ramirez
2Mitch Moreland
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Eduardo Nunez
3Brock Holt
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Rafael Devers
2Marco Hernandez
LF1Andrew Benintendi
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1J.D. Martinez
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Sale
2David Price
3Rick Porcello
4Drew Pomeranz
5Eduardo Rodriguez
Relief Pitcher
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Carson Smith
3Matt Barnes
4Tyler Thornburg
5Joe Kelly
6Heath Hembree
7Austin Maddox
8Hector Velazquez
9Brian Johnson
10Steven Wright
11Bobby Poyner