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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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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

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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

Sandy Leon (ankle) is expected to be available to start catching again next week.

Leon isn't eligible to come off the disabled list until mid-July, and the Nationals have yet to indicate a timetable for his return. Carlos Maldonado will continue to serve as depth behind Jesus Flores.
Sat, Jun 2, 2012 01:52:00 PM

Nationals placed C Sandy Leon on the 15-day disabled list with a high right ankle sprain.

Leon suffered the injury just four innings into his major league debut Monday when he was involved in a collision with Padres' third baseman Chase Headley at home plate. The timetable for his return isn't clear, but he isn't eligible to come off the disabled list until mid-July. Carlos Maldonado has been called up from Triple-A Syracuse to take his place on the active roster.
Tue, May 15, 2012 10:26:00 AM

Nationals manager Davey Johnson said that Sandy Leon suffered a high right ankle sprain and will be placed on the 60-day disabled list.

Rotten luck for Leon, who made his major league debut Monday and injured his ankle after an ugly collision at home plate with Padres' third baseman Chase Headley. The timetable for his return is not clear, but placing him on the 60-day DL means he won't be eligible to return until mid-July. Carlos Maldonado will be called up from Triple-A Syracuse for Tuesday's game.
Mon, May 14, 2012 11:05:00 PM

Sandy Leon was diagnosed with a sprained right ankle.

Leon exited Monday's game after an ugly collision at home plate with Padres' third baseman Chase Headley. It's still very early, but the diagnosis of a sprain is encouraging news, as it initially appeared to be much more serious. Stay tuned for further information on his status.
Mon, May 14, 2012 09:11:00 PM

Sandy Leon had to leave Monday's game with a right leg injury after a collision with the Padres' Chase Headley at home plate.

It sounds like the Nationals could potentially lose two catchers for the season in a matter of days, as Leon was unable to put any weight on his leg and had to be carried off the field. We'll update his status when more is known, but the Nats will probably have to look for some catching help outside the organization if the ailment is serious. Leon was making his major league debut Monday.
Mon, May 14, 2012 08:23:00 PM

Sandy Leon is making his MLB debut Monday.

Leon will start at catcher and bat eighth against the Padres. He was called up from Double-A Harrisburg on Sunday to provide depth in the absence of Wilson Ramos, who suffered a season-ending right knee injury on Saturday night. Jesus Flores is expected to get the bulk of playing time behind the plate going forward.
Mon, May 14, 2012 03:51:00 PM

Nationals purchased the contract of C Sandy Leon from Double-A Harrisburg.

Leon was batting .319/.356/.457 so far this year for Harrisburg, but he's known as a defense-first backstop. He'll back up Jesus Flores with Wilson Ramos on the shelf.
Sun, May 13, 2012 11:10:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
3Sandy Leon
1B1Adam LaRoche
2Kevin Frandsen
2B1Anthony Rendon
2Danny Espinosa
3Jeff Kobernus
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Zach Walters
LF1Bryce Harper
2Tyler Moore
CF1Denard Span
2Nate McLouth
RF1Jayson Werth
2Scott Hairston
3Steven Souza
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Gio Gonzalez
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Tanner Roark
6Taylor Jordan
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Rafael Soriano
2Tyler Clippard
3Drew Storen
4Craig Stammen
5Jerry Blevins
6Ross Detwiler
7Xavier Cedeno
8Erik Davis
9Ross Ohlendorf