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Sandy Leon | Catcher | #3

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 225
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / WAS
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Sandy Leon went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and four RBI in Saturday's win over the Yankees.
The four RBI will go down as a career-best for the 27-year-old, who is having the best offensive year of his career in basically every aspect. Of course, that's just a 20-game sample, but Leon is batting .458/.500/.712 with two home runs and 13 RBI. He's certainly been a nice surprise for the Sox. Jul 16 - 8:48 PM

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Sandy Leon went 2-for-4 with a two-run double and three RBI in Sunday's win over the Angels.

Leon came up clutch with a two-run double as part of a seven-run fifth inning for the Red Sox. The 27-year-old backstop has accumulated five doubles, a homer and nine RBI over 35 at-bats. While he has done a nice job in limited action, there is no reason to seek him out on the waiver wire, even in deeper AL-only formats.
Jul 3 - 6:09 PM

Sandy Leon singled and ripped a two-run homer in Monday's loss to the Rays.

Leon took reliever Danny Farquhar deep in the eighth inning. The journeyman catcher could be playing his way into sticking on the roster after Ryan Hanigan (neck) returns from the disabled list.
Jun 27 - 11:31 PM

Red Sox purchased the contract of C Sandy Leon from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Leon was hitting .243/.315/.339 with two homers for Pawtucket this season. He'll serve as the club's backup catcher while Ryan Hanigan (ankle) is out.
Jun 5 - 10:33 AM

Red Sox signed C Sandy Leon to a one-year, $534,000 contract; sent him outright to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Leon was out of options, so guaranteeing him a big league contract was likely the only way the Red Sox could have kept him around. He'll offer the club some nice glove-first depth.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 03:20:00 PM

Red Sox purchased the contract of C Sandy Leon from Triple-A Pawtucket.

The Red Sox designated Leon for assignment on July 20, but he passed through waivers unclaimed. He hit a paltry .180/.247/.191 in 102 plate appearances with the Sox in earlier cups of coffee. The 26-year-old catcher was hitting better at Triple-A, but not that much better. He doesn't figure to provide much offense at the major league level over the next month.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 12:53:00 PM

Red Sox sent C Sandy Leon outright to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Leon was designated for assignment by the Red Sox exactly 10 days ago and passed through waivers unclaimed. The 26-year-old will continue acting as organizational depth at catcher for Boston.
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 02:13:00 PM

Red Sox designated C Sandy Leon for assignment.

Boston manager John Farrell said he's looking for more offense from his catchers, so Leon and his .438 OPS have been shipped out and Blake Swihart is returning to the active roster. Leon, 26, will likely clear waivers.
Mon, Jul 20, 2015 02:56:00 PM

The Red Sox could keep three catchers when Ryan Hanigan (hand) returns from the disabled list on Wednesday.

Sandy Leon would seem to be the odd man out but he'd have to clear waivers to go to the minor leagues, which would give other teams a chance to claim him. The Red Sox don't have much catching depth with Christian Vasquez out for the season and Humberto Quintero on Triple-A Pawtucket's disabled list. Leon hasn't provided much offense (.160 in 75 at-bats) but he's been Boston's best defensive catcher.
Mon, Jun 29, 2015 07:51:00 AM

Red Sox acquired C Sandy Leon from the Nationals for cash considerations.

Leon was out of options and doubtful to make the Nationals' Opening Day roster. A much better opportunity awaits him in Boston, where he will serve as the backup to starting Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan. Christian Vazquez may be facing elbow surgery.
Mon, Mar 30, 2015 08:57:00 AM

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.
Source: MASN Sports
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 12:36:00 PM

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.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 03:43:00 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.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 12:30:00 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.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 01:56:00 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.
Thu, Jun 26, 2014 03:32:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Hanigan
2Sandy Leon
1B1Hanley Ramirez
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Josh Rutledge
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Travis Shaw
2Aaron Hill
3Pablo Sandoval
LF1Brock Holt
2Chris Young
3Blake Swihart
4Bryce Brentz
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
2Michael Martinez
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Rick Porcello
3Drew Pomeranz
4Steven Wright
5Eduardo Rodriguez
6Sean O'Sullivan
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Brad Ziegler
3Koji Uehara
4Junichi Tazawa
5Robbie Ross
6Tommy Layne
7Matt Barnes
8Clay Buchholz
9Joe Kelly
10Carson Smith
11Brandon Workman