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Sandy Leon | Catcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 205
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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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. Nov 6 - 3:20 PM

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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.
Sep 1 - 12:53 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.
Jul 30 - 2:13 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.
Jul 20 - 2:56 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.
Jun 29 - 7:51 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.
Mar 30 - 8:57 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

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.
Wed, Jun 11, 2014 08:32:00 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.
Fri, May 16, 2014 01:23:00 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.
Wed, Apr 2, 2014 03:14:00 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.
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 07:01:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Blake Swihart
2Ryan Hanigan
3Christian Vazquez
1B1Hanley Ramirez
2Travis Shaw
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Brock Holt
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Marco Hernandez
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Deven Marrero
LF1Jackie Bradley
CF1Mookie Betts
RF1Rusney Castillo
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rick Porcello
3Wade Miley
4Eduardo Rodriguez
5Joe Kelly
6Steven Wright
7Henry Owens
Relief Pitcher
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Koji Uehara
3Junichi Tazawa
4Robbie Ross
5Tommy Layne
6Heath Hembree
7Jonathan Aro
8Williams Jerez
9Pat Light
10Matt Barnes
11Noe Ramirez
12Roman Mendez
13Brandon Workman