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Mr. Clutch: Jerry Sands Quietly Putting Up Big Numbers

Outfielder Jerry Sands is quietly having one of the best seasons in the Indians organization. How is he doing it? Hard work, consistency, and sweet potatoes? Sands grew up in Smithfield, North Carolina, a small town in Johnston County, which is the #1 producer of sweet potatoes in the United States. Each spring, the community puts on the Ham & Yam Festival, a celebration...
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July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians: Jerry Sands in wrong place at wrong time

It didn’t take long for Jerry Sands to become a fan favorite in Cleveland. On December 15, 2014, the Indians signed Sands to a minor league deal that included an invite to Spring Training. Sands impressed during the spring, hitting .304 with two homers and seven RBI’s in 46 at-bats across 22 games. He didn’t make the Opening Day  roster with the Major League club, but he was...
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

5/30 Recap: Shaky Bullpen Doesn’t Collapse, Sands Provides Offense

Player of the Game Thanks to early righty-lefty match-ups, Jerry Sands was only able to get two at bats tonight, but he made the most of them. In his first at bat since rejoining the team earlier this week, Sands hit a two run home run off starter Roenis Elias, scoring Brandon Moss, who had walked to start the inning. In his second at bat, Sands walked and was stranded at second...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians promote Jerry Sands, option Austin Adams ahead of home opener

The Cleveland Indians made their first roster move of 2015 to deviate from their Opening Day roster. They have recalled outfielder Jerry Sands from Triple-A Columbus. To make room for his on the 25-man roster, reliever Austin Adams was optioned to Columbus. To make room for him on the 40-man, pitcher Josh Tomlin was transferred to the 60-day DL. Roster move this morning +Jerry Sands...
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April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians Spring Training notes: Jerry Sands is a bad man

Well, the end of March is coming near. The Cleveland Indians have hung some red cards in lockers and there are more to come soon for those players that will not be starting the season in Cleveland. So, let us check in on the team. Trevor Bauer reminds us that it is still Spring Training: .@ClevelandJeff thank you for being rational haha people freak out about games that don't...
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays Injury Update: Jerry Sands out for the season

Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Jerry Sands will undergo season-ending surgery to repair a strained tendon in his left wrist says Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. The announcement came late Friday afternoon after Sands went on the disabled list three weeks ago.And #Rays Sands will need season-ending surgery on his wrist— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) July 11, 2014#450737964 / gettyimages...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays place Jerry Sands on DL with wrist injury, promote Cole Figueroa

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays announced late Monday that outfielder Jerry Sands will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained tendon in his left wrist. Infielder Cole Figueroa will be recalled from Triple-A Durham to take Sands' place on the roster. Sands, who had his left arm in a splint Monday at Tropicana Field, has hit .190 with one home run and four...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays’ Jerry Sands Breaks Bat Three Times On Three Straight Swings (Video)

They just don’t make bats like they used to anymore. In the top of the eighth inning Sunday afternoon, Jerry Sands came up as a pinch hitter for the Tampa Bay Rays. With runners at first and second and the game tied 3-3 against the Houston Astros, Sands had a chance to come through in a big way. He did just that, but not before some lumber was destroyed. On a 1-0 pitch from Jerome...
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays Claim Jerry Sands From Pirates

It was not the most attention-grabbing move of the offseason, but it was one that reflects the Tampa Bay Rays low-risk, high reward philosophy with their free agent acquisitions. The Rays claimed 26-year-old first baseman/corner outfielder Jerry Sands off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Sands has embarked on an odyssey over the last two years. In October 2012, he was packaged...
Via Baseball News Source
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

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