JUAN SANDOVAL RUMORS

Half Blind Pitcher Making A Case For A Spot On The Rays Pitching Staff

Follow @DSchmelzerTSB on Twitter Juan Sandoval was just a regular minor leaguer with the Seattle Mariners, who had a dream to pitch in the big leagues. In 2005, at the age of 24, Sandoval had made it to AA and had seemed to be close to living his dream. Then, on February 4, 2006 Sandoval was sitting at a restaurant in his native Dominican Republic, when a man had an argument with a...
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February 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Juan Sandoval chases dream with Rays

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. His right eye offers darkness, nothing but a black void, a permanent reminder of a horrific February day seven years ago that changed his life forever. His drive offers light, hope in a time of year when it shines its brightest, a lasting motivation to achieve a dream. Early Friday, Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Juan Sandoval stood near his stall at Charlotte...
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February 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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Partly blind pitcher could make Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays could leave spring training with 32-year-old Juan Sandoval, who was blinded in his right eye as a result of a restaurant shooting.

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February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays Pitcher Juan Sandoval Not Losing Sight of His Dream After Being Shot In The Eye

In February of 2006, pitching prospect for the Seattle Mariners, Juan Sandoval, went out to dinner with his fiance and some relatives in the Dominican Republic.  The then 25-year-old pitcher was enjoying his meal when a fight broke out in the restaurant.  A shotgun was fired and several of the pellets hit the right side … Continue reading »
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February 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays have signed four to minor league contracts

The Rays added depth to their minor league roster by signing four veterans to contracts. They also received invitations to major league spring training. The four signed are  right-handed pitcher Jamey Wright, outfielder Shelley Duncan and right-handed pitchers Juan Carlos Oviedo and Juan Sandoval. Wright, 38, is a 17-year major league veteran who has a 4.89 ERA over 592 career...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays add Oviedo, Wright, Duncan & Sandoval

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays have added their second pitcher with a new name. The Rays agreed Tuesday on a minor league contract with right-hander Juan Carlos Oviedo, who played under the fake name Leo Nunez before an eight-week suspension by Major League Baseball last year for age and identity fraud. Last month the Rays agreed to a 3.25 million, one-year deal...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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