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Indians sign four to minor-league deals

The Indians have signed four players to minor-league deals with non-roster invitations for spring training. All of the signings are likely to end up at Triple-A Columbus. Two are catchers. Brett Hayes spent most of last season in Kansas City before going to Triple-A Omaha for the final month. Hayes has appeared in 175 games in the majors over the past six seasons and has a .209 career...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Massive Dodgers / Red Sox Trade, Two Years Later

Two years ago, the Dodgers and Red Sox made the biggest trade you’ll ever see. Time to update the old scoreboard! Setting aside the dollars for a minute, here’s how the Nick Punto trade stands at the moment, 24 months on. The charts below contain only production given directly to the Dodgers and Red Sox since the day of the trade, and since some of the players have since moved...
Via Dodgers Digest
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Joc Pederson becomes first 30-30 player in PCL 80 years

We all knew Joc Pederson is really good, but I don’t even think I thought he was this good. Pederson became the first Pacific Coast League player to hit 30 or more home runs and steal 30 or more bases in a season since 1934. Here’s home run No. 30. Your browser does not support iframes. Frank Demaree, 24 years old in 1934, hit 45 home runs and stole 41 bases for the, believe...
Via Dodgers Digest
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays activate outfielder Wil Myers from disabled list

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Wil Myers is back. Myers was activated from the disabled list Wednesday, and infielder Vince Belnome was optioned to Triple-A Durham. In addition, infielder/outfielder Jerry Sands was transferred from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Myers, who was named the American League Rookie of the Year after last season...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays Injury Update: Wil Myers, Joel Peralta, Jerry Sands

Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Wil Myers has begun swinging for the first time since fracturing his right wrist on May 30. He has hit off a tee using a fungo bat, a normal bat, and a Shelty stick. Live batting practice should occur within the coming week. In addition, Joel Paralta (illness) is also recovering well, but Jerry Sands (wrist) is out for the season. Here are the latest...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 26, 2014  |  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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Cobb, Rays stumble in 4-run fourth inning in loss to Pirates

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer to back the pitching of Edinson Volquez and lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to an 8-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night. Andrew McCutchen went 3 for 5, drove in two runs and stole two bases for the Pirates in a homecoming of sorts for the 2013 NL MVP, who grew up in nearby Fort Meade and had never played before...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays notes: Tampa Bay gets some midseason spring training

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A little spring-training flavor has reached Tropicana Field. So it's mid-June. No problem. Call Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon serious about sharpening his team's focus during the homestand. On Monday, he spoke about how it's "going to take a lot of work" during a 10-game stay at home to turn around the Rays' season. He hinted at various efforts to accomplish...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. With inconsistent run production the last few games, the Baltimore Orioles are hoping Miguel Gonzalez won't have much difficulty regaining the form he showed before a stint on the disabled list. Gonzalez is scheduled to return from a strained right oblique Tuesday night against the resurgent Tampa Bay Rays. Baltimore ...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays smash three home runs to take opener from Orioles

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Jerry Sands, Yunel Escobar and Ryan Hanigan homered Monday night, helping the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-4. Sands' first homer since Sept. 20, 2011, a two-run, pinch-hit shot off Brian Matusz, snapped a 3-3 tie in the eighth inning. Escobar hit a solo homer in the first and Hanigan added a two-run drive in the fourth for a 3-0 lead against...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 16, 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...
Via NESN.com
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

David Price strikes out 10, Rays hold off Astros

HOUSTON (AP) -- David Price shook off a tough start to strike out 10, pinch-hitter Jerry Sands broke three bats while singling home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the creative Houston Astros 4-3 Sunday. For the second time in a week, Astros manager Bo Porter moved reliever Tony Sipp to left field, then brought him back to pitch. There was a brief...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays' Wil Myers goes on 15-day DL with right wrist sprain

The Tampa Bay Rays placed outfielder Wil Myers on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a right wrist sprain. Infielder/outfielder Jerry Sands was promoted from Triple-A Durham, and infielder Tim Beckham (torn right ACL) was placed on the 60-day DL to make room for Sands' addition. Myers injured his wrist Friday in a loss to the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park when he collided with...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Longoria homers, Balfour perfect, Rays top Twins

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) -- Evan Longoria hit a two-run homer and Grant Balfour was perfect in his first appearance in a Tampa Bay uniform since 2010, helping the Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 6-3 on Sunday. Jerry Sands also homered for the Rays, who got a quick third inning from Balfour, as well as 1 2/3 scoreless innings from starter Alex Cobb. Offseason acquisition Ricky Nolasco...
Via Fox Sports North
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays sign Jayson Nix to minor-league deal

The Tampa Bay Rays won 92 games last season and made the playoffs, but that is not stopping them from looking to bolster the roster this off season.  They've picked up outfielder Jerry Sands, catcher Ryan Hanigan,  and agreed to terms with David DeJesus and Jose Molina. Now the Rays have added some infield depth with the signing of free-agent Jayson Nix.Rotoworld.com reported a...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Jerry Sands Is A Reminder Of Prospect Inflation

(AP Photo)Back in October of 2012, Rubby De La Rosa and Jerry Sands were sent from the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Boston Red Sox to complete The Great Punto Deal from the previous August. De La Rosa is still a legitimate star in the Sox pitching constellation. Sands was considered by some to be an "X Factor" in the Sox organization—not just a "player to be named". However—barely...
Via FenwayNation
December 24, 2013  |  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

MLB News and Rumors: Waiver claims dominate the day

With the offseason now in full spring, news will continue to become more and more frequent. In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @ajnicholsIBI. With no major signings or trades occurring on Monday, there...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates Designate Jerry Sands and Ryan Reid For Assignment

The Pirates have designated Jerry Sands for assignment. (Photo Credit: David Hague) The Pittsburgh Pirates have made the signings of Edinson Volquez and Clint Barmes official. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Pirates have designated Jerry Sands and Ryan Reid for assignment. Sands isn’t a surprise, since he was out of options and didn’t fit into the Pirates plans as a top...
Via Pirates Prospects
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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