Sunday, July 17, 2016
WSC Birth Years: Jerry Sands
Born: September 28, 1987
Jerry was taken by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the twenty-fifth round of the 2008 amateur draft. From there, it was a slow ascent through the Dodgers farm system until he made his MLB debut on April 18, 2011 against the Atlanta Braves. Sands managed to get his first hit, an RBI double, out of the way in the bottom of the first inning against Atlanta pitcher Tim Hudson. Jerry would play sporadically over two seasons for Los Angeles until he was traded to the Boston Red Sox on October 4, 2012, to complete an earlier deal. Sands would not last as a Red Sox for long, since he was dealt almost three months later to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Nearly a year later, without playing a single game for the Pirates, Jerry was selected off waivers by the Tampa Bay Rays on December 23, 2013.
Sands would appear in twelve games for Tampa Bay in 2014. He signed as a free agent with the Cleveland Indians for the 2015 season. Jerry played in fifty games for the Tribe. Sands would be selected off waivers on December 23, 2015 by the Chicago White Sox. He appeared in twenty-four games for the Pale Hose, providing a bench bat and a fill in for the outfield and first base.