Dane Sardinha Clears Waivers

MONDAY: Sardinha cleared waivers and accepted an assignment to the Phillies' Triple A club, tweets MLB.com's Todd Zolecki.

SATURDAY: The Phillies have designated catcher Dane Sardinha for assignment, according to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer (via Twitter).  The move was made in order to activate Carlos Ruiz off of the 15-day disabled list.

Sardinha, 31, appeared in 13 games for the Phillies this season.  In 40 plate appearances, the Hawaiian hit .205/.225/.487. 

Prior to hooking on with Philadelphia's Triple-A affiliate this season, Sardinha spent six years in the Reds' organization and three years with the Tigers.

16 Responses to Dane Sardinha Clears Waivers Leave a Reply

  1. DetroitTigers24 5 years ago

    Quite possibly the worst offensive player in the game today. I would rather have Mike Leake pinch hit than Dane Sardinha.

    • damnitsderek 5 years ago

      Betancourt is still worse.

      • DetroitTigers24 5 years ago

        Not a chance Betancourt is respectable. Sardinha couldnt hit a softball.

        • Ahaha. Betancourt is definitely worse. You’re crazy.

        • damnitsderek 5 years ago

          Explain to me how a career triple slash of .273/.297/.391 and a -8.6 UZR at SS is respectable.

          • DetroitTigers24 5 years ago

            A .273 batting average isnt bad at all. You would have to be stupid to think Sardinha is a better player.

          • damnitsderek 5 years ago

            And you would have to be stupid to think that batting average is the best way to measure a player’s talent at the plate.

            Betancourt is a singles hitter who can’t draw a walk to save his life and is an atrocious defender. Seriously dude, until you’ve actually had to watch Betancourt play, you can’t comment on him being a respectable player. His OBP this year is .282. That’s bad enough to make my eyes bleed.

          • jdub220 5 years ago

            He did say “offensive player”…
            Sardinha in the MINORS: 1251 at bats, put up wRC+’s (league average is 100) of 26, 55, 23, 52. In the majors, a career of 13 wRC+.
            Betancourt has a career 80 wRC+.
            Sardinha has been worse in the minors than Betancourt has been in the majors.

  2. malcolmec 5 years ago

    Sardinha did a pretty good job. He managed to hit 3 home runs in just a few weeks with the big club, and his game calling was decent. And for the record, I’d have Mike Leake pinch hit in place of a lot of respectable bench players. That dude can rake.

  3. philliesfan27 5 years ago

    Sardinha did the best he could do filling in and ATTEMPTING to get hits… hit hit 3 home runs and did a solid job behind the plate. id rather him hit than wilson valdez, the double play machine

    • nm344 5 years ago

      You’re crazy, out of the Castro/Dobbs/Schneider/Valdez/Sardinha/Ransom cartel, Exxon, or ‘the oil slick’ as I like to call him, has been the best by far.

  4. JST1331 5 years ago

    Sardinha surprisingly did pretty good. He played pretty good defense behind the dish which is what you should ask for from a catcher. Then he also had a pretty good hitting display. Good organizational depth signing.

  5. yeah man I saw sardinha hit his first homer against the indians. ahh the hail game!

  6. LiveFastCyYoung 5 years ago

    Dane Sardinha is about as useless as having vaginas on the bottom of your feet.

    • Muggi 5 years ago

      Worst breaking-ball recognition since Pedro Cerano.

    • Devern Hansack 5 years ago

      So Sardinha is useful if you have a foot fetish.

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