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.


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16 Comments on "Dane Sardinha Clears Waivers"


DetroitTigers24
5 years 1 month 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 1 month ago

Betancourt is still worse.

DetroitTigers24
5 years 1 month ago

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

5 years 1 month ago

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

damnitsderek
5 years 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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.

malcolmec
5 years 1 month 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.

philliesfan27
5 years 1 month 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 1 month 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.

JST1331
5 years 1 month 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 years 1 month ago

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

LiveFastCyYoung
5 years 1 month ago

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

Muggi
5 years 1 month ago

Worst breaking-ball recognition since Pedro Cerano.

Devern Hansack
5 years 1 month ago

So Sardinha is useful if you have a foot fetish.