Today’s move marks the second time this year that Sands has been DFA’d by Cleveland. Sands’ first assignment came roughly one month ago when Sands was bumped in favor of right-hander Ryan Webb. Sands wound up getting outrighted and accepting his assignment rather than going elsewhere.
Sands has not received much opportunity at the big league level since a solid run at age 23 with the Dodgers when he slashed .253/.338/.389 in 227 plate appearance. This year, he hit quite well in a limited sample size of 27 big league PAs while also performing well at Triple-A. In 91 plate appearances for Columbus, Sans hit .257/.385/.473 with four homers.