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AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
92-70 7-3 W2
81-81 5-5 L1
78-84 4-6 W1
66-96 6-4 L3
65-97 3-7 L2

2022 Batting

Batting Average
Home Runs
Runs Batted In
On-base Plus Slugging
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .169 0 4 .509 0

Top Sandy Leon News

  • Twins' Sandy Leon: Shifts to 60-day IL

    Leon (knee) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Sunday, Do-Hyoung Park of reports.

    Leon was ruled out for the season earlier this week and is scheduled to undergo meniscus surgery on his right knee, so it's not a surprise to see him moved to the 60-day IL. The veteran backstop appeared in 34 games between the Guardians and Twins this season and had a.169/.298/.211 slash line.

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  • Twins' Sandy Leon: Done for season

    Leon was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday and will undergo right knee meniscus surgery.

    This obviously ends Leon's season. He hit .169 with zero home runs in 34 games. Ryan Jeffers (thumb) was activated from the injured list in a corresponding move.

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  • Twins' Sandy Leon: Back in action Thursday

    Leon (knee) will start at catcher and bat ninth in Wednesday's game against the Royals.

    Leon was lifted early Monday in the Twins' series finale with the Guardians due to knee inflammation, but a day out of the lineup was apparently all he needed for the issue to resolve itself. The defensive-minded backstop owns a .170 batting average since the beginning of August and won't warrant much attention from a fantasy standpoint.

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  • Twins' Sandy Leon: Tweaks knee Monday

    Leon was removed in the fourth inning of Monday's game against the Guardians with right knee inflammation, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Leon struck out in his lone at-bat before departing for the contest. Caleb Hamilton came off the bench to replace Leon, the Twins' No. 2 catcher who had received the start with top backstop Gary Sanchez getting a maintenance day.

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  • Twins' Sandy Leon: Added to active roster

    Leon's contract was selected by the Twins on Wednesday, Do-Hyoung Park of reports.

    Leon was traded from the Guardians to the Twins on Tuesday, and he'll join Minnesota's active roster as part of a move after Caleb Hamilton was sent down. Leon appeared in nine major-league games for Cleveland earlier in the year and hit .133 with six walks and four strikeouts. He's starting behind the dish and batting eighth Wednesday but should serve mainly as catching depth behind Gary Sanchez.

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  • Twins' Sandy Leon: Lands in Minnesota organization

    The Twins acquired Leon from the Guardians on Tuesday in exchange for right-hander Ian Hamilton.

    The move restores some catching depth in the upper levels of the Twins' minor-league system after Caleb Hamilton was promoted from Triple-A St. Paul following Ryan Jeffers' (thumb) placement on the injured list shortly before the All-Star break. Leon, who is now with his third organization of the season, will report to St. Paul.

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  • Guardians' Sandy Leon: Outrighted to Triple-A

    Leon was outrighted to Triple-A Columbus on Sunday, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.

    Leon was designated for assignment by Cleveland on Friday but will remain in the organization after clearing waivers. Over 26 Triple-A games this year, he's hit .222 with a homer, seven RBI and five runs.

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  • Guardians' Sandy Leon: Designated for assignment

    Leon was designated for assignment by the Guardians on Friday.

    Leon served as catching depth over the last week and a half but will exit the roster after Austin Hedges (concussion) was reinstated from the injured list. Leon hit .133 with six walks and four strikeouts during his time on the major-league roster.

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  • Guardians' Sandy Leon: Three walks in win

    Leon went 0-for-1 with three walks in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Twins.

    Leon rejoined the Guardians -- the team he spent the 2020 season with -- in a trade with the Reds on Tuesday, and he's promptly played in three straight games. The veteran catcher is still in search of his first hit, going 0-for-4 with three walks and a strikeout so far. He'll likely split time with Luke Maile while Austin Hedges (concussion) is on the injured list. Leon hit a meager .222/.321/.306 in 26 games with Triple-A Louisville, so he shouldn't be expected to provide much offense in the majors.

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  • Guardians' Sandy Leon: Traded to Cleveland

    Leon was sent from the Reds to the Guardians on Tuesday in exchange for cash considerations, Mandy Bell of reports.

    Leon will make the short trip across Ohio to play for the team he hit .136/.296/.242 for in 25 games in 2020. He's yet to appear in a major-league game this season, though that will change Tuesday, as he'll bat eighth and start behind the plate in the first half of the doubleheader against the Twins.

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  • Reds' Sandy Leon: Inks minor-league deal with Reds

    Leon signed a minor-league contract with the Reds on Friday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

    Leon opted out of his contract with the Guardians at the end of March after failing to land a spot on the team's Opening Day roster, and he'll now presumably head to Triple-A Louisville. He appeared in 84 major-league games with the Marlins last year and should be one of the top candidates to be called up if Tyler Stephenson or Aramis Garcia deal with injuries this year.

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  • Sandy Leon: Exercises opt-out clause

    Leon exercised an opt-out clause in his contract Thursday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

    Leon went 0-for-9 with an RBI, a walk and three strikeouts across six spring games this year, and he was informed Thursday that he wouldn't make the Guardians' Opening Day roster. Rather than reporting to the minors, the 33-year-old will become a free agent ahead of the regular season in hopes that he'll be able to land a spot elsewhere on a major-league roster.

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  • Guardians' Sandy Leon: Catches on with Guardians

    The Guardians signed Leon on Monday to a minor-league contract that includes an invitation to spring training.

    Austin Hedges is the only MLB-ready catcher left on Cleveland's 40-man roster after the team declined Roberto Perez's $7 million option for 2022 earlier this month, so Leon helps restore some depth at the position. Though he won't be added to the roster immediately, Leon should get the opportunity to compete for the No. 2 spot on the Guardians' depth chart at catcher heading into Opening Day. Leon logged 220 plate appearances for the Marlins in 2021, slashing .183/.237/.267 with four home runs, 15 runs and 14 RBI.

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  • Marlins' Sandy Leon: Cracks ninth-inning homer

    Leon went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 7-5 loss to the Nationals.

    Leon took Washington reliever Ryne Harper deep with one out in the ninth inning to pull the Nationals to within two runs, chasing Harper from the game in the process. It was the fourth homer of the season for the veteran catcher, who hadn't produced an extra-base hit since Aug. 10, a string of 17 straight games. He's hitting just .188 with a .510 OPS in 213 plate appearances this season.

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  • Marlins' Sandy Leon: Receives rare start

    Leon will start at catcher and bat seventh Sunday against the Reds, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.

    He'll crack the starting nine for the first time since Aug. 10. After the Marlins acquired Alex Jackson from Atlanta at the July 30 trade deadline and added him to the active roster shortly thereafter, Leon has fallen from second to third on the depth chart at catcher behind Jackson and Jorge Alfaro.

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  • Marlins' Sandy Leon: Delivers three-run homer

    Leon went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run and an additional RBI during Tuesday's 7-3 win over the Orioles.

    The 32-year-old caught for Sandy Alcantara in Baltimore and launched his third home run of the season. Leon has struggled for the most part offensively with a .487 OPS in 2021, though he's 5-for-18 with a homer, a double, five RBI and three runs in his past six appearances. Neither he nor Jorge Alfaro have done enough at the plate to warrant fantasy consideration.

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  • Marlins' Sandy Leon: Smacks solo shot

    Leon went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's 8-7 extra-inning loss to Atlanta.

    Leon went yard in the ninth inning for his second homer of the season. Playing time remains scarce for the backup catcher, who has just 17 at-bats in the last two weeks. He's batting .182 with seven RBI, seven runs scored and three doubles through 130 plate appearances overall.

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  • Marlins' Sandy Leon: Picking up rare start

    Marlins manager Don Mattingly said Leon will catch for starting pitcher Jordan Holloway in Wednesday's game at Philadelphia, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.

    Leon will crack the starting nine for only the second time in 12 games. Jorge Alfaro is locked in as the Marlins' clear top catcher, and opportunities will likely remain few and far between for Leon while Alfaro is healthy.

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  • Marlins' Sandy Leon: Moves into No. 2 role

    Leon is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Phillies, Christina De Nicola of reports.

    Leon's run as the Marlins' top catcher is over after Jorge Alfaro (hamstring) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list earlier this week. Alfaro will pick up his second straight start Wednesday.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 235 lbs
Birthplace: Maracaibo, Venezuela
Age: 33
Experience: 7
Bats/Throws: S, R