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Top Nick Sandlin News

  • Guardians' Nick Sandlin: Avoids arbitration with Cleveland

    Sandlin signed a one-year, $1.1 million contract with the Guardians on Thursday to avoid arbitration, Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

    Sandlin threw a career-high 60 innings during 2023 and posted an impressive all-around season by maintaining a 3.75 ERA and 1.03 WHIP to go along with a 66:24 K:BB. He should maintain a key spot in Cleveland's bullpen in 2024.

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  • Guardians' Nick Sandlin: Ends year in shaky form

    Sandlin allowed five runs over his last 9.2 innings this season.

    Sandlin got shuffled out of the high-leverage mix when the Guardians bolstered their bullpen with waiver claims at the end of August. He picked up 10 holds this year, two of which came in September. The right-hander finished the campaign with a 3.75 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 66:24 K:BB over 60 innings, and he also registered a 5-5 record in 61 appearances.

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  • Guardians' Nick Sandlin: Takes another loss

    Sandlin (5-5) allowed one run on one hit without recording an out to take the loss in Friday's 9-8 defeat at the hands of the Rays.

    Sandlin served up a walk-off solo home run to Wander Franco just three pitches into his ninth-inning appearance after the Guardians had rallied to tie the game. With three runs allowed over three innings plus two losses to begin August, it's been a rough stretch for Sandlin. He has a 3.65 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 49:16 K:BB through 44.1 innings this season.

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  • Guardians' Nick Sandlin: Handed loss Wednesday

    Sandlin (5-4) allowed a run on a hit and a walk over two-thirds of an inning to take the loss versus the Astros on Wednesday.

    Sandlin surrendered a sixth-inning solo shot to Chas McCormick that was the final run of a 3-2 game. It's been a rough patch for Sandlin lately -- he's been scored on in five of his last seven appearances. That's pushed his ERA up to 3.64 with a 0.98 WHIP and 47:16 K:BB through 42 innings overall. He's added five holds, but he's likely to remain in lower-leverage assignments until he can steady his pitching.

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  • Guardians' Nick Sandlin: Secures fifth win

    Sandlin (5-3) allowed a run on two hits and struck out one over one inning to pick up the win Wednesday over the Royals.

    Sandlin worked the fifth inning after starter Gavin Williams was inefficient over four scoreless frames (87 pitches). While Sandlin has struggled lately, giving up six runs over his last four innings, he's picked up two holds and a win in that span. He's at a 3.63 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 43:14 K:BB through 39.2 innings while continuing to fill a versatile role in the Guardians' bullpen.

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  • Guardians' Nick Sandlin: Wins again Wednesday

    Sandlin (4-3) didn't allow a baserunner over 1.1 scoreless innings and struck out two to earn the win in Wednesday's 14-1 victory over the Royals.

    Starter Logan Allen went just 3.2 innings due to a high pitch count (98), so Sandlin was in line for the win, his second in as many appearances. He's given up three runs over 9.1 innings in June, and Sandlin has been solid as a middle reliever with no clearly defined role in the Guardians' bullpen. He has a 3.14 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 27:10 K:BB with two holds through 28.2 innings this season. The right-hander will likely continue to serve in somewhat of a fireman role, but he's unlikely to see much late-inning work.

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  • Guardians' Nick Sandlin: Nabs third win

    Sandlin (3-3) allowed a run on one walk and struck out one over two innings without giving up a hit to earn the win Thursday over the Athletics.

    Oakland was able to open the scoring against Sandlin in the fifth inning after an inefficient four frames from starter Logan Allen. The Guardians quickly replied in their half of the frame to gain the lead didn't look back. Sandlin has allowed three runs, eight hits and four walks while striking out seven over eight innings through eight appearances in June. He has a solid 3.29 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 25:10 K:BB over 27.1 innings overall while primarily working in a low-leverage role.

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  • Guardians' Nick Sandlin: Dealt another loss

    Sandlin (2-3) allowed a run on two hits and a walk while striking out one in one inning of relief Friday, taking the loss versus the Twins.

    Sandlin had trouble in the seventh inning, and it led to him giving up the lone run of the contest on a Jorge Polanco double. This was the first time Sandlin's has given up an earned run since April 30 -- he allowed one unearned run over 9.2 innings across his last nine appearances. While he's hit a minor rough patch by getting scored on in two of his last three outings, he still has a respectable 3.38 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 20:7 K:BB over 21.1 innings this season. Sandlin has added two holds and a blown save in 21 appearances.

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  • Guardians' Nick Sandlin: Charged with loss

    Sandlin (2-2) allowed an unearned run and one walk while striking out one over one inning, taking the extra-inning loss versus the Cardinals on Saturday.

    It was a passed ball that allowed Brendan Donovan to scurry home for the decisive run in the 10th inning. Prior to Saturday, Sandlin had pitched 7.2 scoreless innings to begin May. The right-hander has been effective in a low-leverage role with a 3.26 ERA, though his 0.78 WHIP shows that he's been better at limiting baserunners through 19.1 innings this season. He's added a hold and a blown save, but he's unlikely to challenge Emmanuel Clase or Trevor Stephan for late-inning work.

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  • Guardians' Nick Sandlin: Collects second win

    Sandlin (2-1) struck out one over 1.1 perfect innings to earn the win Thursday over the White Sox.

    Sandlin kept the game tied by getting the last out of the sixth inning, and he stayed in for the seventh after the Guardians took the lead. He's pitched 6.1 scoreless innings over five appearances in May, allowing just one hit while striking out six and walking none. The right-hander had a shaky start to the year, but he's now at a reasonable 3.71 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and 16:5 K:BB with one blown save over 17 innings this season. He's likely to remain in a low-leverage role since the Guardians have one of the strongest bullpens in the league.

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  • Guardians' Nick Sandlin: Handed loss Sunday

    Sandlin (1-1) allowed two runs on a hit and a walk over two-thirds of an inning, taking the loss Sunday versus the Nationals.

    Sandlin also took a blown save, squandering a one-run lead. Lane Thomas generated a run on a sacrifice fly, and Trevor Stephan went on to allow an inherited runner to score the go-ahead run on a Joey Meneses single. Sandlin has given up at least one run in four of his seven outings this season. He has a 4.70 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 7:3 K:BB across 7.2 innings while mainly serving in a low-leverage role.

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  • Guardians' Nick Sandlin: Picks up win Friday

    Sandlin (1-0) allowed a hit and struck out one over 1.1 innings to earn the win versus the Mariners on Friday. He was not charged with a run.

    Sandlin came on after Hunter Gaddis ran into some trouble in the fourth inning. Sandlin then gave up an RBI double to Julio Rodriguez, which made it a 5-4 game, before getting things under control. The Guardians held the lead the rest of the way, and Sandlin delivered a clean fifth inning en route to the win in his first outing this season. The right-hander was a solid part of the Guardians' bullpen a year ago, posting a 2.25 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 41:24 K:BB across 44 innings while adding seven holds and a 5-2 record. He should continue to see low-leverage assignments to begin 2023.

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  • Guardians' Nick Sandlin: Cleared for spring training

    Sandlin (shoulder) has received full medical clearance ahead of spring training, Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

    Though Sandlin has yet to make his Cactus League debut, his absence from the pitching schedule thus far isn't the result of any setbacks in his recovery from a strained right shoulder, an injury that knocked him out early in the Guardians' 2022 postseason run. Sandlin, who compiled a 2.25 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 41:24 K:BB in 44 innings a season ago, will likely factor into the middle-inning mix for Cleveland once again in 2023.

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  • Guardians' Nick Sandlin: Out for remainder of postseason

    Sandlin was diagnosed Monday with an upper-back/right shoulder strain and is expected to miss the remainder of the postseason, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

    Sandlin left Saturday's Game 2 wild-card round victory over the Rays early with a tight arm, and follow-up tests didn't yield promising news. Cody Morris and Aaron Civale are candidates to join the active roster as replacements for Sandlin ahead of their American League Division Series against the Yankees.

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  • Guardians' Nick Sandlin: Leaves with tight arm

    Sandlin exited Saturday's wild-card game against the Rays with upper-arm tightness, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

    The severity of Sandlin's injury is not yet clear. He faced three batters prior to his exit, walking one before retiring the next two, including one strikeout.

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  • Guardians' Nick Sandlin: Steady work late in season

    Sandlin has not allowed more than one run in an appearance since the All-Star break.

    Sandlin has had a little misfortune, taking three blown saves while adding a win and two holds in those 21 outings. Nonetheless, it's been a strong stretch of pitching -- he's logged a 0.93 ERA and 0.78 WHIP over 19.1 innings in the second half. The bullpen has been a strength for the Guardians in 2022, with closer Emmanuel Clase leading baseball with 40 saves and James Karinchak and Trevor Stephan serving as the top setup men, leaving Sandlin in a middle-relief role.

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  • Guardians' Nick Sandlin: Collects fifth win

    Sandlin (5-2) struck out two in 1.1 perfect innings to earn the win Tuesday over the Padres.

    After starter Aaron Civale fell one out shy of qualifying for the win, Sandlin struck out Jorge Alfaro to end the fifth inning and then retired the side in the sixth to preserve the Guardians' lead. This extended Sandlin's scoreless run to 13.1 innings, a span in which he has a 14:1 K:BB. The right-hander's strong pitching hasn't led to a more prominent role yet -- he hasn't logged a save or a hold during the streak, though he took one blown save for allowing an inherited runner to score. For the season, Sandlin has a 2.18 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 29:19 K:BB while adding five holds through 33 innings.

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  • Guardians' Nick Sandlin: Covers two scoreless frames

    Sandlin allowed one hit in two scoreless innings during Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Sandlin allowed two runs in his first appearance after his July 5 recall, but he's since strung together eight scoreless frames while allowing just three hits, a walk and a hit batter. The right-hander has a 2.60 ERA, but a 1.34 WHIP and 23:19 K:BB are concerning ratios for his ability to maintain success. He's added a 4-2 record, five holds and a blown save, but he's mainly seen low-leverage work during his current stint in the majors.

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  • Guardians' Nick Sandlin: Called up by Cleveland

    Sandlin was recalled from Triple-A Columbus on Tuesday, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.

    After spending a couple weeks in the minors, Sandlin will reclaim a spot in Cleveland's bullpen. He posted a 2.89 ERA over his first 18.2 big-league innings of the season, but his 1.61 WHIP suggests he was a bit on the fortunate side.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 175 lbs
Birthplace: Evans, GA
Age: 27
School: Southern Miss
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: R, R