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2023 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .146 0 4 .381 0

Top Sandy Leon News

  • Royals' Sandy Leon: Camp invite from Royals

    Leon signed a minor-league contract with the Royals on Wednesday that includes an invitation to spring training.

    Leon has Salvador Perez and Freddy Fermin ahead of him on the depth chart, so he'll begin the 2024 season at Triple-A Omaha unless the Royals opt to carry three catchers. Slated to turn 35 in March, Leon got into 21 games with the Rangers in 2023, going just 6-for-41 at the plate.

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  • Guardians' Sandy Leon: Scooped up by Guardians

    Leon signed a minor-league contract with the Guardians on Saturday.

    Released by the Rangers on June 21, Leon will head to Columbus to join the Guardians' Triple-A affiliate. Leon has only played in four minor-league games this season -- going 3-for-11 with an RBI -- and will serve as an organizational depth piece going forward.

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  • Sandy Leon: Released by Texas

    Leon was released by the Rangers on Wednesday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Having been outrighted to Triple-A Round Rock earlier this month, Leon requested his release and it was ultimately granted. The veteran catcher slashed just .146/.186/.195 in 21 games (44 plate appearances) this year for Texas prior to losing his 40-man roster spot.

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  • Rangers' Sandy Leon: Accepts outright assignment

    Leon cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Round Rock on Saturday.

    Leon served as Texas' backup catcher for the first two and a half months of the season but only came to the plate 44 times. His .146/.186/.195 slash line and 45.5 percent strikeout rate make it easy to see why he failed to earn more opportunities.

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  • Rangers' Sandy Leon: Cast off 40-man roster

    Leon was designated for assignment Wednesday, Kennedi Landry of MLB.com reports.

    Leon retained his spot after Mitch Garver returned from the injured list earlier in June, but he's now being sent out in favor of Sam Huff as the Rangers swap out third catchers. The veteran backstop is just 6-for-41 at the plate this season.

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  • Rangers' Sandy Leon: Remains on roster

    Leon went 0-for-2 in Friday's 2-0 win over the Mariners.

    Leon guided Jon Gray through seven scoreless innings before being replaced by Jonah Heim. For now, Leon survived the return of Mitch Garver from the injured list. Once Ezequiel Duran (oblique) is ready, Leon's roster spot could be in jeopardy.

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  • Rangers' Sandy Leon: Added to roster

    The Rangers selected Leon's contract from Triple-A Round Rock on Monday.

    Leon will serve as Jonah Heim's backup while Mitch Garver (knee) is sidelined. The 34-year-old has a career .592 OPS over parts of 11 major-league seasons.

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  • Rangers' Sandy Leon: Re-signs with Rangers

    Leon re-signed with the Rangers on a minor-league contract Tuesday, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.

    Leon requested and was given his release Monday but is quickly back in the organization on a re-worked deal. The veteran catcher will give the club some quality depth at Triple-A Round Rock.

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  • Sandy Leon: Let go by Texas

    The Rangers released Leon on Monday.

    The Rangers are planning on carrying only two catchers (Jonah Heim and Mitch Garver) on the Opening Day roster and have another backstop with more upside (Sam Huff) waiting in the wings at Triple-A Round Rock, so Leon will exit the organization and pursue options elsewhere. Even if he finds his way onto an MLB roster at some point in 2023, Leon likely won't serve as anything more than No. 2 option behind the dish.

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  • Rangers' Sandy Leon: Lands NRI from Rangers

    Leon (knee) signed a minor-league contract with the Rangers on Thursday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

    Leon, who underwent meniscus surgery on his right knee in October, is probably in line to begin the season at Triple-A Round Rock unless the Rangers are willing to carry three catchers. The 33-year-old saw action in 33 games for the Guardians and Twins in 2022, producing a .509 OPS.

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

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

HT/WT: 5-10, 235 lbs
Birthplace: Maracaibo, Venezuela
Age: 34
Experience: 8
Bats/Throws: S, R