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AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
31-32 4-6 L5
29-33 6-4 W2
28-36 6-4 L1
26-34 2-8 L6
18-44 3-7 L3

2023 Pitching

Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 2 3 3.32 21 7 0.92

Top Nick Sandlin News

  • 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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  • Guardians' Nick Sandlin: Moves to minors

    The Guardians optioned Sandlin to Triple-A Columbus on Monday.

    Cleveland's pitching staff now sits at 12 men -- one below the maximum amount imposed by MLB -- but Sandlin was sent to the minors to clear a spot on the 26-man active roster for right-hander Aaron Civale (thigh), who is on track to come off the 15-day injured list to start Tuesday's game in Minnesota. Sandlin had appeared in 19 games out of the Cleveland bullpen this season, compiling a 2.89 ERA, 1.61 WHIP and 18:13 K:BB across 18.2 innings.

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  • Guardians' Nick Sandlin: Yields run but gets hold

    Sandlin allowed a run on two hits and a walk with one strikeout in one inning to earn a hold in Wednesday's 7-5 win over the Rockies.

    Sandlin hadn't allowed a run in his last four outings (3.2 innings), but he gave up an RBI single to Yonathan Daza in the seventh inning. The Guardians were able to keep the lead there, which earned Sandlin his fifth hold in 18 appearances this season. He's added a 3.00 ERA, 1.61 WHIP, 11:17 K:BB and 4-2 record across 18 innings, with the high walk rate being the one drawback to what's otherwise been a solid campaign for the 25-year-old reliever.

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  • Guardians' Nick Sandlin: Snares win over Royals

    Sandlin (4-2) issued three walks in a scoreless inning to earn the win Monday versus the Royals.

    Sandlin got a double play to help his cause after Trevor Stephan allowed hits to three straight batters to begin the eighth inning. The Guardians rallied to retake the lead in the bottom of the eighth, giving Sandlin his fourth win in his last eight outings. The 25-year-old is still walking a fine line with his control -- he's walked 15 batters in as many innings this year, but he's sporting a 3.00 ERA with four holds. It'll be hard for him to maintain a reasonable amount of success until he can cut down on the free passes.

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  • Guardians' Nick Sandlin: Lacks control in loss

    Sandlin (3-2) took the loss Tuesday versus the Reds. He allowed an unearned run on three walks and struck out two in one inning.

    Sandlin was tasked with pitching the 10th inning. He got the first out on a grounder, but walked the next three batters to force in the initial runner. He was able to escape without any additional damage, but the Guardians' offense couldn't pull even in their half of the frame. Control continues to be an issue for Sandlin this year -- he owns an 8:11 K:BB in 13.1 innings. The right-hander has added a 3.38 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and four holds while seeing some high-leverage work.

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  • Guardians' Nick Sandlin: Picks up win Saturday

    Sandlin (3-1) allowed one hit over 1.1 scoreless innings to earn the win Saturday versus the Twins.

    Sandlin got the last out of the eighth inning and also pitched the ninth before the Guardians rallied for the lead in the 10th. The right-hander has picked up all three of his wins this season in his last five outings. He's struggled with control a bit this year, posting a 6:8 K:BB with a 3.65 ERA and 1.30 WHIP across 12.1 innings, but he's also picked up four holds, so he has at least some trust to pitch in high-leverage situations.

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  • Guardians' Nick Sandlin: Takes extra-inning win

    Sandlin (2-1) walked two and struck out one in a scoreless inning to earn the win in Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader versus the Padres.

    Sandlin had only one out with the bases loaded before getting Austin Nola to ground into a double play. Steven Kwan then hit a walkoff single in the bottom of the 10th. Sandlin hasn't often seen his control escape him as it did Wednesday, but he was able to get away with it this time. The reliever has a 4.15 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 6:4 K:BB across 8.2 innings.

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  • Guardians' Nick Sandlin: Posts first win

    Sandlin (1-1) pitched a perfect inning to earn the win Saturday versus the Athletics.

    Sandlin worked the eighth inning, and the Guardians took a lead on Richie Palacios' two-run double in the ninth. Over his last 3.1 innings, Sandlin has allowed just one hit with three strikeouts. A couple of bad outings early on inflated his ratios to a 4.70 ERA and 0.91 WHIP, but he's also picked up three holds in eight appearances. He'll be part of the high-leverage mix as long as he can keep poor performances to a minimum.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 175 lbs
Birthplace: Evans, GA
Age: 26
School: Southern Miss
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: R, R