Exit Sandman, Lancers' Donny Sands Gets Call to High-A - Tucson News Now

Exit Sandman, Lancers' Donny Sands Gets Call to High-A

CHARLESTON, SC -

After taking huge strides in his defensive game and becoming one of the most consistent hitters at the plate, catcher Donny Sands becomes the latest Charleston RiverDog to get the call to High-A Tampa.

The New York Yankees have announced the All-Star catcher has been promoted, becoming the 12th different Charleston minor leaguer to join the Florida State League ranks this year.

Sands is the sixth position player to climb the ladder from Charleston and the third from the RiverDogs’ Opening Day roster promoted in the last week after Hoy Jun Park and Estevan Florial each joined the T-Yanks on Tuesday.

Sands, 21, became one of the most improved players on Charleston’s roster, rounding into form in his first full-season as a catcher after converting from third base in Spring Training in 2016.

The 2015 Salpointe Catholic grad showed polish at the plate in an All-Star season, batting .269 in 76 games with the RiverDogs with a pair of homers and 45 RBI while reaching base at .323 clip. The former 8th round pick caught more games (76) than any other player in the league and had his best month of the season in July when he went 25-for-70 (.357) with a .514 slugging percentage in 19 games.

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