The Los Angeles Dodgers have designated outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. for assignment, the team has announced:
OFFICIAL:— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 6, 2012
@dodgers today designatedTony Gwynn Jr. for assignment and recalled outfielder/first baseman Jerry Sands from AAA Albuquerque.
In a corresponding roster move, the Dodgers recalled outfielder/first baseman Jerry Sands from Triple-A.
Gwynn, 29, has appeared in 103 games with the Dodgers this season. Over 259 at-bats, he hit at a clip of .232/.276/.293 with eight doubles and four triples.
Sands made his season debut with the Dodgers earlier this year, appearing in eight games. Over twenty at-bats, the 24-year-old collected four hits, including two doubles.
Sands has spent a majority of the season with the Dodgers’ Triple-A affiliate. Over ninety-five games and 357 at-bats, he’s hit .286/.367/.518 with fourteen doubles, three triples and twenty-one home runs.
Which team should take a flier on Tony Gwynn Jr.?