April 7, 1979 |
|Batted: Switch||Threw: Right|
|July 17, 2005 for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 1, 2006 for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Runs batted in||4|
Danny E. Sandoval (born April 7, 1979 in Lara, Venezuela) is a former infielder in Major League Baseball. Sandoval is a switch-hitter and throws right-handed. He made his major league debut on July 17, 2005.
After spending seven seasons in the minors with the White Sox and Rockies organizations, Sandoval signed with the Philadelphia Phillies after the 2004 season. He started 2005 at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons and got the call to replace Geoff Geary after the All-Star Game. At time of the call, Sandoval ranked second in the International League with a .349 batting average, and was hitting .423 (55-for-130) with 11 doubles, three home runs, 16 RBI and 23 runs in his last 31 games. Along with Bobby Abreu, Ugueth Urbina, Tomás Pérez, and Endy Chávez, he became the fifth Venezuelan player on the Phillies roster.
Sandoval appeared in three games with the Phillies and went 0-for-2 with a run scored. On July 23, he was optioned back to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in order to bring up a right-handed reliever.
The fact that Sandoval can play several infield positions is a definite plus. He fought for a spot on the Phillies roster during spring training 2006, but was demoted after the Phillies kept both Alex Gonzalez and Abraham Núñez.
In 2008, he played in the Cleveland Indians and Toronto Blue Jays organizations. He became a free agent at the end of the season. Sandoval has signed with the York Revolution of the Atlantic League for the 2009 season.
On June 9, 2009, the Colorado Rockies purchased is contract from the York Revolution, who he had signed with over the off season.
On February 5, 2010, the BBC Orioles Grosseto, an Italian professional team, acquired Sandoval for the 2010 season.