Jared Sandberg

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Jared Sandberg
Third baseman
Born: (1978-03-02) March 2, 1978 (age 36)
Olympia, Washington
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 7, 2001 for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Last MLB appearance
September 26, 2003 for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Career statistics
Batting average .221
Home runs 25
Runs batted in 92
Teams

Jared Lawrence Sandberg (born March 2, 1978 in Olympia, Washington) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He is currently the manager of the High-A level Charlotte Stone Crabs in the Rays organization.

Career[edit]

Sandberg was born in Olympia, Washington. In 2002, Sandberg showed potential to hit for power, hitting 18 home runs in 102 games with the Devil Rays. However, his difficulties hitting for average prevented him from spending a full season in the major leagues.

In 2005, Sandberg played with the Portland Sea Dogs, Double-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. Sandberg started the 2006 season with the Houston Astros Double-A affiliate Corpus Christi Hooks. He played mainly third base, but struggled to hit for average. In his final game for the Hooks, he broke out of an 0-for-26 slump with a home run. The following day, he was released to make room for a player to come off the disabled list. Sandberg signed with the Cleveland Indians and was assiged to the Double-A Akron Aeros. In 2007, Sandberg signed with the Kansas City Royals, and was assigned to play for the Double-A Wichita Wranglers.

He retired after the 2007 season and took a job as the hitting coach for the Single-A Hudson Valley Renegades in the Tampa Bay Rays organization. After the 2008 season, he became the manager of the Rookie level Princeton Rays.[1] In the 2013 season, he became the manager of the Single-A Bowling Green Hot Rods in the Tampa Rays organization. He was named the manager of the High-A Charlotte Stone Crabs for the 2014 season.

Personal[edit]

Sandberg is the nephew of former Chicago Cubs second baseman Ryne Sandberg.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Princeton Rays Announce 2009 Coaches". oursportscentral.com. 19 December 2008. Retrieved 14 July 2010. 
  2. ^ [1]

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