May 16, 1993 |
|April 20, 2014, for the Texas Rangers|
(through 2016 season)
|Runs batted in||30|
Luis Alexander Sardiñas Avilez (born May 16, 1993) is a Venezuelan professional baseball infielder in the Baltimore Orioles organization. He made his MLB debut with the Texas Rangers during the 2014 season, and played for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2015, the Seattle Mariners in 2016, and the San Diego Padres in 2016 and 2017.
Sardiñas signed with the Texas Rangers as an amateur free agent in 2009. He started the 2013 season with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League and was promoted to the Frisco RoughRiders of the Class AA Texas League during the season.
Sardiñas was ranked by MLB.com as the 84th best prospect in baseball before the 2013 season. He was considered the Rangers second best prospect by MLB.com during the 2013-14 offesason.
On January 19, 2015, the Rangers traded Sardiñas, Corey Knebel, and Marcos Diplan to the Milwaukee Brewers for starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo. He batted .196 in 36 games for the Brewers in 2015, while also playing for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League (PCL).
On November 20, 2015, the Brewers traded Sardiñas to the Seattle Mariners for Ramón Flores. Sardiñas hit his first major league home run on April 5, 2016, off of reliever Andrew Faulkner of the Rangers. He batted .181 in 72 at bats for the Mariners during the 2017 season, while also playing for the Tacoma Rainiers of the PCL.
San Diego Padres
On August 15, 2016, the Mariners traded Sardiñas to the San Diego Padres in return for a player to be named later or cash considerations. He batted .287 for the Padres for the remainder of the 2016 season, and competed to become the Padres' starting shortstop in 2017. He did not win the starting shortstop role, but made the team as a reserve He batted .163 in 2017 before the Padres designated him for assignment on May 21.
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