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AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
92-70 7-3 W2
81-81 5-5 L1
78-84 4-6 W1
66-96 6-4 L3
65-97 3-7 L2

2022 Pitching

Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 5 2 2.25 41 24 1.16
Post Season 0 0 0.00 1 1 1.50

Top Nick Sandlin News

  • Guardians' Nick Sandlin: Out for remainder of postseason

    Sandlin was diagnosed Monday with an upper-back/right shoulder strain and is expected to miss the remainder of the postseason, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

    Sandlin left Saturday's Game 2 wild-card round victory over the Rays early with a tight arm, and follow-up tests didn't yield promising news. Cody Morris and Aaron Civale are candidates to join the active roster as replacements for Sandlin ahead of their American League Division Series against the Yankees.

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  • Guardians' Nick Sandlin: Leaves with tight arm

    Sandlin exited Saturday's wild-card game against the Rays with upper-arm tightness, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

    The severity of Sandlin's injury is not yet clear. He faced three batters prior to his exit, walking one before retiring the next two, including one strikeout.

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  • Guardians' Nick Sandlin: Steady work late in season

    Sandlin has not allowed more than one run in an appearance since the All-Star break.

    Sandlin has had a little misfortune, taking three blown saves while adding a win and two holds in those 21 outings. Nonetheless, it's been a strong stretch of pitching -- he's logged a 0.93 ERA and 0.78 WHIP over 19.1 innings in the second half. The bullpen has been a strength for the Guardians in 2022, with closer Emmanuel Clase leading baseball with 40 saves and James Karinchak and Trevor Stephan serving as the top setup men, leaving Sandlin in a middle-relief role.

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  • Guardians' Nick Sandlin: Collects fifth win

    Sandlin (5-2) struck out two in 1.1 perfect innings to earn the win Tuesday over the Padres.

    After starter Aaron Civale fell one out shy of qualifying for the win, Sandlin struck out Jorge Alfaro to end the fifth inning and then retired the side in the sixth to preserve the Guardians' lead. This extended Sandlin's scoreless run to 13.1 innings, a span in which he has a 14:1 K:BB. The right-hander's strong pitching hasn't led to a more prominent role yet -- he hasn't logged a save or a hold during the streak, though he took one blown save for allowing an inherited runner to score. For the season, Sandlin has a 2.18 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 29:19 K:BB while adding five holds through 33 innings.

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  • Guardians' Nick Sandlin: Covers two scoreless frames

    Sandlin allowed one hit in two scoreless innings during Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Sandlin allowed two runs in his first appearance after his July 5 recall, but he's since strung together eight scoreless frames while allowing just three hits, a walk and a hit batter. The right-hander has a 2.60 ERA, but a 1.34 WHIP and 23:19 K:BB are concerning ratios for his ability to maintain success. He's added a 4-2 record, five holds and a blown save, but he's mainly seen low-leverage work during his current stint in the majors.

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  • Guardians' Nick Sandlin: Called up by Cleveland

    Sandlin was recalled from Triple-A Columbus on Tuesday, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.

    After spending a couple weeks in the minors, Sandlin will reclaim a spot in Cleveland's bullpen. He posted a 2.89 ERA over his first 18.2 big-league innings of the season, but his 1.61 WHIP suggests he was a bit on the fortunate side.

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  • Guardians' Nick Sandlin: Moves to minors

    The Guardians optioned Sandlin to Triple-A Columbus on Monday.

    Cleveland's pitching staff now sits at 12 men -- one below the maximum amount imposed by MLB -- but Sandlin was sent to the minors to clear a spot on the 26-man active roster for right-hander Aaron Civale (thigh), who is on track to come off the 15-day injured list to start Tuesday's game in Minnesota. Sandlin had appeared in 19 games out of the Cleveland bullpen this season, compiling a 2.89 ERA, 1.61 WHIP and 18:13 K:BB across 18.2 innings.

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  • Guardians' Nick Sandlin: Yields run but gets hold

    Sandlin allowed a run on two hits and a walk with one strikeout in one inning to earn a hold in Wednesday's 7-5 win over the Rockies.

    Sandlin hadn't allowed a run in his last four outings (3.2 innings), but he gave up an RBI single to Yonathan Daza in the seventh inning. The Guardians were able to keep the lead there, which earned Sandlin his fifth hold in 18 appearances this season. He's added a 3.00 ERA, 1.61 WHIP, 11:17 K:BB and 4-2 record across 18 innings, with the high walk rate being the one drawback to what's otherwise been a solid campaign for the 25-year-old reliever.

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  • Guardians' Nick Sandlin: Snares win over Royals

    Sandlin (4-2) issued three walks in a scoreless inning to earn the win Monday versus the Royals.

    Sandlin got a double play to help his cause after Trevor Stephan allowed hits to three straight batters to begin the eighth inning. The Guardians rallied to retake the lead in the bottom of the eighth, giving Sandlin his fourth win in his last eight outings. The 25-year-old is still walking a fine line with his control -- he's walked 15 batters in as many innings this year, but he's sporting a 3.00 ERA with four holds. It'll be hard for him to maintain a reasonable amount of success until he can cut down on the free passes.

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  • Guardians' Nick Sandlin: Lacks control in loss

    Sandlin (3-2) took the loss Tuesday versus the Reds. He allowed an unearned run on three walks and struck out two in one inning.

    Sandlin was tasked with pitching the 10th inning. He got the first out on a grounder, but walked the next three batters to force in the initial runner. He was able to escape without any additional damage, but the Guardians' offense couldn't pull even in their half of the frame. Control continues to be an issue for Sandlin this year -- he owns an 8:11 K:BB in 13.1 innings. The right-hander has added a 3.38 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and four holds while seeing some high-leverage work.

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  • Guardians' Nick Sandlin: Picks up win Saturday

    Sandlin (3-1) allowed one hit over 1.1 scoreless innings to earn the win Saturday versus the Twins.

    Sandlin got the last out of the eighth inning and also pitched the ninth before the Guardians rallied for the lead in the 10th. The right-hander has picked up all three of his wins this season in his last five outings. He's struggled with control a bit this year, posting a 6:8 K:BB with a 3.65 ERA and 1.30 WHIP across 12.1 innings, but he's also picked up four holds, so he has at least some trust to pitch in high-leverage situations.

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  • Guardians' Nick Sandlin: Takes extra-inning win

    Sandlin (2-1) walked two and struck out one in a scoreless inning to earn the win in Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader versus the Padres.

    Sandlin had only one out with the bases loaded before getting Austin Nola to ground into a double play. Steven Kwan then hit a walkoff single in the bottom of the 10th. Sandlin hasn't often seen his control escape him as it did Wednesday, but he was able to get away with it this time. The reliever has a 4.15 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 6:4 K:BB across 8.2 innings.

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  • Guardians' Nick Sandlin: Posts first win

    Sandlin (1-1) pitched a perfect inning to earn the win Saturday versus the Athletics.

    Sandlin worked the eighth inning, and the Guardians took a lead on Richie Palacios' two-run double in the ninth. Over his last 3.1 innings, Sandlin has allowed just one hit with three strikeouts. A couple of bad outings early on inflated his ratios to a 4.70 ERA and 0.91 WHIP, but he's also picked up three holds in eight appearances. He'll be part of the high-leverage mix as long as he can keep poor performances to a minimum.

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  • Guardians' Nick Sandlin: Woeful in relief Saturday

    Sandlin (0-1) was tagged with the loss in relief Saturday against San Francisco after allowing two runs on two hits and a walk across one inning, striking out one.

    Sandlin began the season with two scoreless outings but has been struggling since then, and he has allowed two earned runs in each of his last two appearances. He's sporting a 2:2 K:BB through 4.1 innings of work (four outings) and seems to be trending in the wrong direction of late.

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  • Guardians' Nick Sandlin: Perfect inning in spring debut

    Sandlin (shoulder) struck out two in a perfect inning in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Mariners.

    Sandlin ended 2021 with a shoulder strain that cost him the final seven weeks of the season. Now healthy, the right-hander should be in contention for a high-leverage bullpen role, though he's unlikely to unseat Emmanuel Clase as closer. Sandlin went 1-1 with five holds, a 2.94 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 48:17 K:BB across 33.2 innings as a rookie last season.

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  • Indians' Nick Sandlin: Transferred to 60-day IL

    Sandlin (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Friday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

    The transaction officially ends Sandlin's season, as he hit the 10-day injured list with a strained right shoulder in mid-August. He'll finish his rookie season with a strong 2.94 ERA and 34.0 percent strikeout rate in 33.2 innings, though the shoulder issue could be something to worry about heading into next season.

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  • Indians' Nick Sandlin: Battling shoulder tightness

    Sandlin was removed from Wednesday's loss to the A's with right shoulder tightness, Mandy Bell of reports.

    Sandlin threw 10 pitches and gave up two hits and three runs without recording an out before leaving with the injury. He was charged with the loss and a blown save. It's unclear if he'll require a stint on the injured list.

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  • Indians' Nick Sandlin: Lands on injured list

    Sandlin was placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained right shoulder Thursday, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.

    Sandlin left Wednesday's game against the Athletics with what was originally called shoulder tightness. As it turns out, the issue is serious enough to sideline him for at least 10 days and potentially much more, as shoulder issues can be particularly worrisome for pitchers. Cleveland has yet to provide a timeline for his return. Alex Young was recalled in a corresponding move.

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  • Indians' Nick Sandlin: Allows unearned run

    Sandlin gave up an unearned run on one hit and struck out one in one inning versus Cincinnati on Monday.

    The right-hander's scoreless streak came to an end at 6.2 innings, but he can't be blamed for Jose Ramirez's throwing error in the ninth inning. Sandlin continues to mainly work in a low-leverage role, as he has just one win and five holds through 33 appearances. He's posted a solid 2.14 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 48:17 K:BB across 33.2 innings, and the underlying numbers (2.48 FIP, .261 BABIP) suggest those are sustainable ratios for the 24-year-old.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 175 lbs
Birthplace: Evans, GA
Age: 26
School: Southern Miss
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: R, R