Donny Sands (born May 16, 1996) is a professional baseball catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies. Sands was born in Tucson, Arizona, and grew up there until the third grade.
His family relocated to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he worked as a batboy for the New Mexico Lobos. Sands and his mother returned to Tucson after his father died in 2012.
He spent two years at Empire High School before transferring to Salpointe Catholic High School. Sands was chosen by the New York Yankees in the eighth round (243rd overall) in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft.
Despite having committed to the University of New Mexico, Sands joined the Yankees and received a $100,000 signing bonus. He debuted professionally with the Gulf Coast Yankees.
After his first season, the Yankees switched Sands from a third baseman to a catcher. In 2017, he played for the Charleston RiverDogs. He began the 2021 season with the Somerset Patriots, and was promoted to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders during the season.
The Yankees added Sands to their 40-man roster after the season. The Yankees traded Sands and Nick Nelson to the Philadelphia Phillies for T. J. Rumfield and Joel Valdez on November 19, 2021.
Donny Sands does not have any children, at his age, he is focusing on his career as a professional baseball catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies.