Donny Sands is an American professional baseball catcher with the Philadelphia Phillies. He was born on May 16, 1996.
Sands was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona until he was in the third grade. He worked as a batboy for the New Mexico Lobos baseball club after his family relocated to Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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.
The New York Yankees picked Sands in the eighth round of the 2015 Major League Baseball draft, with the 243rd overall pick.
Sands signed with the Yankees despite having committed to the University of New Mexico and received a $100,000 signing bonus. With the Gulf Coast Yankees, he made his professional debut.
Sands was moved from third base to catcher after his first season with the Yankees.
He was a member of the Charleston RiverDogs in 2017.
He started the 2021 season with the Somerset Patriots before being promoted to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders halfway through. After the season, the Yankees added Sands to their 40-man roster.
On November 19, 2021, the Yankees sold Sands and Nick Nelson to the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for T. J. Rumfield and Joel Valdez.
Donny Sands Parents: Who Are Donny Sands Parents?
Roger and Alma are the parents of Donny Sands. Roger and Alma gave birth to Donny Sands, the American professional baseball catcher with the Philadelphia Phillies on May 16, 1996. Roger Sands is late.