CHICAGO - The Chicago White Sox have claimed outfielder Jerry Sands off waivers from the Cleveland Indians.
Sands, 29, batted .236 (29-132) with four home runs, 19 RBI and 11 runs scored over 50 games with Cleveland in 2015. He also played in 66 games with Class AAA Columbus, hitting .287 (64-223) with 14 homers, 46 RBI, 41 runs scored, a .409 on-base and .538 slugging percentage.
Sands, 6-foot-4 and 225 pounds, is a career .238 (87-365) hitter with nine homers, 50 RBI and 34 runs scored in 132 games over parts of four major-league seasons with the Dodgers (2011-12), Tampa Bay (2014) and the Indians (2015). He owns a .292 (45-154) career average with a .506 slugging percentage vs. left-handed pitchers, including a .297 (19-64) average with five doubles, two home runs and 11 RBI in 2015.
Sands originally was selected by the Dodgers in the 25th round of the 2008 draft out of Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C.
The White Sox 40-man roster is at 37.