The Rays claimed outfielder/first baseman Jerry Sands off waivers Monday from the Pittsburgh Pirates and he was added to the 40-man roster.
Sands, 26, appeared in the major leagues with the Dodgers in 2011 and 2012, batting a combined .244 with four home runs and 27 RBIs in 70 games.
Originally drafted by the Dodgers in 2008, the right-handed hitting Sands was a involved in two trades in 2012. He was part of the trade that sent Adrian Gonzalez from the Red Sox to the Dodgers and the deal that sent pitcher Joel Hanrahan from the Pirates to the Red Sox.
He spent all of 2013 with the Pirates’ Triple-A affiliate in Indianapolis and batted .207 with seven home runs and 34 RBIs in 106 games.