Gwynn, whose defensive skills were marginalized after Shane Victorino was acquired, had a .570 OPS this season and had a .209 on-base percentage in his past 110 plate appearances. In addition to his $850,000 salary this year, Gwynn is guaranteed $1.15 million in 2013.
Sands, in his past 23 games with Albuquerque, has a .438 on-base percentage and .733 slugging percentage.
Interestingly, this was not the only Sands news I received in the past 10 minutes. The following press release also arrived:
What do famous celebrities such as: Charlie Sheen, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Robert Downey Jr, Shaun White, Britney Spears, Ryan O’Neal and foreign royalty have in common with the rest of us? The obvious answer is not much, but the truth is that everyone has equal access to one of the most successful cosmetic dentist in the nation; Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist of choice, Dr. Kevin Sands. …
Update: There’s more, from the Times — “Justice Department investigates Las Vegas Sands Corp.”