Minor League prospect Jake Sanford was released from the team after allegedly stealing items like gloves and bats from his teammates to sell to fans.
Sanford was a third-round selection in the 2019 draft. They also presume that the American player also sold items such as autographed balls to fans on the Internet and after charging he did not send them.
The NY Post portal revealed that the 24-year-old player was released after the team investigated and discovered several of the items that the player had stolen from his teammates. According to investigations, Sanford took the items without permission from baseball players’ lockers.
The Canadian-born player deactivated his Twitter account after thousands of fans called him a thief and blamed him for the multiple scams he had carried out on social networks. His Instagram account, in which he says he is part of the “New York Yankees organization,” was also inactive.
Sanford was selected in the third round of the 2019 MLB Draft out of Western Kentucky, and received a $597,500 signing bonus. In 2019 and 2021, he played for three minor league teams.
Jake Sanford played in 2019 in the university league with the Western Kentucky team where he played 56 games with 88 hits, 22 home runs and an average of .398. He then signed with the Yankees for the Pennsylvania Development League with the Staten Island franchise.
In 2020 he was unable to play due to the suspension of the Minor League season due to the covid-19 pandemic.
The previous season he was in Class A and played 101 games with 111 hits, 16 home runs, 61 RBI and a .285 average. Sanford was projected to be an outfielder like former player Brett Gardner, who spent more than 15 years with the organization.
Upon release from the Yankees, Sandford can be signed by any team. However, in baseball These types of mistakes and accusations usually mark a player’s career forever.
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