Sept. 9, 2008
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Former University of San Diego baseball stand-out Freddy Sandoval has been called up to the Active roster of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and made his major league debut Monday night against the New York Yankees.
Sandoval, who was drafted by the Angels in the eighth round of the 2004 MLB draft, hit .335/.389/.514 with 15 homers for the Triple A Salt Lake Bees this past season before being called up to the show.
While a member of the Toreros from 2002-04, Sandoval recorded 185 hits, 46 doubles, three triples, 20 home runs and 132 RBI. Sandoval helped lead San Diego win back-to-back West Coast Conference Championships (2002 & 2003) and advance into the NCAA Regionals for the first time in school history. Sandoval's WCC-leading 59 RBI in 2003 ranks fourth highest for any Torero in a single-season. Sandoval hit .368 (28-of-76) with runners in scoring position in 2004 and .400 (6-of-15) with the bases loaded. Batting right-handed he also ripped lefties at a rate of .438 (21-for-48) in 2004.