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Sorry class, Mr. Sands is absent today

Jerry Sands needs to call the Johnston County School District and let them know he has a new day job.

The Dodgers' second-year outfielder, who's expected to start against left-handed pitchers this year, spent the offseason substitute teaching English and math a few days per week in his native North Carolina.

Now that he's in Arizona for Spring Training, the early-morning calls about open shifts are a little less welcome.