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Jerry Sands spends time as a sub

Updated: February 23, 2012, 5:18 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Remember back in high school when you had that substitute teacher who was also a major league ballplayer? You don't? Well, some junior-high and high-school students in North Carolina do.

Jerry Sands, the young Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder-first baseman who stands a decent chance of earning the major league minimum salary of $480,000 this season, spent part of the winter doing exactly what he did the previous two winters: working as a substitute teacher back home.

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