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Sam LeCure | Relief Pitcher | #63

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/4/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 211
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Texas
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 4 (0) / CIN
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Dodgers signed RHP Sam LeCure to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
LeCure was in Diamondbacks camp this spring on a minor league contract and failed to claim a spot in the Arizona bullpen. The 31-year-old right-hander will function as organizational relief depth for Los Angeles. Apr 7 - 2:58 PM

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Diamondbacks released RHP Sam LeCure.

LeCure, a non-roster invitee, was tagged for seven runs on 11 hits over eight innings of work this spring. The 31-year-old will attempt to latch on elsewhere.
Mar 28 - 5:44 PM

Diamondbacks signed RHP Sam LeCure to a minor league contract.

LeCure failed to make the Reds' Opening Day roster out of spring training last season and was kept at Triple-A Louisville until mid-August. When he finally did make it up to the major league level, he registered a cool 3.15 ERA and 1.15 WHIP across 20 innings. The 31-year-old right-hander has a decent shot at claiming a spot in the Arizona bullpen for 2016.
Jan 14 - 12:59 PM

Sam LeCure has elected free agency.

He refused an outright assignment by the Reds. LeCure has posted a 3.18 ERA over the past four seasons out of Cincy's bullpen but spent most of 2015 in the minors.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 06:06:00 PM

Reds purchased the contract of RHP Sam LeCure from Triple-A Louisville.

LeCure surprisingly failed to crack the Opening Day roster and it's taken him until now to get called up. Given his 5.25 ERA at Louisville, it's not hard to see why he's been stuck at Triple-A.
Wed, Aug 19, 2015 02:50:00 PM

Reds sent RHP Sam LeCure outright to Triple-A Louisville.

LeCure signed a two-year, $3.05 million deal with the Reds in January, avoiding salary arbitration, but he failed to crack the Opening Day bullpen this spring. The 30-year-old right-hander should get another shot at some point this season. It's not like Cincinnati is loaded with dominant relievers.
Thu, Apr 2, 2015 11:27:00 AM

Reds avoided arbitration with RHP Sam LeCure by agreeing to a two-year, $3.05 million contract.

LeCure, who was arbitration-eligible for the first time, has been an underrated reliever the last three seasons for the Reds, posting a 3.21 ERA while striking out over a batter per frame.
Fri, Jan 17, 2014 10:50:00 AM

Sam LeCure tossed a scoreless ninth inning Thursday against the Diamondbacks for his first career save.

LeCure got the call with Aroldis Chapman unavailable after tossing two innings on Wednesday night. His first save didn't come without some drama, as he worked around two hits to secure the victory. The difference in the ballgame was a wild pitch from Eury De La Rosa in the bottom of the eighth inning which allowed Shin-Soo Choo to score from third base.
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 03:29:00 PM

Sam LeCure tossed a perfect seventh inning of relief to earn his seventh hold in Saturday's 5-2 win against the Cubs.

Six of LeCure's seven holds have come since May 3, as Dusty Baker has grown increasingly more confident in the 29-year-old. LeCure had a 3.14 ERA as a long reliever in the Reds' bullpen last season and owns a sparkling 1.29 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 23/9 K/BB ratio over 21 innings in 2013.
Sun, May 26, 2013 03:14:00 AM

Sam LeCure threw two scoreless innings Sunday in his start against the Indians.

It was likely just a veteran courtesy, as LeCure hasn't started a game in the majors since 2011. LeCure had a 3.14 ERA as a long reliever in the Reds' bullpen last season.
Sun, Feb 24, 2013 08:37:00 PM

Sam LeCure allowed three runs -- one earned -- in an inning of work Saturday in his return to the mound.

LeCure hadn't pitched in a few days due to a sore shoulder. The Reds are hoping the issue is behind him.
Sun, Aug 19, 2012 03:15:00 AM

Sam LeCure (shoulder) tossed a bullpen session Thursday.

LeCure hasn't pitched in a couple of days because of shoulder soreness, but he is expected to avoid the disabled list. The right-hander has posted a 3.02 ERA and 40/19 K/BB ratio in 41 2/3 innings this season.
Thu, Aug 16, 2012 07:34:00 PM

Sam LeCure was unavailable to pitch Tuesday due to inflammation in his right shoulder.

LeCure was slated to test out the shoulder prior to Wednesday's game, though it's not clear how that went. "He said he feels better. He's going to test it today and see where he is," Reds manager Dusty Baker said of LeCure. Baker did not rule out a disabled list stint for the righty. He could conceivably be replaced by Nick Masset, who appears ready to return soon from a shoulder injury of his own.
Wed, Aug 15, 2012 07:49:00 PM

Reds activated RHP Sam LeCure from the 15-day disabled list.

LeCure has been out since late May with a forearm strain, but he's ready to assume a long relief role after tossing three shutout innings Sunday in a rehab appearance for Triple-A Louisville. He'll return to a 3.18 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 30/8 K/BB ratio over 34 innings.
Wed, Jun 22, 2011 01:13:00 PM

Sam LeCure (forearm) tossed three scoreless innings Sunday in a rehab outing at Triple-A Louisville.

LeCure struck out three while earning a save for the Louisville Bats. He has a 1.35 ERA now in four minor league appearances and should be nearing a return from the disabled list. The versatile right-hander has been out since late May with a forearm strain.
Mon, Jun 20, 2011 03:02:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Chase Utley
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Trayce Thompson
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Scott Van Slyke
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Hyun-Jin Ryu
3Scott Kazmir
4Kenta Maeda
5Alex Wood
6Mike Bolsinger
7Brandon McCarthy
8Brett Anderson
9Julio Urias
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Pedro Baez
5Yimi Garcia
6Frankie Montas
7Josh Ravin
8Louis Coleman
9Joe Blanton
10Adam Liberatore
11Chin-Hui Tsao