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Steven Lerud | Catcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/13/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1 / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Giants signed C Steven Lerud to a minor league contract.
Lerud was let go by the Mariners on April 6. A career .224/.318/.349 minor league hitter, the 31-year-old backstop is nothing more than organizational catching depth for the Giants. Apr 30 - 10:41 AM

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Mariners signed C Steven Lerud to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The deal has been in the works for the past few days and it's now official. Lerud, 31, spent last season with the Nationals' Triple-A affiliate while batting .238/.320/.301 with two homers and 23 RBI in 60 games.
Feb 3 - 1:30 PM

Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports that the Mariners are closing in on a minor league deal with free agent catcher Steven Lerud.

The deal would also include an invitation to major league spring training. The 31-year-old backstop spent the 2015 season in the Nationals organization where he slashed .238/.320/.301 with two homers and 23 RBI in 60 games at Triple-A Syracuse.
Jan 30 - 2:33 PM

Nationals signed C Steven Lerud to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Lerud spent the entire 2014 season with the Braves' Triple-A affiliate, batting .250/.376/.390 with four home runs in 200 plate appearances. The 30-year-old will act as organizational catching depth for the Nats.
Mon, Jan 12, 2015 02:10:00 PM

Braves signed C Steven Lerud to a minor league contract.

The 29-year-old backstop appeared in 61 games at Triple-A Lehigh Valley in 2013, slashing .217/.353/.311 with three homers and 21 RBI. He'll function merely as additional catching depth for the Braves.
Sat, Nov 23, 2013 12:30:00 PM

Phillies sent C Steven Lerud outright to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Lerud is a .222/.315/.354 career hitter in the minors. He will continue to serve as organizational catching depth.
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 02:52:00 PM

Phillies optioned C Steven Lerud to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

The move clears a spot for Carlos Ruiz (hamstring) to return from the disabled list. Lerud went 0-for-5 in six games during his brief stint with the big club.
Tue, Jun 18, 2013 01:39:00 PM

Phillies purchased the contract of C Steven Lerud from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Lerud, who appeared in three games for the Phils last season, was batting .221/.383/.316 with a couple homers at Lehigh Valley. He'll serve as Humberto Quintero's backup while Carlos Ruiz and Erik Kratz are out.
Sun, Jun 9, 2013 10:05:00 AM

Phillies sent C Steven Lerud outright to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Lerud managed two hits in 10 at-bats this season as a September call-up. The 28-year-old catcher will go on acting as organizational depth for the Phillies.
Thu, Oct 18, 2012 03:05:00 PM

Phillies purchased the contract of C Steven Lerud from Double-A Reading.

With Brian Schneider headed to the disabled list, the 27-year-old Lerud will get his first taste of the major leagues after nine seasons in the minors. A career .221/.311/.353 hitter, he'll back-up Erik Kratz.
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 04:10:00 PM

Phillies signed C Steven Lerud to a minor league contract.

He also gets an invite to spring training. Lerud, 27, batted just .193/.268/.303 with five home runs, 30 RBI and a .571 OPS over 262 plate appearances this past season with Triple-A Norfolk in the Orioles' organization. He'll provide some catching depth in the minors.
Fri, Dec 9, 2011 04:33:00 PM

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