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Charlie Leesman | Starting Pitcher

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/10/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Pirates signed LHP Charlie Leesman to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Leesman made one appearance with the White Sox in 2014 but spent almost all of the season at Triple-A, holding a 4.10 ERA with 66 strikeouts over 68 innings. He'll likely be part of the Triple-A rotation. Jan 9 - 2:42 PM

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White Sox released LHP Charlie Leesman.

He cleared waivers after being designated for assignment, but the White Sox just decided to cut him loose. Leesman owns a 4.10 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 66/32 K/BB ratio over 68 innings at Triple-A Charlotte this season. With just a couple weeks left in the minor league season, he might opt to just wait until the offseason to sign somewhere.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 08:29:00 AM

White Sox designated LHP Charlie Leesman for assignment.

The move was made to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Avisail Garcia who returned from the disabled list on Saturday. The 27-year-old southpaw owns a 4.10 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 66/32 K/BB ratio over 68 innings at Triple-A Charlotte this season.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 03:33:00 PM

White Sox optioned LHP Charlie Leesman to Triple-A Charlotte.

Leesman was called up to start on Tuesday, allowing six run over 2 2/3 innings in a loss to the Tigers. He was scheduled for another start on Sunday, so it's unclear how the Sox rotation will shake out. Leesman was optioned to make room for Gordon Beckham on the active roster.
Wed, Apr 23, 2014 10:15:00 PM

Charlie Leesman was roughed up by the Tigers, earning the loss after allowing six runs in 2 2/3 innings on Tuesday.

Leesman was called up to replace Chris Sale (elbow). The Tigers hit him hard, racking up five extra-base hits including a Miguel Cabrera home run. Overall, Leesman allowed nine hits and one walk and didn't issue a strikeout. If he stays on schedule, he'll get the Rays in his second start.
Tue, Apr 22, 2014 11:35:00 PM

White Sox recalled LHP Charlie Leesman from Triple-A Charlotte.

Lessman will replace the injured Chris Sale (flexor muscle strain) in the rotation and start Tuesday night against the Tigers. The 27-year-old had a 1.59 ERA across three starts in Triple-A this season, but he's not a fantasy option.
Tue, Apr 22, 2014 02:08:00 PM

Charlie Leesman will be called up from Triple-A Charlotte to start on Tuesday against the Tigers.

He's taking the rotation spot of the injured Chris Sale (elbow), as Andre Rienzo will be pushed back to Wednesday. Leesman, 27, struggled during his brief time with the White Sox last season but has put up a 1.59 ERA in his first three Triple-A starts. He can be ignored for fantasy purposes.
Mon, Apr 21, 2014 10:37:00 PM

White Sox optioned LHP Charlie Leesman to Triple-A Charlotte; optioned OFs Jared Mitchell and Trayce Thompson to Double-A Birmingham.

Leesman pitched well at Triple-A last year and will be around again this season to make spot starts as needed. Thompson batted just .229/.321/.383 last season in Double-A, but the White Sox weren't ready to give up on his tools and added him to the 40-man roster.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 12:21:00 PM

Charlie Leesman is likely to get a spot start soon.

Leesman gave up seven runs without recording an out in a relief appearance Thursday, but it won't affect the decision to give him a spot start. "Everybody that plays has games that don’t go well,’’ White Sox manager Robin Ventura said of Leesman’s outing on Thursday. Leesman's spot start will allow the Pale Hose to give Hector Santiago some extra rest.
Sun, Sep 15, 2013 09:16:00 AM

Charlie Leesman was charged with seven earned runs without getting an out in relief Thursday against the Indians.

Well, Robin Ventura sure did toughen the rookie up a bit by leaving him out there so long. Or something like that. Leesman is the first reliever to give up seven runs without recording an out since Hansel Izquierdo of the Marlins on June 24, 2002. Two starters have done it in the last five years: Jason Marquis in 2010 and Jeremy Hefner in 2012.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 12:43:00 AM

White Sox recalled LHP Charlie Leesman from Triple-A Charlotte.

Leesman pitched well in a spot start for the Sox earlier this season and has also fared pretty well at Triple-A, posting a 3.87 ERA over 16 starts. He'll be used as a reliever for now but could be given a start or two down the stretch.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 10:53:00 AM

White Sox optioned LHP Charlie Leesman to Triple-A Charlotte.

This move was expected, and likely to happen regardless of how Leesman pitched in the second game of Friday's double header. With the fine outing though, he's likely earned another start the next time the White Sox have a need.
Sat, Aug 10, 2013 12:37:00 AM

Charles Leesman pitched well in a no-decision against the Twins in his MLB debut on Friday, allowing one run on four hits over five frames.

Leesman racked up an impressive eight strikeouts on the night, but also issued five free passes, leading to a pitch count of 113 through five innings of work. The 26-year-old southpaw will be headed back to Triple-A, but likely showed enough to earn another shot the next time the White Sox need another starter.
Fri, Aug 9, 2013 11:32:00 PM

White Sox purchased the contract of LHP Charlie Leesman from Triple-A Charlotte.

Leesman will make his major league debut in the second game of Friday's doubleheader against the Twins. The southpaw has a 3.47 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 64/31 K/BB ratio across 72 2/3 innings this season at Triple-A level and can be ignored for fantasy purposes.
Fri, Aug 9, 2013 12:04:00 PM

Charlie Leesman will start the second game of Friday's doubleheader against the Twins.

It will be his major league debut. Leesman, 26, has registered an underwhelming 3.47 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 64/31 K/BB ratio across 72 2/3 innings this season at the Triple-A level. He is not a good fantasy streamer.
Wed, Aug 7, 2013 05:29:00 PM

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