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Jack Leathersich | Relief Pitcher | #52

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/14/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: Massachusetts Lowell
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 5 (0) / NYM
Contract: view contract details

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Pirates recalled LHP Jack Leathersich from Triple-A Indianapolis.
Leathersich was knocked around in his lone appearance in the majors this season back in July when he was with the Cubs. He'll be used in a mop-up role. Sep 10 - 1:17 PM

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Pirates claimed LHP Jack Leathersich off waivers from the Cubs; optioned him to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Leathersich made one appearance for the Cubs in July and had a 2.84 ERA with 72 strikeouts and 28 walks over 44 1/3 innings with Triple-A Iowa this seson. The 27-year-old southpaw could be a useful bullpen piece for Pittsburgh.
Sep 4 - 2:45 PM

Cubs designated LHP Jack Leathersich for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Leonys Martin who joined the club on Saturday. Leathersich owns a 2.84 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 72/28 K/BB ratio in 44 1/3 innings at Triple-A Iowa. He could attract interest on waivers.
Sep 2 - 12:35 PM

Cubs optioned LHP Jack Leathersich to Triple-A Iowa.

Leathersich was knocked around for two runs on a hit and four walks over two-thirds of an inning Thursday in his lone appearance with the Cubs. Dylan Floro is taking his spot in the bullpen.
Jul 7 - 10:41 AM

Cubs recalled LHP Jack Leathersich from Triple-A Iowa.

Leathersich, who previously pitched in the majors with the Mets, had a 4.56 ERA and 42/18 K/BB ratio over 25 2/3 innings in Triple-A. The 26-year-old southpaw will pitch in middle relief.
Jul 4 - 11:42 AM

Cubs optioned LHP Jack Leathersich, RHP Aaron Brooks, and RHP Jose Rosario to Triple-A Iowa.

Duane Underwood was also part of this round of cuts from Cubs camp. Leathersich has been sidelined for the past few days due to tightness in his chest. He wasn't in the running for an Opening Day roster spot anyway.
Mar 13 - 3:27 PM

Jack Leathersich has been sidelined for the past few days due to tightness in his chest.

The left-hander is on the outside looking in for a spot in the club's Opening Day bullpen and any missed time at this stage isn't going to help his cause. Expect him to resume throwing in another couple of days.
Mar 12 - 4:36 PM

Cubs purchased the contract of LHP Jack Leathersich from Triple-A Iowa.

The 26-year-old southpaw spent the 2016 season rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, compiling a 1.93 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 34/13 K/BB ratio over 23 1/3 innings across three minor league levels. He should open the 2017 season at Triple-A Iowa.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 11:07:00 PM

Cubs re-signed LHP Jack Leathersich to a minor league contact.

Leathersich was recently non-tendered by the Cubs, but it didn't take long for the two sides to work out a new deal. The 25-year-old underwent Tommy John surgery back in July and will be in rehab mode for most of 2016.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 12:52:00 PM

Cubs non-tendered LHP Jack Leathersich.

Leathersich has seen quite a bit of movement of late for a rehabbing reliever. He had been on the 60-day disabled list with the Mets after undergoing Tommy John surgery in late July. New York activated him on November 6, then subsequently designated him for assignment before he was claimed by the Cubs on November 19. And now he's been non-tendered and will need to find work elsewhere. The 25-year-old southpaw likely won't be ready to pitch again until September of 2016, if he pitches at all next season.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 08:52:00 PM

Cubs claimed LHP Jack Leathersich off waivers from the Mets.

Leathersich had a nice-looking 2.31 ERA in 17 relief appearances this season with the Mets, but he needed Tommy John elbow surgery in late July and probably won't be back near full strength until next September. This is a case of the Cubs playing the long game on a 25-year-old potential future bullpen weapon.
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 03:50:00 PM

Mets activated LHP Jack Leathersich from the 60-day disabled list.

His status on the 40-man roster has been restored. Leathersich won't be back until at least late 2016 after Tommy John surgery.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 09:33:00 AM

Mets recalled LHP Jack Leathersich from Triple-A Las Vegas; placed him on the 60-day disabled list with a left elbow injury.

The club needed to clear a 40-man roster spot for David Wright. Leathersich underwent Tommy John last month but will now at least pick up a major league paycheck and accrue service time while he's out.
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 06:02:00 PM

Jack Leathersich underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery on Thursday.

Leathersich injured his elbow while pitching with Triple-A Las Vegas. The 24-year-old showed some promise during his first taste of the majors this year, but he'll now likely be sidelined until well into the second half in 2016.
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 04:11:00 PM

Mets optioned LHP Jack Leathersich to Triple-A Las Vegas.

The 24-year-old did a decent job out of the Mets bullpen, compiling a 2.31 ERA, 1.63 WHIP and 14/7 K/BB ratio over 11 2/3 innings. He should get another opportunity with the big league club before long.
Sun, Jun 28, 2015 08:01:00 PM

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