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Jack Leathersich | Relief Pitcher | #52

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/14/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 202
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: Massachusetts Lowell
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 5 (0) / NYM
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Indians sent LHP Jack Leathersich outright to Triple-A Columbus.
After getting designated for assignment, Leathersich passed through waivers unclaimed and will continue to function as minor league bullpen depth for the Indians. May 12 - 9:20 AM

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Indians designated LHP Jack Leathersich for assignment.

Leathersich had allowed seven runs -- six earned -- over five innings (seven appearances) this season at Triple-A Columbus. Cleveland claimed him off waivers from the Pirates at the end of spring training.
Apr 26 - 2:10 PM

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

Leathersich yielded six runs on five hits and six walks over 4 2/3 innings this spring in the Grapefruit League. The 27-year-old left-hander will function as organizational relief depth for Cleveland leading into the 2018 season.
Mar 27 - 4:08 PM

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.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 01:17:00 PM

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.
Mon, Sep 4, 2017 02:45:00 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.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 12:35:00 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.
Fri, Jul 7, 2017 10:41:00 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.
Tue, Jul 4, 2017 11:42:00 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.
Mon, Mar 13, 2017 03:27:00 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.
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 04:36:00 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

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