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Jack Leathersich | Relief Pitcher | #51

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/14/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: Massachusetts Lowell
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 5 (0) / NYM

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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

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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

Mets recalled LHP Jack Leathersich from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Leathersich is taking over for right-hander Buddy Carlyle, who was placed on the disabled list with a lower back injury Wednesday in a corresponding roster move.
Wed, May 13, 2015 05:34:00 PM

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

Leathersich had two scoreless appearances during his brief time with the big club. He's being replaced on the roster by Dilson Herrera.
Fri, May 1, 2015 02:03:00 PM

Mets recalled LHP Jack Leathersich from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Leathersich posted a 2.57 ERA and 13/2 K/BB ratio over seven relief innings for Las Vegas to earn the promotion. He'll be making his major league debut when he gets into a game.
Tue, Apr 28, 2015 10:28:00 PM

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

Leathersich allowed five earned runs on three hits and five walks in 4 2/3 innings this spring. But the 24-year-old southpaw has intriguing minor league numbers and could see some major league action this season given the Mets' need for lefty relief.
Tue, Mar 24, 2015 04:28:00 PM

Mets purchased the contract of LHP Jack Leathersich from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Leathersich spent most of 2014 in Double-A. He pitched just eight innings at the next level. The move to the 40-man protects him from the Rule-5 Draft.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 05:56:00 PM

Mets assistant GM J.P. Ricciardi believes that Jack Leathersich could be a candidate for the bullpen at some point during the 2013 season.

Leathersich, a fifth-round selection from the 2011 draft, posted a 3.00 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 113/32 K/BB ratio over 72 innings in Single-A last season. His strikeout ability and success against lefties could make him an attractive option as a left-handed specialist out of the New York 'pen.
Sat, Feb 2, 2013 04:16:00 PM