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Dominic Leone | Relief Pitcher | #55

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/26/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Clemson
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 16 (0) / SEA
Contract: view contract details

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Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak said in an interview on KMOX 1120 Monday that if the season started today, the team's closer "would probably be Dominic Leone."
It comes with a big caveat because Luke Gregerson (oblique) is currently injured and Mozeliak seemed to indicate Gregerson would close if he's healthy (and he very well could be by Opening Day). However, Leone seems to have firmly established himself as next in line and might have a chance to run away with the job. Acquired in January from the Blue Jays after posting a 2.56 ERA and 81/23 K/BB ratio over 70 1/3 innings in 2017, Leone holds a 1.80 ERA and 6/3 K/BB ratio over five frames this spring and is 3-for-3 in save opportunities. Mar 12 - 4:37 PM
Source: KMOX Radio

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Dominic Leone picked up his second save of the spring with a scoreless ninth Thursday against the Marlins.

Luke Gregerson is the favorite for saves in St. Louis, but he's sidelined with an oblique injury at the moment and Leone is one candidate to step in to fill the void if Gregerson is sidelined into the regular season. Leone has allowed one run and struck out five in four innings.
Mar 8 - 4:06 PM

Cardinals acquired RHPs Dominic Leone and Conner Greene from the Blue Jays for OF Randal Grichuk.

Leone was a waiver claim by the Blue Jays last winter and went back-and-forth from the majors and minors a few times last season, but he was excellent with the big club, posting a 2.56 ERA and 81/23 K/BB ratio over 70 1/3 innings. He was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter and should be pegged for a middle relief role in St. Louis.
Jan 19 - 4:32 PM

Blue Jays and RHP Dominic Leone avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.085 million contract.

Leone was eligible for arbitration for the first time. The reliever held a 2.56 ERA over 65 appearances out of the bullpen last season.
Jan 12 - 5:19 PM

Dominic Leone earned his first career MLB save on Monday night against the Orioles.

Roberto Osuna is away from the club following the birth of his child, so Leone got the call in the top of the ninth inning Monday with the Jays leading 4-3. He gave up a leadoff single to Adam Jones but retried the next three batters he faced -- two via strikeout. Leone owns an impressive 2.58 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 76/23 K/BB ratio in 66 1/3 innings this season out of the Toronto bullpen.
Mon, Sep 11, 2017 09:59:00 PM

Blue Jays activated RHP Dominic Leone from the bereavement list.

Leone was gone for a few days following the death of his grandfather. To make room for him, the Jays designated left-hander J.P. Howell for assignment.
Wed, Aug 16, 2017 05:05:00 PM

Blue Jays placed RHP Dominic Leone on the bereavement list.

Leone has been excused from the club following the death of his grandfather. Matt Dermody is filling his spot in the Blue Jays' bullpen.
Sun, Aug 13, 2017 11:01:00 AM

Blue Jays recalled RHP Dominic Leone from Triple-A Buffalo.

Leone has posted a 4.01 ERA and 25/10 K/BB ratio over 24 2/3 innings this season. He'll work in middle relief.
Mon, Jul 17, 2017 04:25:00 PM

Blue Jays optioned RHP Dominic Leone to Triple-A Buffalo.

The move clears a spot for J.A. Happ's return from the disabled list. Leone, 25, has posted a 4.01 ERA and 25/10 K/BB ratio over 24 2/3 innings this season. Look for him to return to Toronto's bullpen soon.
Tue, May 30, 2017 03:19:00 PM

Blue Jays recalled RHP Dominic Leone from Triple-A Buffalo.

Leone was just optioned Saturday, but he's back to replace J.P. Howell (shoulder) on the roster and in the bullpen. He'll work in middle relief.
Sun, Apr 9, 2017 11:36:00 AM

Blue Jays optioned RHP Dominic Leone to Triple-A Buffalo.

His roster spot will be absorbed by right-hander Casey Lawrence. The Blue Jays needed a fresh arm after starter Francisco Liriano lasted only 1/3 of an inning in Friday's loss to Tampa Bay. Leone threw 44 pitches in that game.
Sat, Apr 8, 2017 05:20:00 PM

Blue Jays recalled RHP Dominic Leone from Triple-A Buffalo.

Leone was sent down last week, but he returns with Roberto Osuna (back) going on the disabled list. He'll work in middle relief.
Sun, Apr 2, 2017 12:12:00 PM

Blue Jays optioned RHP Dominic Leone and C Juan Graterol to Triple-A Buffalo.

Leone had been competing with Mike Bolsinger, Ryan Tepera and Aaron Loup for a spot in the Opening Day bullpen. The Jays figure to whittle down that competition further within the next few days. Leone, 25, landed with the Blue Jays after being claimed off waivers from the Diamondbacks in November. With a career ERA of 4.07 across 108 1/3 innings pitched, he could potentially earn a call to the big league club as needed during the season.
Wed, Mar 29, 2017 05:35:00 PM

Blue Jays claimed RHP Dominic Leone off waivers from the Diamondbacks.

Leone, 25, owns a career 4.07 ERA with nearly a strikeout per inning over parts of three big league seasons. The Blue Jays hope he can help out in middle relief.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 05:18:00 PM

Diamondbacks recalled RHP Dominic Leone from Triple-A Reno.

Leone will give the Diamondbacks some additional right-handed bullpen depth for the stretch run. He has an ugly 7.52 ERA in 20 appearances this season with Arizona.
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 06:07:00 PM

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