In a trio of understandably overlooked moves, the Dodgers signed relievers Dale Thayer, Sam LeCure, and Sean Burnett in the past week to bolster the bullpen depth in the minors. Both Thayer and LeCure have standard minor-league contracts, but Burnett has a May 1 opt-out in his minor-league deal. —– From 2011-14, Thayer posted an ERA of 3.04 over 198.1 innings, striking out...
One aspect Los Angeles Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman has stressed since taking over the team after the 2014 season is he never truly feels comfortable with the pitching depth in the organization. Los Angeles experienced that first hand in 2015 with Brandon McCarthy and Hyun-Jin Ryu undergoing season-ending surgeries, which left the club scrambling to fill...
Via Dodger Blue
April 08, 2016
According to a report from minor league media relations director Alex Freedman, the Los Angeles Dodgers have signed free agent reliever Sam LeCure to a minor league deal. Released by the Arizona Diamondbacks on March 28, the veteran right-hander will now be assigned to the Oklahoma City Dodgers, the club’s Triple-A affiliate. In addition to landing LeCure Thursday, the Dodgers...
Via Today's Knuckleball
April 07, 2016
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Reliever Sam LeCure turned the sound system volume to maximum, transforming 7:30 a.m. in the Diamondbacks clubhouse from lazy to Jay-Z. “H to the Izzo” ricocheted through what had been a church-quiet room with all the subtlety of an earthquake, followed by a fully pumped Vanilla Ice. Noise-cancelling headsets would have been...
Via New York Post
March 24, 2016
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) The Cincinnati Reds sent reliever Sam LeCure outright to the minors and put starter Homer Bailey on the 15-day disabled list Thursday as part of their moves to get to the 25-man roster limit for opening day. Reliever Kevin Gregg and starter Jason Marquis were added to the roster. Marquis signed a minor league deal and won a spot in the rotation during spring...
Via Associated Press
April 02, 2015 | Discuss
Your browser does not support iframes. When you need to change things up a bit, a different haircut is sometimes the way to go. That was the case for Cincinnati Reds pitchers Sam LeCure and Mike Leake. Fortunately for both of them, Jonathan Broxton was there to help. The Reds reliever grabbed some clippers and […]
CINCINNATI -- Sam LeCure popped off the mound, pounding his right fist into his glove. He had an excited step as he headed back to the Reds dugout after striking out Milwaukee's Carlos Gomez on a check swing to end the top of the tenth inning, stranding potential go-ahead runners at second and third bases in a 3-3 game. Todd Frazier's two-out double into the left field corner in...
Tonight at 10pm on Reds Live Spring Training... -- Jim Day and Chris Welsh update the injuries to the pitching staff and talk about Cueto's strong perfomance over the weekend. -- Jim also goes off the field with Sam LeCure that takes him to a unique store that allows him to indulge in one of his passions. -- Chris interviews a reality TV star, Reds 3rd base coach Steve Smith, to...
GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- The clubhouse sound system was blaring Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It," a 30-year-old rock song that came out before most Cincinnati Reds were born. A couple of clubhouse interlopers stared at the speaker from which the music emanated and Sam LeCure said, "Don't be changing that. That's my music." Sam LeCure is old school in many ways, especially for...
The Reds agreed to a two-year deal with reliever Sam LeCure and a one-year contract with Alfredo Simon on Friday, leaving them with three players in salary arbitration. LeCure was one of their set-up relievers last season, going 2-1 with a 2.66 ERA and one save in 63 games. Simon was 6-4 with a 2.87 ERA and one save in 63 games. They got deals a day after outfielder Chris Heisey...
Via Associated Press
January 17, 2014 | Discuss
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