Sam LeCure RP CIN 1 month ago

LeCure has agreed to a minor league contract with the Diamondbacks, SB Nation's Chris Cotillo

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Sam LeCure RP CIN 5 months ago

LeCure gave up two runs to allow the Brewers to extend their lead Sunday, the first two runs he has allowed since getting called up on August 19.

Sam LeCure RP CIN 10 months ago

LeCure was outrighted to Triple-A Louisville as part of the Reds' final roster cuts.

LeCure's velocity dropped along with his performance this year, but it was still a bit of a surprise to see. But something had to give with the Reds adding four non-roster players. "The LeCure thing, I never could have seen that coming when we began Spring Training," manager Bryan Price said. "I think it breaks all of our hearts that he's not on this ball club right now. We anticipate him being back. I think we feel he's not at his best where he needs to be to help us right now .... I'm very confident that he will be back with us."

Sam LeCure RP CIN 11 months ago

LeCure is among the relievers being considered for the primary set-up role, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

LeCure regressed last year and isn't overpowering, but the team also doesn't have much in the way of established relievers standing out for the job.

Sam LeCure RP CIN 2 years ago

LeCure got the loss Saturday night against the Marlins, giving up two runs on two hits and a walk while recording two outs.

LeCure hasn't been terrible this year, but he also hasn't been as good as the previous two years. He's putting more balls in play and allowing more hits when they do get in play, and in the process has seen his WHIP spike over 1.47.

Sam LeCure RP CIN 2 years ago

Reds avoided arbitration with RHP Sam LeCure by agreeing to a two-year contract.

The financials of the deal are not yet known. LeCure, who was arbitration-eligible for the first time, has been an underrated reliever the last three seasons for the Reds, posting a 3.21 ERA while striking out over a batter per frame.

Sam LeCure RP CIN 2 years ago

Sam LeCure tossed a scoreless ninth inning Thursday against the Diamondbacks for his first career save.

LeCure got the call with Aroldis Chapman unavailable after tossing two innings on Wednesday night. His first save didn't come without some drama, as he worked around two hits to secure the victory. The difference in the ballgame was a wild pitch from Eury De La Rosa in the bottom of the eighth inning which allowed Shin-Soo Choo to score from third base.

Sam LeCure RP CIN 3 years ago

Sam LeCure tossed a perfect seventh inning of relief to earn his seventh hold in Saturday's 5-2 win against the Cubs.

Six of LeCure's seven holds have come since May 3, as Dusty Baker has grown increasingly more confident in the 29-year-old. LeCure had a 3.14 ERA as a long reliever in the Reds' bullpen last season and owns a sparkling 1.29 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 23/9 K/BB ratio over 21 innings in 2013.

Sam LeCure RP CIN 3 years ago

Sam LeCure threw two scoreless innings Sunday in his start against the Indians.

It was likely just a veteran courtesy, as LeCure hasn't started a game in the majors since 2011. Look for him to continue to serve as a long reliever in the Reds' bullpen.

Sam LeCure RP CIN 3 years ago

Sam LeCure returned to action on Saturday August 18.