Sam LeCure RP CIN 2 Months
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 7 Months
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 10 Months
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 Aug 15 '12
Sam LeCure was unavailable to pitch Tuesday due to inflammation in his right shoulder.
LeCure was slated to test out the shoulder prior to Wednesday's game, though it's not clear how that went. "He said he feels better. He's going to test it today and see where he is," Reds manager Dusty Baker said of LeCure. Baker did not rule out a disabled list stint for the righty. He could conceivably be replaced by Nick Masset, who appears ready to return soon from a shoulder injury of his own.
Sam LeCure RP CIN Jun 22 '11
Reds activated RHP Sam LeCure from the 15-day disabled list.
LeCure has been out since late May with a forearm strain, but he's ready to assume a long relief role after tossing three shutout innings Sunday in a rehab appearance for Triple-A Louisville. He'll return to a 3.18 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 30/8 K/BB ratio over 34 innings.
Sam LeCure RP CIN Jun 20 '11
Sam LeCure (forearm) tossed three scoreless innings Sunday in a rehab outing at Triple-A Louisville.
LeCure struck out three while earning a save for the Louisville Bats. He has a 1.35 ERA now in four minor league appearances and should be nearing a return from the disabled list. The versatile right-hander has been out since late May with a forearm strain.