Leathersich was claimed off waivers Thursday by the Cubs, ESPN's Jesse Rogers reports. Leathersich, a left-hander, did undergo Tommy John surgery in July, so he's unlikely to pitch much this season, but it's clear the Cubs like him considering they added him to their 40-man roster prior to the Rule 5 Draft. He's likely still years away from contributing, so dynasty owners shouldn't invest much in him this season.
Mets reliever Jack Leathersich underwent Tommy John surgery on Thursday, according to ESPN. The left-hander is not on the major-league roster, so he will not accumulate major-league service time while rehabbing over the next year.
Mets lefty reliever Jack Leathersich could be destined for Tommy John surgery, according to ESPN, which is reporting that doctors are evaluating whether it's necessary. The 25-year-old Leathersich tossed 57 pitches out of the bullpen on June 29 and has not been in a game since. His previous-high pitch count in the minors had been 31. He had performed well with the Mets earlier in the year, posting a 2.31 ERA in 17 relief efforts.
The Mets demoted reliever Jack Leathersich to Triple-A Las Vegas on Sunday, according to ESPN New York. In 17 major-league apperances this year, Leathersich is 0-1 with a 2.31 ERA in 11 2/3 innings.
The Mets placed pitcher Buddy Carlyle on the 15-day disabled list prior to Thursday's game against the Cubs. Carlyle is dealing with back spasms, and the move was made retroactive to May 12. He is 1-0 with a 5.63 ERA and 6:1 K:BB ratio in eight innings. The Mets recalled pitcher Jack Leathersich from Triple-A Las Vegas as expected to fill the roster spot vacated by Carlyle's injury.