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Blue Jays' Jose De Leon: Sent to minor-league camp
De Leon (shoulder) was reassigned to minor-league spring training Thursday, Mitch Bannon of SI.com reports.
De Leon sustained a shoulder injury during his appearance in a spring game March 21, but he isn't dealing with any structural damage. It's not yet clear whether he'll be ready for the start of the minor-league season, but he should now report to Triple-A Buffalo.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Jose De Leon: MRI yields good results
De Leon (shoulder) underwent an MRI on Tuesday that revealed no structural damage to his arm, Marly Rivera of ESPN.com reports.
The clean MRI is an excellent development, albeit a somewhat unexpected one after De Leon looked to be in significant pain after spiking a pitch into the ground during a relief appearance in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers. Though he's not dealing with any fractures or ligament tears, De Leon's shoulder issue could still be problematic enough to keep him from throwing for several days, effectively ending any chance he might have had of making Toronto's Opening Day roster.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Jose De Leon: Dealing with shoulder issue
Manager Charlie Montoyo said De Leon suffered a right shoulder injury during Monday's spring game against the Tigers and is being evaluated by the medical staff, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.
De Leon was down in some pain after spiking a pitch during Monday's appearances, and the specifics of the injury remain uncertain. The 29-year-old is in camp as a non-roster invitee after posting a 8.35 ERA over 18.1 innings for Cincinnati last year.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Jose De Leon: Exits Monday with apparent injury
De Leon tossed just two pitches Monday in his Grapefruit League appearance against the Tigers before departing with an apparent right arm injury, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
The Blue Jays will likely send De Leon in for X-rays and possibly an MRI before providing a diagnosis of his injury, but he looked to be in considerable pain while bouncing a pitch to home plate during Monday's appearance. De Leon is attending big-league camp as a non-roster invitee and is hoping to win a spot in Toronto's Opening Day bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Jose De Leon: Reaches MiLB deal with Jays
The Blue Jays signed De Leon to a minor-league contract Monday that includes an invitation to major-league spring training.
He'll presumably get the chance to compete for a spot in the Toronto bullpen this spring, but the 29-year-old is more likely than not to report to Triple-A Buffalo before the regular season gets underway. He posted an 8.35 ERA and 1.80 WHIP across 18.1 innings at the big-league level with the Reds last season before getting released in July and linking up with the Red Sox on a minor-league deal shortly thereafter.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Jose De Leon: Lands minors deal with Boston
De Leon announced Thursday via his personal Twitter account that he signed a minor-league contract with the Red Sox.
De Leon will be moving on to his fourth MLB organization after he was released by the Reds just over a week ago. After being demoted to Triple-A Louisville in early May, De Leon made 12 appearances out of the bullpen with the affiliate, logging a 4.63 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 19 strikeouts in 11.2 innings. Expect him to report to Triple-A Worcester to begin his tenure with the Red Sox organization.... See More ... See Less
Jose De Leon: Released by Reds
De Leon was released by the Reds on Friday.
De Leon opened the year on the active roster but was optioned in early May and designated for assignment in mid-July. He'll now leave in search of other opportunities, though he's likely to be stuck looking for a minor-league deal as he owns a career 8.44 ERA in 48 innings at the highest level.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Jose De Leon: Loses 40-man spot
The Reds designated De Leon for assignment Monday.
De Leon earned a spot on the Reds' Opening Day roster, but he stuck around with the big club for a little over a month before he was optioned to Triple-A Louisville after posting an 8.35 ERA across his 18.1 innings out of the bullpen. The 28-year-old right-hander was dominant over his last nine relief outings at Louisville (0.96 ERA, 0.75 WHIP, 14:3 K:BB in 9.1 innings), and that improved form coupled with his prospect pedigree could be enough for another organization to put in a waiver claim for him now that Cincinnati has dropped him from its 40-man roster.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Jose De Leon: Sent down Wednesday
De Leon was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Wednesday.
De Leon had allowed at least two runs in each of his last three relief outings, and he has an 8.35 ERA and 1.80 ERA in 18.1 innings to begin the season. The right-hander lost out on his rotation spot in early April when Sonny Gray returned to action, and he's now off the big-league roster altogether for the time being. De Leon will attempt to sort things out in the minors after left-hander Cionel Perez was recalled Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Jose De Leon: Moving to bullpen
De Leon will pitch out of the bullpen going forward, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
De Leon served as a member of the starting rotation for his first two appearances and posted a 7.71 ERA and 18:5 K:BB in 9.1 innings to begin the year. However, manager David Bell confirmed Wednesday that De Leon will move to a relief role since Sonny Gray (back) is slated to make his season debut Saturday. De Leon is unlikely to factor into high-leverage situations in the near future.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Jose De Leon: Shelled in loss
De Leon (0-1) allowed six runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out nine over 4.1 innings in a loss to the Diamondbacks on Sunday.
The righty threw 61 of his 89 pitches for strikes but was unable to build on his last start. The 28-year-old saw limited action in 2020 and will have a lot of attention on him moving forward as the Reds decide whether to keep him in a starting role or move him to the bullpen upon teammate Sonny Gray's return.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Jose De Leon: Could be bumped from rotation
De Leon will start Sunday against the Diamondbacks, but he is at risk of getting bumped to the bullpen with Sonny Gray returning next week, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
De Leon pitched well against the Pirates in his last time out, but part of the Reds' decision might come down to who is more capable of pitching in relief, with the Reds not planning on moving to a six-man rotation. The decision essentially comes down to either De Leon or Jeff Hoffman.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Jose De Leon: Strikes out nine in no-decision
De Leon allowed two runs on three hits and two walks over five innings in Monday's win over the Pirates. He struck out nine batters but did not factor in the decision.
De Leon got off to a rocky start, coughing up a pair of solo homers to Phillip Evans and Colin Moran in the first inning. He settled in and threw 54-of-81 pitches for strikes on the night. As long as Sonny Gray (back) is unavailable, De Leon should continue seeing action in the rotation. Expect him to face the Diamondbacks in Arizona on Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Jose De Leon: To serve as spot starter
De Leon is expected to be in the Reds' Opening Day rotation, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
De Leon probably won't last long in the rotation, as he'll likely head to the bullpen as soon as Sonny Gray (back), Michael Lorenzen (shoulder) or Tejay Antone (hip) is ready to go. He could a worthy streaming option to start the season as he'll line up to face the Pirates in his first start, but it's hard to have too much confidence in a player who owns an 8.49 ERA in 29.2 major-league innings.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Jose De Leon: Granted additional option
De Leon will have a fourth minor-league option for 2021, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
De Leon was battling for a back-end spot in the starting rotation during spring training but wasn't particularly sharp during four Cactus League appearances (three starts). The right-hander has posted a 6.39 ERA and 1.58 WHIP this spring, and the arbitrator's decision to grant De Leon an additional minor-league option makes it likely that he'll begin the year at Triple-A Louisville.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Jose De Leon: Struggles against Brewers
De Leon gave up four runs over 4.2 innings against the Brewers on Saturday, allowing three hits (including a homer to Omar Narvaez) and three walks while striking out three.
De Leon, who is battling for the fifth-starter job for the Reds and might be out of options, pending an arbitrator's decision, now has a 6.39 ERA over 12.2 innings this spring, albeit with 17 strikeouts.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-1, 220 lbs|
|Birthplace: Isabela, Puerto Rico|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|