Leon was activated from the family medical emergency list Monday.
Leon was away from the team for six days, but he'll return to the active roster. Although he saw relatively consistent playing time before his absence, Roberto Perez has since reclaimed his spot as the team's primary catcher.
Leon was placed on the family medical emergency list Tuesday.
Leon will miss at least three days. When he returns, he won't be the team's top catcher, as Roberto Perez returned from a shoulder injury in a corresponding move.
Leon isn't in the lineup for Saturday's game against the White Sox.
Leon has been in an 0-for-15 slump over his past six contests, so he'll retreat to the bench for the second time in the past three games. Beau Taylor is starting behind the dish, batting eighth.
Leon is not in the starting lineup Thursday against the Reds.
Leon will head to the bench after starting three straight games behind the dish, going 0-for-8 with a 2:4 BB:K in the process. Beau Taylor is starting at backstop in this one.
Leon is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Twins.
Leon's workload has picked up since starting catcher Roberto Perez (shoulder) was shut down Wednesday and placed on the injured list, but the former still looks to be stuck in an even timeshare with Beau Taylor, which limits the fantasy utility of both players. Taylor and Leon have now alternated starts behind the dish over the past six games.
Leon is a lock to begin the season on the roster, Joe Noga of Cleveland.com reports.
This doesn't come as any surprise given that the Indians don't have much talent at the position at the upper levels of the organization. What remains more difficult to project is just how much playing time Leon will receive behind presumed starter Roberto Perez. Leon is regarded as a strong framer behind the plate, which could help him earn extra at-bats when the season gets underway.
Leon signed a one-year, $2 million deal with Cleveland on Monday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Cleveland clearly wanted to keep the catcher around after acquiring him in a trade from Boston earlier in the day. He lines up as the backup behind Roberto Perez.
Leon was traded to the Indians on Monday in exchange for Adenys Bautista.
Leon served as the backup catcher for the Red Sox, and he will likely take on a similar role for the Indians behind Roberto Perez (ankle), who had surgery in October but is expected to be ready for spring training. Over 65 games in 2019, Leon hit .192/.251/.297 with just five home runs and 19 RBI.
Leon went 2-for-3 with a double, RBI and a run scored in Sunday's 10-5 loss to the Red Sox.
The two hits nearly matched Leon's output from the entire month of August (three). Sunday's start was Leon's first of September, and his playing time behind the dish will likely remain scarce so long as Boston remains alive in the playoff hunt.
Leon will start at catcher and bat eighth Sunday against the Orioles, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
Leon will crack the lineup for just the second time in seven games while top backstop Christian Vazquez shifts over to first base. Vazquez has shined both at the plate and behind the dish this season, so Leon isn't expected to see his workload pick up over the final few weeks, especially with the Red Sox trying to chase down a wild-card spot.
Leon launched a two-run home run his only at-bat during Thursday's victory over the Yankees.
Pinch hitting for Mookie Betts, Leon launched his fourth homer of the season, this time a two-run blast off Austin Romine in the eighth inning. The 30-year-old, who serves as the backup catcher to Christian Vazquez, is hitting .207/.273/.328 with four home runs, 15 RBI and 10 runs scored over 116 limited plate appearances this season.
Leon went 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit home run Saturday against the Orioles.
Leon took Stevie Wilkerson deep in the ninth inning to record his third home run of the season. He took advantage of a position player on the mound, cranking a 55 mph fastball out to center field. Leon is firmly behind Christian Vazquez on the depth chart and is hitting just .207/.276/.306 across 126 plate appearances this season.
Leon is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Tigers.
Leon was behind the plate for each of the past three games but managed only one hit across 11 at-bats. Even with the recent uptick in action, Leon has still been included in the lineup just four times over the last 13 contests. He's the clear No. 2 backstop behind Christian Vazquez.
Leon will start at catcher and bat eighth Sunday against the Rays, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Leon has seen a mild spike in his workload of late, as he'll draw his third start of the series Sunday. It's worth noting, however, that top backstop Christian Vazquez has filled in as designated hitter for the injured J.D. Martinez (back) in two of those contests. Once Martinez is back in commission, Leon's usage could take a hit.
Leon is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
Leon started both of the first two games of the series, going 0-for-2 in Friday's opener and 3-for-3 with two RBI in Saturday's 5-3 loss. Despite the uptick in work, Leon still appears to be the clear No. 2 option at catcher behind Christian Vazquez, who will re-enter the lineup Sunday.
Leon went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run in Monday's 12-5 win over the Indians.
Leon put a cap on Boston's six-run fifth inning that broke open a knotted game. It was his second homer in 2019, both three-run jobs. Leon is batting just .174, but his skills behind the plate will keep him in the lineup three times a week. Boston's pitchers have a 3.44 ERA when pitching to Leon.
Leon was reinstated from the paternity list as expected Monday.
Leon should return to his backup catcher role after missing the Red Sox's weekend series against Houston. Oscar Hernandez was optioned in a corresponding move.
Leon (personal) will be activated from the paternity list ahead of Monday's game against the Astros, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
The Red Sox will presumably send fellow catcher Oscar Hernandez down to the minors after Sunday's series finale against Houston to clear a spot on the active roster for Leon. Once he's formally reinstated, Leon will reprise his normal duties as the backup to top backstop Christian Vazquez.
Leon was placed on paternity leave Friday, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.
Leon has hit .200/.294/.333 in 12 games for the Red Sox this season. Oscar Hernandez's contract was selected from Triple-A Pawtucket in a corresponding move, leaving Hernandez as the temporary backup to Christian Vazquez. Leon should return within a few days.
Leon went 1-for-3 with a walk and a three-run homer in a win over Seattle on Saturday.
The home run capped an eight-run third inning by the Red Sox and was Leon's first of the year. The catcher is hitting .222 in 11 games.
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