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53 Dominic Leone RP

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July 22, 2020 04:48 PM
Indians' Dominic Leone: Set to begin season in majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leone will begin the season on Cleveland's 30-man roster, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Leone was a non-roster invitee during camp, but he impressed enough to earn a spot in the bullpen ahead of Opening Day on Friday. The right-hander is unlikely to serve in higher-leverage situations after posting a 5.53 ERA and 1.50 WHIP over 40.2 innings with the Cardinals in 2019.

June 28, 2020 07:12 PM
Indians' Dominic Leone: Invited to summer camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leone will be a part of the Indians' 60-man player pool this season.

He is not on the 40-man roster but was in camp on a minor-league contract. While Leone isn't likely to pitch in high-leverage situations, he will be training with the big-leaguers at Progressive Field, so he should figure into the bullpen mix at some point this season.

January 23, 2020 05:32 PM
Indians' Dominic Leone: Inks NRI deal with Indians
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leone has signed a minor-league contract with the Indians. The deal includes an invitation to spring training.

Leone has found a new home after being let go by the Cardinals following the 2019 season, The reliever struggled during his two years in St. Louis, posting a combined 5.15 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 72:30 K:BB in 64.2 innings. Leone will look to break camp with the Indians in a middle-relief role.

November 25, 2019 06:16 PM
Dominic Leone: Let go by Cardinals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leone was released by St. Louis on Monday.

Leone will become a free agent after going unclaimed on waivers. He didn't have much success last season, posting a 5.53 ERA in 40.2 innings while walking 12.2 percent of opposing batters.

November 20, 2019 05:52 PM
Cardinals' Dominic Leone: Removed from 40-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leone was designated for assignment Wednesday.

The Cardinals needed to protect several players from the Rule 5 draft, and Leone was a roster casualty. Acquired from Toronto after the 2017 season with the expectation that he would occupy a high-leverage relief role, Leone was middling in 2018 and downright bad in 2019 (5.53 ERA in 40.2 innings), splitting time between the majors and Triple-A.

August 22, 2019 03:52 PM
Cardinals' Dominic Leone: Back in majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leone was recalled from Triple-A Memphis on Thursday.

Leone has a 7.14 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 29 MLB innings this season, but his numbers are dragged down somewhat by a May 5 outing when he gave up six earned runs while recording just two outs. He replaces Junior Fernandez, who was optioned to Triple-A, in the big-league bullpen.

July 21, 2019 10:00 AM
Cardinals' Dominic Leone: Sent to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leone was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Sunday.

He has given up two runs in 1.1 innings since the All-Star break. Tyler Webb was promoted from Triple-A to take the open spot in the bullpen.

July 1, 2019 10:48 PM
Cardinals' Dominic Leone: Earns second career save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leone picked up the save against the Padres on Sunday, retiring two batters -- one by strikeout -- in the 11th inning.

Leone entered the game with a 7.40 ERA, so few expected to see his number called in a save situation. However, after the Cardinals burned through five relief pitchers (including current closer Carlos Martinez), Leone got the opportunity and made the most of it, needing only 12 pitches to retire both batters he faced to close out the game. Despite the successful conversion, don't expect Leone to see additional save opportunities in the near future -- he still carries an unsightly 7.20 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 23 relief appearances this season.

June 25, 2019 01:20 PM
Cardinals' Dominic Leone: Recalled by Cardinals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leone was recalled from Triple-A Memphis on Tuesday.

Leone has thrown 21.1 innings for the Cardinals this season, but they haven't been particularly good, as he's posted an 8.02 ERA. His 4.19 ERA in 19.1 innings for Memphis is better but not particularly encouraging. He's likely in line for a low-leverage bullpen role for now.

June 16, 2019 02:16 AM
Cardinals' Dominic Leone: Optioned back to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leone, who was called up from Triple-A Memphis as the 26th man for Friday's doubleheader, was sent back down to the Redbirds on Saturday, Anne Rogers of reports.

The right-hander ultimately wasn't utilized in the twin bill, and he'll now continue to toil away for Memphis. Leone has struggled at both the Triple-A and major-league levels this season, so he could well spend most of the balance of the campaign in the minors trying to right the ship.

June 14, 2019 09:36 PM
Cardinals' Dominic Leone: Up as extra man
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leone was recalled to be the Cardinals' 26th man for Friday's games against the Mets.

The teams are eligible for an extra man as they'll be completing Thursday's suspended game before starting Friday's previously scheduled contest. Leone owns an 8.02 ERA in 21.1 innings for the Cardinals this season.

May 17, 2019 05:36 PM
Cardinals' Dominic Leone: Sent to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leone was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Friday, Rob Rains of reports.

Leone has struggled to an 8.02 ERA with a 27:11 K:BB over 21.1 innings this season, and his last outing against the Braves appeared to be the final straw (two runs allowed in 1.2 innings). Carlos Martinez was activated from the 10-day injured list and Ryan Helsley was recalled in corresponding moves.

May 15, 2019 07:08 PM
Cardinals' Dominic Leone: Uneven first month-plus
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leone, who fired a scoreless eighth inning in which he allowed a walk and recorded two strikeouts during a win over the Braves on Tuesday, has a 7.78 ERA and 1.58 WHIP across 19.2 innings this season.

Leone already has a pair of six-run blowups on his 2019 ledger, the most recent coming four appearances ago versus the Cubs. He's bounced back from that meltdown to pitch four innings of two-hit, one-run ball over the subsequent trio of outings, although his numbers still have plenty of room for improvement. Leone has allowed multiple earned runs in four appearances overall, but he's countered that with 14 scoreless efforts, including three of the multi-inning variety.

March 30, 2019 01:04 AM
Cardinals' Dominic Leone: Works inning in opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leone fired a scoreless sixth inning in which he recorded a strikeout during a season-opening loss to the Brewers on Thursday.

Leone labored some during his sole frame, needing 22 pitches to get his three outs. The 27-year-old was limited to 24 innings across 29 appearances last season due to a biceps injury, finishing with a 4.50 ERA and 1.46 WHIP. Leone can miss some bats with a fastball that clocks in the mid-90s, so he could be in for some setup work this season ahead of projected closers Jordan Hicks and Andrew Miller if his health endures.

January 11, 2019 04:24 PM
Cardinals' Dominic Leone: Agrees to deal with Cardinals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leone and the Cardinals reached agreement on a one-year contract Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jenifer Langosch of reports.

The terms of the deal are not yet public. Leone had some buzz last spring as a potential closer for the Cardinals but instead ended up with an injury-plagued season in which he posted a 4.50 ERA in 24 innings and did not record a single save.

August 30, 2018 02:16 PM
Cardinals' Dominic Leone: Perfect in two outings since return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leone has fired two perfect innings across two appearances since returning from the 60-day disabled list on Aug. 26.

The right-hander missed nearly four months with nerve damage in his right biceps, but he built his strength back up with 10 rehab appearances for Triple-A Memphis. The extra conditioning time seems to have worked like a charm, as Leone has mowed through the Rockies (Sunday) and Pirates (Wednesday) during his pair of outings on just 20 pitches overall. The 26-year-old should progressively see more work during September as a valued later-inning option for manager Mike Shildt.

August 26, 2018 12:17 PM
Cardinals' Dominic Leone: Returns from 60-day DL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leone (biceps) was activated off the 60-day disabled list Sunday.

Leone has been on the disabled list since early May as he's dealt with nerve damage in his right upper arm. The 26-year-old made 10 rehab appearances with Triple-A Memphis and showed no issues throwing upwards of 20 pitches. Mike Mayers (shoulder) moves to the disabled list in a corresponding move.

August 11, 2018 01:56 AM
Cardinals' Dominic Leone: Grabs win in rehab appearance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leone (biceps) was credited with the victory in Triple-A Memphis' win over Oklahoma City on Thursday, firing a scoreless inning in which he allowed a hit.

Leone threw 12 pitches overall in what was his fourth rehab appearance, and his previously injured throwing arm seems to be holding up well. Given that he's now worked four innings overall with the Redbirds, Leone could be ready for activation at some point next week, Jenifer Langosch of reports.

August 5, 2018 11:40 PM
Cardinals' Dominic Leone: Solid second rehab appearance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leone (biceps) fired a scoreless sixth inning in Triple-A Memphis' loss to Fresno on Saturday, allowing a hit and a walk over 19 pitches.

The right-hander has put together back-to-back impressive outings with the Redbirds, and even some minor control issues Saturday worked in his favor to an extent by affording him additional work. Leone has now fired 19 pitches in each of his two minor-league appearances, but he's likely to still log additional time with Memphis before being considered for activation.

August 1, 2018 11:36 PM
Cardinals' Dominic Leone: Succesful in first rehab outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Leone (biceps) fired a scoreless seventh inning in Triple-A Memphis' loss to Sacramento on Wednesday. He allowed one hit and recorded two strikeouts.

Leone looked good in his first game action since May 4, getting through his sole frame by getting 15 of 19 pitches into the strike zone. The right-handed reliever is slated to make multiple appearances at the minor-league level as he builds his arm strength back up after a long layoff brought about by nerve damage.

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vs LHB 18.000 3.0001422
vs RHB 22.200 7.540824
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