Leyba was claimed off waivers by the Orioles on Friday and optioned to Triple-A Norfolk, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.
Leyba will get to remain on a 40-man roster after getting designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks on Wednesday. While he won't get a big-league opportunity right away, Leyba could get the chance to carve out a role at second base in Baltimore, as the team lacks an established option at the position. Leyba owns a very poor .149/.241/.234 slash line through his first 54 major-league plate appearances, however, so it's far from guaranteed that he'll get meaningful at-bats for his new team.
Leyba was designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Leyba appeared in 13 games during his stint on the major-league roster, but he failed to record a hit and struck out seven times in 22 at-bats. His removal from the 40-man roster will clear space for Ildemaro Vargas, who was acquired by Arizona in a corresponding move.
Leyba started at second base and went 0-for-3 in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Dodgers.
Leyba recently had his contract selected from Triple-A Reno after the Diamondbacks placed Asdrubal Cabrera (hamstring) on the injured list. Leyba mashed for the Aces, hitting four home runs while positing a 1.400 OPS in 37 plate appearances, but he's still looking for his first hit since joining Arizona. He'll primarily back up at second base, third base and shortstop, behind Josh Rojas, Eduardo Escobar and Nick Ahmed while he's in the majors.
Leyba had his contract selected by the Diamondbacks on Saturday.
The 25-year-old was designated for assignment in November but will rejoin the 40-man roster while Arizona battles through a rash of injuries. Leyba went 7-for-25 with an .807 OPS in his first taste of big-league action during 2019, and he didn't see the field last year.
The Diamondbacks reassigned Leyba on Wednesday.
Leyba's chances of securing an Opening Day role with the Diamondbacks were effectively dashed after he was outrighted off the 40-man roster in November, but he still got the opportunity to compete for a job this spring. The 25-year-old wasn't able to capitalize on his opportunities, however, going 5-for-34 in Cactus League play before being reassigned. Expect him to report to Triple-A Reno when its season begins in May.
Leyba was outrighted to Triple-A Reno by the Diamondbacks on Friday.
The 25-year-old missed the entirety of the 2020 campaign while serving an 80-game suspension after testing positive for PEDs, and he's now been removed from Arizona's 40-man roster. Leyba made his major-league debut in 2019 and went 7-for-25 with two doubles, a triple, six runs and five RBI.
Leyba completed his suspension and was added to the active roster Monday, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.
Leyba was issued an 80-game suspension in March after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance, but he'll be eligible to return for the start of the 2021 season after missing the entirety of the 60-game 2020 campaign. The 25-year-old should compete for a utility role during spring training after making a nice first impression over a limited sample in the majors in 2019.
Leyba received an 80-game suspension after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
Leyba was called up for his major-league debut in September and made a quality first impression with a .280/.367/.440 slash line in 21 games, and he had a chance to begin the season in a utility role for the Diamondbacks. The 24-year-old will instead miss the first half of the season.
Leyba went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in Saturday's 4-2 win over San Diego.
Leyba started at second base, his second start since being called up for September. With Ketel Marte (back) shut down for the remainder of the season, the switch-hitting infielder could have an opportunity when the Diamondbacks want to give Wilmer Flores a break.
Leyba was recalled from Triple-A Reno prior to Friday's game against the Reds. He is not in the starting lineup.
He's not particularly toolsy, but Leyba is still somewhat interesting in deeper dynasty leagues. He hit .300/.351/.519 with 19 home runs while striking out just 15.7 percent of the time in 498 plate appearances at Triple-A. Leyba, who turns 24 on Sept. 11, is capable of playing all over the infield and should work in a utility role over the rest of the season.
Leyba was optioned to Triple-A Reno following Thursday's game against Milwaukee, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
Leyba went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a walk over six games during his latest trip to the big leagues. Taylor Clarke (back) will be activated from the injured list Friday to take Leyba's spot on the 25-man roster.
Leyba was recalled from Triple-A Reno on Friday, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.
With David Peralta (shoulder) landing on the injured list, Leyba will return for his second stint with the big-league team. Leyba has posted an impressive .304/.356/.558 line with Reno this season, but he did not make a start during his prior stint in the majors and will likely be used sparingly this time around as well.
Leyba was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Wednesday.
Leyba spent just four days with the Diamondbacks, making four appearances off the bench and going 1-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts. Jake Lamb (quadriceps) was activated from the injured list in a corresponding move.
Leyba was recalled from Triple-A Reno on Saturday.
The 23-year-old is in line for his big-league debut. His .289/.343/.515 slash line for Reno translates to a not particularly impressive 106 wRC+ when considering the high-offense atmosphere of the Pacific Coast League. He projects as a future utility infielder and appears to be in line to fill that role during his time with the Diamondbacks. Kevin Cron was optioned in a corresponding move.
Leyba was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Tuesday.
Leyba hit .269/.344/.381 for Double-A Jackson last season. As a member of the 40-man roster, he'll now be one step away should the Diamondbacks need help in the middle infield.
Leyba (shoulder) was activated from the 7-day disabled list at Double-A Jackson earlier this month and has gone 13-for-37 (.351 average) with three stolen bases in eight games.
Leyba didn't make his season debut until May 19 while he continued to work his way back from right shoulder surgery, which he required last July. The procedure interrupted what had been a quality 17-game showing for Leyba at Double-A in 2017, but the switch-hitting shortstop has seemingly picked up where he left off upon returning to action this season. The 22-year-old probably lacks the power production necessary to earn a full-time role in the majors down the road, but his capable glove and strong contact skills could make him an ideal utility man.
Leyba (shoulder) was optioned to Double-A Jackson on Tuesday.
Leyba is still recovering from the shoulder procedure he underwent in July and wasn't expected to appear in any Cactus League games, so he'll report to minor-league camp to continue his rehab. The 22-year-old owns a .294/.366/.439 slash line across 61 games at the Double-A level over the past two seasons. He's hoping to return sometime in May.
Leyba (shoulder) won't be playing in any Cactus League games and is unlikely to return until May, Zach reports.
Leyba went down early in April with a shoulder injury. He made a brief return before undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery in July. The 22-year-old middle infielder owns a .294/.366/.439 slash line in 61 games at the Double-A level and profiles as a future utility infielder.
Leyba was placed on the minor-league disabled list after undergoing shoulder surgery earlier in the month, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.
Leyba was forced to miss a couple of months earlier in the season with a small tear in his right shoulder, though it's unclear whether his current ailment is related. He was slashing .276/.344/.448 with two home runs and nine RBI in 17 games at Double-A before injuring himself again, and while he doesn't have a timetable for return, it's possible he won't return to action until next season.
Leyba (shoulder) is back in action with short-season Hillsboro, hitting .353 with one home run through 17 at-bats.
This stint with Hillsboro essentially amounts to a rehab assignment, as he will soon be assigned to Double-A once he gets a week or two of game action under his belt. Leyba, 21, has posted semi-intriguing numbers in the minors, but likely profiles best as a utility infielder long term.
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