Padres Sign Jon Leicester

The Padres have signed right-handed reliever Jon Leicester to a minor league contract according to the transactions page of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League. He is not in big league camp as a non-roster invitee according to the team's official site.

Leicester, 31, appeared in 48 games (six starts) with the Cubs and Orioles from 2004 through 2007, pitching to a 5.88 ERA with 6.3 K/9 and 4.0 BB/9 in 82 2/3 innings. He's spent the last two years in Japan, making 55 relief appearances for the Orix Buffaloes. In 62 2/3 innings on the other side of the pond, Leicester owns a 4.88 ERA with 7.6 K/9 and 3.9 BB/9.

18 Responses to Padres Sign Jon Leicester Leave a Reply

  1. NomarGarciaparra 4 years ago

    For a split second I thought it said “Padres Sign Jon Lester”…
    almost committed suicide!!!

    • Green_Monster 4 years ago

      This guy is a frozen version of Lester… He is the one an only Jon Le”ice”ster

      • Brad426 4 years ago

        I’m going back and “unliking” two previous posts of yours that I had liked for that one, dude.

        • Green_Monster 4 years ago

          Good for you? It doesn’t bother me, I hope you know that, dude.

          • Brad426 4 years ago

            Kidding, dude.

          • Green_Monster 4 years ago

            Ok, good. I was like “Wtf, he is never like that”.

    • Brad426 4 years ago

      Yep, read it exactly the same way.

    • DunkinDonuts 4 years ago

      It wouldn’t be so confusing if those wankers across the pond would let us pronounce it “LIE-CHEST-ER” instead of “LESTER.”

      • TheodoreRoosevelt 4 years ago

        Didn’t realise the US were still in the UK’s pockets. Well, maybe culturally…

        • DunkinDonuts 4 years ago

          Trying living in Massachusetts.

          If you pronounce Peabody as it sounds — Pee-BAHHH-dee — instead of the correct/stupid way (Pee-buh_dee), you get chided. If you pronounce Gloucester as GLAU-CHESTER, you get slapped. If you pronounce Worcester as WOR-CHESTER, you get shot.

          • Brad426 4 years ago

            Actually, isn’t it PEE-bid-ee? I’ve spent time there and just can’t ever say it correctly. Or at least their correctly.

          • notsureifsrs 4 years ago

            whatta you, smaht?

          • Green_Monster 4 years ago

            Noh, stohp makin funa him

          • Brad426 4 years ago

            Y’all are cuter than a speckled pup under a wagon.

        • Brad426 4 years ago

          Well, what with the wedding and all…

  2. East Coast Bias 4 years ago

    It’s actually pronounced like Jon Lester. Actually, like Jon Liester, but close enough.

  3. guest_54 4 years ago

    Isn’t the “pond” the Atlantic Ocean? Japan is across the Pacific Ocean last time I checked; unless you’re going to take the really long way :-)

  4. Steve619 4 years ago

    I was wondering how a post about this dude drew 17 responses.

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