Charlie Leesman Rumors

White Sox To Release Charlie Leesman

AUG. 20: The White Sox have requested unconditional release waivers on Leesman, tweets Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune.

AUG. 16: The White Sox have designated lefty Charlie Leesman for assignment in a flurry of roster moves, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago tweets. The White Sox also activated Avisail Garcia, moved Moises Sierra (oblique) to the disabled list, promoted Eric Surkamp and moved Javy Guerra to the bereavement list. Garcia, the key return in last year’s Jake Peavy trade, has not played in the big leagues since April due to a labrum injury. His surgery was previously believed to be season-ending, so he’s coming back ahead of schedule.

Leesman, 27, has only appeared in one game for the White Sox this season, an April start in which he only averaged 86.5 MPH on his fastball. He has, however, proven to be a good pitcher at the Triple-A level. He performed well at Triple-A Charlotte in 2012 and 2013 and has pitched 68 innings there this season, posting a 4.10 ERA, 8.7 K/9 and 4.2 BB/9.


Charlie Leesman Rejects Assignment With Rangers

Pitcher Charlie Leesman has declined the Rangers' assignment and is now a free agent, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports. The Rangers claimed Leesman over the weekend after the White Sox released him. Leesman had five days to accept or reject the Rangers' assignment, which would have included a spot on the 40-man roster.

Leesman, 26, pitched 135 innings for Triple-A Charlotte in 2012, posting a 2.47 ERA with 6.9 K/9 and 3.5 BB/9. He is currently recovering from a torn ACL. He has never pitched in the majors.


Rangers Claim Charlie Leesman

The Rangers have claimed left-hander Charlie Leesman off release waivers from the White Sox, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (on Twitter). Leesman has five days to accept or reject the claim.

The left-hander turned in a 2.47 ERA with 6.9 K/9 and 3.5 BB/9 in 26 Triple-A games last season, his first time at that level.  The 26-year-old Leesman has been with the White Sox organization since being drafted by the club in 11th round of the 2008 draft. The White Sox requested release waivers for Leesman on Wednesday.



White Sox To Release Charlie Leesman

WEDNESDAY: The White Sox have requested release waivers for Leesman to grant him his unconditional release, according to Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune (Twitter link).

SUNDAY: The White Sox announced that they have designated Charlie Leesman for assignment.  The move will allow the club to make room for Tyler Greene on the 40-man roster.

The left-hander turned in a 2.47 ERA with 6.9 K/9 and 3.5 BB/9 in 26 Triple-A games last season, his first time at that level.  The 26-year-old has been with the White Sox organization since being drafted by the club in 11th round of the 2008 draft.

Steve Adams contributed to this post.