The Phillies have designated right Mark Leiter, per a club announcement. That move will open the door for the acquisition of Jose Bautista, which is also now official.
Leiter, 27, has appeared in each of the past two major-league seasons. But he has yet to find much in the way of success at the game’s highest level. Through 107 1/3 MLB innings, most of them in 2017, he carries a 5.03 ERA with 8.1 K/9 and 3.3 BB/9.
A 22nd-round pick in 2013, Leiter put himself in contention for a MLB look with a strong 2016 season at Double-A. He hasn’t actually spent much time at the highest level of the minors, but has shown a bit more strikeout potential there than at his other stops. In 58 1/3 total frames at Triple-A, Leiter carries a 4.01 ERA with 10.5 K/9 and 2.9 BB/9.
stupid moves like crazy today.
Leiter is bad buddy
Stop commenting, Mark Leiter!
Mark Leiter Jr. is an anagram for Mr. Retail Jerk. His customer service skills probably suck.
Mr Retail Jerk will probably get recalled next week after the rosters expand. He’s pretty much just the long man/mop up reliever at this point.
not if hes off the 40 man roster lol
Duh. Brain fartin’ over here. Lol.
I doubt it lol, his Uncle is one of the nicest guys on the planet and one of the best left handed pitchers of our era.
The 18 minute Al Leiter question to Gary Sanchez and his poor interpreter is my second favorite piece of MLB Network tape.
The best is the video of Chris Russo cheering while watching the TV where they “green screen” different things like kids crying after they drop their ice cream, etc. to make him look like a jerk. They can put just about any video in there and it will be funny.
Hahah Al Leiter is a legend. Guy is awesome.
I won a chance to have lunch with Chris Russo and spend the day on his show and he could not have been a nicer guy. I am a Yankees fan and he is a Yankee hater and again, a super nice guy in person.
These type of moves make it less exciting to watch the Phillies.
seriously? you’re upset about Mark Leiter?
What’s worse? Feeling bad they dumped Leiter, or getting excited for acquiring Jose Bautista? Given the choice, I’d take Leiter.
Ah, that feeling you get when you stupidly wonder how a Yankee rookie from 28 years ago just got released today. Man I’m so old!