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Sam LeCure

Sam LeCure
Cincinnati Reds – No. 63
Pitcher
Born: (1984-05-04) May 4, 1984 (age 30)
Jefferson City, Missouri
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 28, 2010 for the Cincinnati Reds
Career statistics
(through 2013 season)
Win-loss record 9–10
Earned run average 3.47
Strikeouts 237
Teams

Samuel R. LeCure (born May 4, 1984) is an American professional baseball relief pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball. He attended Helias High School in Jefferson City and the University of Texas.[1]

College career

In 16 games, including six starts, with the University of Texas in 2003, he went 5-0 with a 3.74 ERA. He went 9-3 with a 2.34 ERA in 24 games, with 23 starts, in 2004

Draft

He was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies out of high school in the 45th round of the 2002 amateur draft but did not sign. He was then drafted and signed by the Reds in the fourth round of the 2005 amateur draft.[2]

Minor league career

LeCure began his minor league career in 2005 with the Billings Mustangs, going 5-1 with a 3.27 ERA in 13 games (six starts). In 4113 innings, he posted 44 strikeouts.

For the Sarasota Reds in 2006, he went 7-12 with a 3.43 ERA in 27 starts. In 2007, he started one game for the Sarasota Reds and spent the rest of the season with the Chattanooga Lookouts, going a combined 8-5 with a 4.07 ERA in 22 starts.

He repeated AA-ball in 2008 with Chattanooga, going 9-7 with a 3.42 ERA in 27 starts. LeCure spent the entire 2009 season pitching for AAA Louisville Bats, going 10-8 with a 4.46 ERA in 25 starts.[3]

Major league career

LeCure was called up to Cincinnati Reds on May 26, 2010, temporarily replacing an injured Homer Bailey on the roster.[4] LeCure made his major league debut in a start for the Reds on Friday, May 28, 2010 against the Houston Astros.[4] LeCure pitched six innings, gave up two runs and six hits with four walks while striking out five batters. He was also the beneficiary of the Reds' offense producing fifteen runs on nineteen hits.

Personal life

References

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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