Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:50:50 -0700
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Reds RPs J.J. Hoover, Logan Ondrusek, Manny Parra and Sam LeCure are all closing possibilities until RP Jonathan Broxton (forearm) returns from the disabled list next week. Manager Bryan Price seems to indicate that Broxton is the favorite to close when he returns. "I'm not to the point where I'm going to designate a guy. We anticipate Broxton being back relatively quickly. We know all of those pitchers I mentioned have a history in this league. If we can match them up as best as possible until we're able to get a guy like Broxton, who's been a closer, back. He'll be the guy who holds down the fort until Aroldis Chapman comes back," Price said.
Fantasy Tip: It's pretty clear that Broxton is the favorite for the primary closing duties when he's healthy, leaving the other options as setup men based on matchups. Grab Broxton now if you are in need of more saves options.
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 08:52:35 -0700
Cincinnati Reds RPs J.J. Hoover and Sam LeCure are both working on their sliders this spring. "They're both working on a slider, throwing less conventionally, throwing more breaking pitches when they'd typically use their fastball more," manager Bryan Price said. "Some guys are stepping outside of character to try to develop a little bit more, or develop another pitch before the season starts. I think we'll see something that more resembles their style of pitching once the season starts."
Fantasy Tip: Hoover is expected to see most of the closing opportunities with Aroldis Chapman (head) sidelined. If Hoover is still available in your mixed league and you want some more save opps, jump on him.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 08:39:22 -0800
Cincinnati Reds SP Sam LeCure will make $3.05 million as part of his two-year deal to avoid arbitration.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 07:36:52 -0800
The Cincinnati Reds avoided arbitration with P Sam LeCure by signing him to a two-year contract.
Sun, 07 Oct 2012 11:15:03 -0700
Cincinnati Reds RP Sam LeCure was credited with the victory in Game 1 of the NLDS against the San Francisco Giants Saturday, Oct. 6. He allowed one hit over 1 2/3 scoreless innings, with two walks and one strikeout. LeCure entered the game with one out in the first inning after SP Johnny Cueto (back) left the game with back spasms.
Thu, 16 Aug 2012 16:21:02 -0700
Cincinnati Reds RP Sam LeCure (shoulder) is likely to avoid going on the disabled list after showing improvement during a side session Wednesday, Aug. 15.
Wed, 15 Aug 2012 13:45:42 -0700
Cincinnati Reds RP Sam LeCure (shoulder) will test his shoulder Wednesday, Aug. 15.
Sun, 03 Jun 2012 13:01:44 -0700
Cincinnati Reds RP Sam LeCure (1-1) allowed three hits over two scoreless innings in a victory over the Houston Astros Saturday, June 2, with two walks and two strikeouts.
Tue, 28 Jun 2011 20:28:41 -0700
Cincinnati Reds RP Sam LeCure is excelling in his new role of middle relief. Since moving from the rotation to the bullpen, LeCure has allowed just one earned run over 18 innings (0.50 ERA) in his past 11 appearances.
Wed, 22 Jun 2011 10:30:00 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds have optioned SP Travis Wood to Triple-A Louisville. In a corresponding move, the Reds activated SP Sam LeCure (forearm) from the 15-day disabled list.