Jon Leicester

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This article is about the Orix Buffaloes pitcher. For the Boston Red Sox pitcher, see Jon Lester.
Jon Leicester
Diablos Rojos del México
Born: (1979-02-07) February 7, 1979 (age 35)
Mariposa, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 9, 2004 for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 2007 for the Baltimore Orioles
Career statistics
Win–Loss 7–6
Earned run average 5.88
Strikeouts 58

Jonathan David Leicester (born February 7, 1979 in Mariposa, California) is a former professional baseball pitcher. He went to college at the University of Memphis.

Originally drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft, Leicester made his major league debut for the Cubs in 2004.

Prior to the 2006 season, Leicester was traded to the Texas Rangers in exchange for left-handed minor league pitcher Clint Brannon. Leicester never appeared in a game for the Rangers in the majors, and after the 2006 season, became a free agent.

In 2007, he began playing for the Baltimore Orioles organization. He spent most of the season with the Triple-A Norfolk Tides, but pitched his first major league complete game in a September callup. He began the 2008 season in Norfolk. After the 2008 season, he signed with the Orix Buffaloes in Japan. He finished up his career with the Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions of the Chinese Professional Baseball League.

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