Jon Leicester

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This article is about the Orix Buffaloes pitcher. For the Chicago Cubs pitcher, see Jon Lester.
Jon Leicester
Southern Maryland Blue Crabs – No. 30
Born: (1979-02-07) February 7, 1979 (age 37)
Mariposa, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 9, 2004, for the Chicago Cubs
MLB statistics
Win–Loss 7–6
Earned run average 5.88
Strikeouts 58

Jonathan David Leicester (born February 7, 1979 in Mariposa, California) is a professional baseball pitcher currently playing for Puebla in the Mexican Beisbol League. Previously playing for the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. 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 and then went on to play for the Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions of the Chinese Professional Baseball League. In 2011, San Diego signed him and he spent the year at AAA Tucson starting 25 games. In 2014 and 2015 he has pitched in the Mexican Baseball League for Mexico City, Yucatan, and now Puebla.

He signed with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball for the 2016 season.

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