Rangers claim LHP Charlie Leesman off waivers

April, 19, 2013
4/19/13
3:28
PM CT
ARLINGTON -- The Rangers claimed left-hander pitcher Charlie Leesman on release waivers from the Chicago White Sox on Friday.

Leesman, 26, has five days to accept or decline the assignment and become a free agent. Leesman was 12-10 with a 2.47 ERA for Triple-A Charlotte last year. He has never pitched in the big leagues.

Leesman was pitching for the White Sox in extended spring training after having surgery for a torn ACL in his left knee last fall. He would go on the 40-man roster if he accepts his assignment. The Rangers have one roster spot open.

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OTHER LEADERS
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