Thursday, January 9, 2014
Add Leathersich to big-league invites
By Adam Rubin
Strikeout machine Jack Leatherisch, a lefty reliever, also has been invited to big-league camp.
Leathersich, a fifth-round pick in 2011 out of UMass-Lowell, has struck out 241 of 625 batters he has faced over three seasons.
He had a 1.53 ERA and three saves with Double-A Binghamton last season, but struggled with control after a late call-up to Triple-A Las Vegas -- walking 29 in 29 innings while producing a 7.76 ERA.
Leathersich joins Cory Vaughn, Danny Muno, Noah Syndergaard and Rafael Montero among the prospects invited to camp who are not on the 40-man roster.
Non-roster free-agent signings Anthony Seratelli, Taylor Teagarden, Miguel Socolovich, Joel Carreno and Brandon Allen also should be in camp.