(12/19/2008) Former Orioles pitcher Jon Leicester signed to play in Japan with the Orix Buffaloes.
Leicester looks good in minors
(4/11/2008) The Baltimore Sun reports that Jon Leicester threw 47 strikes in 58 pitches in four innings for Triple-A Norfolk Thursday night.
Leicester accepts minors assignment
(3/28/2008) The Baltimore Sun reports that Jon Leicester has accepted his assignment to Triple-A Norfolk rather than opt for free agency.
Leicester cut from O's camp
(3/25/2008) The Orioles reassigned RHP Jon Leicester to the minor league camp.
Leicester not in O's rotation mix
(3/14/2008)Jon Leicester is in camp with the Orioles, but he is not considered a viable option for the No. 5 rotation spot at this point.
Leicester tagged for seven runs
(9/29/2007) Orioles starter Jon Leicester lasted just 4 1/3 innings in a no decision Friday vs. the Yankees. He allowed eight hits and seven earned runs. He struck out five and walked three.
Leicester takes CG loss
(9/23/2007) Orioles SP Jon Leicester threw his first complete game in his fifth major league start Sunday against the Rangers, it was just too bad he was on the losing end of a 3-0 decision. Leicester allowed seven hits with no walks and three strikeouts. He has lost teo straight starts.
O's set up patchwork rotation
(9/19/2007) O's manager Dave Trembley said RHPs Victor Zambrano and Victor Santos will likely start the first two of Baltimore's four-game series at Texas, and the club is leaning toward giving RHP Radhames Liz another start Saturday against the Rangers. RHP Jon Leicester would start Sunday's game. Daniel Cabrera will return from suspension Monday.
Yankees blow out Jon Leicester
(9/18/2007) Orioles SP Jon Leicester matched Yankees SP Mike Mussina, who pitched seven scoreless, through the first three innings but ran into trouble in the fourth. New York batted around and scored six times. Leicester left after the inning, having given up six hits and a walk. He struck out two in taking his second loss of the season.
Leicester stymies Angels Thursday
(9/13/2007) Jon Leicester and three relievers combined on a five-hitter to lead the Baltimore Orioles to a 3-0 victory against the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night. Leicester (2-1) became Baltimore's first starter to not give up a run since Erik Bedard held the New York Yankees scoreless on Aug. 15, a span of 25 games. Leicester was the last Baltimore starter to earn a victory, beating Boston in his last outing on Sept. 8.
Leicester earns another start
(9/10/2007) Orioles manager Dave Trembley announced his starting rotation for a three-game series with Los Angeles starting Tuesday: Victor Santos, Daniel Cabrera and Jon Leicester. Santos will be making his Orioles debut and Leicester will be making his third major league start. The two starters for the O's might be Radhames Liz and recently acquired Victor Zambrano, who the O's had intended to use in relief first, but might be needed to start over the weekend because Jeremy Guthrie (oblique) could be shut down for the season.
Leicester nets first win since '04
(9/8/2007) Orioles SP Jon Leicester allowed four runs and seven hits in five innings Saturday against the Red Sox to earn his first big league win since Sept. 19, 2004 with the Cubs. It was his second career start; the last one came in 2005. He walked one and struck out two Saturday.
Leicester to make second career start
(9/6/2007) RHP Jon Leicester, called up last week from AAA Norfolk, will make his first start as an Oriole on Saturday against the Red Sox. He previously started for the Cubs in 2005.
O's add Leicester to bullpen
(8/30/2007) The Orioles designated RHP Rob Bell for assignment Thursday and purchased the contract of RHP Jon Leicester from Triple-A Norfolk. They have 10 days to trade, release or outright Bell to the minor leagues.
O's designate RP Leicester
(7/19/2007) The Orioles recalled Jon Leicester (shoulder) from his rehab assignment, removed him from the 60-day DL and designated for assignment Thursday. They have 10 days to trade, release or outright him to the minor leagues.
Leicester starts rehab assignment
(7/5/2007) Jon Leicester (shoulder) began a Class A rehab assignment.
O's move Leicester to 60-day DL
(6/20/2007) The Orioles transferred right-handers Jaret Wright (shoulder) and Jon Leicester (posterior deltoid strain) from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL on Tuesday.
Leicester is still hurting
(5/16/2007) Orioles RP Jon Leicester (posterior deltoid strain) is still hurting and will head to extended spring training in Florida for a rehab assignment.
Leicester lands on disabled list
(5/13/2007) The Baltimore Orioles activated reliever Scott Williamson from the 15-day disabled list on Sunday and placed right-hander Jon Leicester on the DL with a strain in the back of his right shoulder.
Leicester recalled by Orioles
(5/7/2007) Jon Leicester became the latest addition to the ever-changing pitching staff of the Baltimore Orioles, joining the bullpen Monday as a long man in place of Kurt Birkins. Birkins pitched three innings Sunday, and he was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk. Leicester's contract was purchased from Triple-A Norfolk, and the Orioles transferred left-hander Adam Loewen from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL.
Penn among O's cuts Sunday
(3/25/2007) The Orioles optioned RHP Hayden Penn, RHP Sendy Rleal, LHP Kurt Birkins and SS Brandon Fahey to Triple-A Norfolk. Also, they reassigned and RHP Rob Bell and RHP Jon Leicester to minor-league camp.
O's hand out slew of minor deals
(1/6/2007) Baltimore announced minor league contracts Friday with right-hander Jose Acevedo, who went 18-25 with a 5.74 ERA in five seasons with Cincinnati and Colorado; right-hander Rob Bell, 30-34 with a 5.69 ERA in six seasons with Cincinnati, Texas and Tampa Bay; and right-hander Francis Beltran, 2-2 with a 5.87 ERA in two seasons with the Cubs and Montreal. Also agreeing to minor league contracts were right-handers Freddy Deza, Michael Doyne, Steve Green, Jon Leicester, Victor Moreno, and left-hander Chris Waters. In addition, the Orioles gave minor league deals to catcher J.R. House, infielders Mike Cervanek, Jason Dubois, Jon Knott, Brandon Sing and Terry Tiffee; and outfielders Luis Montanez and Ruddy Yan.
O's sign ex-prospect Leicester
(12/17/2006) The Orioles signed RHP Jon Leicester to a minor league contract.
Jon Leicester on disabled list
(4/19/2006) MLB.com reports the Texas Rangers have made several moves at the minor league level. Triple-A INFs Tim Olson (arm) and Marshall MacDougall (hamstring) and Ps Jayson Durocher (shoulder) and Jon Leicester (knee) were placed on the disabled list.
Leicester optioned to Triple-A
(3/30/2006) Rangers RHP Jon Leicester was optioned Thursday to Triple-A Oklahoma. He was 0-0 in four relief appearances this spring with a 9.09 ERA.
(3/16/2006) It is appearing more and more likely that Jon Leicester, acquired from the Chicago Cubs in a minor deal over the winter, won't make the Texas roster and will have to be exposed to waivers.
Brannon completes Leicester deal
(3/13/2006) The Chicago Cubs acquired left-handed pitcher Clint Brannon on Monday, completing a deal that sent right-hander Jon Leicester to the Texas Rangers in November. The 23-year-old was 9-7 with a 4.45 ERA in 29 games for Class A Bakersfield last season, splitting time between the starting rotation and the bullpen. Leicester spent most of last season at Triple-A Iowa, going 3-8 with a save and a 5.51 ERA in 16 starts and eight relief appearances. He also appeared in six games with the Cubs, making one start.
John Leicester has stomach flu
(3/9/2006) MLB.com reports John Leicester was scheduled to throw against the A's on Wednesday, but was scratched with a stomach virus.
Leicester inks with Rangers
(2/24/2006) The Texas Rangers agreed to terms with RHP Jon Leicester and RHP Frank Francisco on one-year contracts Friday.
RHP Leicester traded to Rangers
(11/16/2005) The Cubs traded RHP Jon Leicester to Texas on Wednesday for a player to be named.
Leicester sent down Wednesday
(6/1/2005) Jon Leicester was optioned to Triple-A Iowa Wednesday to make room for start John Koronko. He will be used as a starter at Iowa.
Leicester to work out of pen
(5/30/2005) RHP Jon Leicester arrived in time for Sunday's game after being recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Sunday. In 13 innings at Iowa, Leicester was 0-1 with a 3.46 ERA. This is Leicester's third stint with the Cubs this season. In six appearances and nine innings, he's 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA. He fills a bullpen spot that opened when the Cubs traded LaTroy Hawkins to San Francisco on Saturday.
Cubs recall Leicester
(5/29/2005) The Cubs recalled right-handed pitcher Jon Leicester from Triple-A Iowa on Sunday. In 13 innings at Iowa, Leicester was 0-1 with a 3.46 ERA. This is Leicester's third stint with the Cubs this season. In six appearances, he's 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA in nine innings.
Leicester returns to minors
(5/10/2005) Jon Leicester was optioned to Triple-A Iowa by the Cubs on Tuesday.
Cubs' Leicester gets spot start
(5/9/2005) RHP Jon Leicester is getting recalled from Triple-A Iowa to start in Ryan Dempster's place Monday. Dempster was moved to the closer's role this weekend.
Leicester gets demoted by Cubs
(4/27/2005) The Cubs recalled reliever Roberto Novoa from Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday, and sent down right-hander Jon Leicester. Leicester was 0-2 with a 7.50 ERA in five relief appearances.
Cubs recall Leicester
(7/21/2004) The Chicago Cubs recalled Jon Leicester from Triple-A Iowa Wednesday. Francis Beltran was optioned to the minors to free up a roster spot.
Leicester returns to Iowa
(7/11/2004) Jon Leicester was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Sunday.
Leicester to be sent down
(6/16/2004) The Daily Southtown reports Jon Leicester is expected to be returned to Triple-A Iowa on Saturday when Mark Grudzielanek (Achilles') and Sammy Sosa (back) return from the 15-day disabled list.
Leicester recalled Sunday
(6/7/2004) Jon Leicester was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Sunday.
Leicester gets optioned
(8/30/2003) The Cubs optioned Jon Leicester to Triple-A Iowa on Saturday.
Leicester summoned from minors
(8/27/2003) The Cubs recalled Jon Leicester from Double-A West Tenn on Wednesday.
Cubs option Leicester Tuesday
(3/12/2003) Jon Leicester was optioned to Double-A West Tenn on Tuesday.