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AL West Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
106-56 7-3 W2
90-72 7-3 W3
73-89 7-3 L3
68-94 3-7 W2
60-102 4-6 W4

2022 Pitching

Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 0 3 2.83 54 21 1.13

Top Jose Leclerc News

  • Rangers' Jose Leclerc: Gets option picked up

    The Rangers exercised Leclerc's $6 million team option for 2023 on Wednesday.

    Leclerc missed most of the first two and a half months of the 2022 campaign while he recovered from last year's Tommy John surgery, but he re-emerged as a serviceable late-inning arm for Texas once he returned from the injured list. Over his 47.2 innings with Texas, Leclerc tallied a 2.83 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 54:21 K:BB. He finished the season as the Rangers' preferred end-game option and raked in seven saves in the process, and while he tentatively sits atop the bullpen depth chart at this early stage of the offseason, expect Texas to add some competition at the back end of the bullpen rather than handing Leclerc the closing gig outright.

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  • Rangers' Jose Leclerc: Picks up seventh save

    Leclerc allowed a hit but struck out the side to earn the save Thursday against the Angels.

    Leclerc allowed a one-out double but still recorded his seventh save of the season with relative ease. Since Aug. 7, the last time any other Ranger received a save, Leclerc has maintained a 1.93 ERA with a 28:7 K:BB across 18.2 innings. He should remain a relatively consistent source of saves to close the campaign.

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  • Rangers' Jose Leclerc: Gets work in non-save situation

    Leclerc allowed one hit and struck out two over a scoreless ninth inning in Wednesday's 7-2 win over the Angels.

    Leclerc, who hadn't pitched since last Friday, was probably going to pitch regardless of the situation. As it was, the Rangers were leading 4-2 in the eighth inning, and he was warming up for what could have been a save. However, the Rangers plated three runs in the bottom of the frame, making it a non-save opportunity for the closer. The rust did not have an effect on Leclerc, who found the zone on 11 of his 14 pitches.

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  • Rangers' Jose Leclerc: Picks up save

    Leclerc picked up the save in Friday's 4-3 win over the Rays, allowing a hit and a walk in a scoreless inning.

    The save was Leclerc's sixth of the season. It took him 25 pitches, and it comes off the heels of a loss and blown save in his last appearance. He has two losses in his last five appearances, but he also has four saves in his last six outings. Leclerc seems to be the favorite to earn saves in Texas and seems to have a long leash as well.

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  • Rangers' Jose Leclerc: Blows save Wednesday

    Leclerc (0-3) took the loss and blew a save against the Athletics on Wednesday, allowing two runs (one earned) on two hits while striking out two batters in one inning.

    Leclerc entered in the ninth inning with Texas up by a run. He retired two of the first three batters he faced before giving up the game-tying run on a double by Vimael Machin. An error then allowed the go-ahead run to score, and Leclerc ended up with the loss when the Rangers couldn't scratch out a score in the bottom of the frame. It was the first blown save of the season for the right-hander, but his closer job figures to be secure given his prolonged run of strong pitching. Since the All-Star break, Leclerc has posted a 2.17 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 35:11 K:BB over 29 innings.

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  • Rangers' Jose Leclerc: Earns fourth save

    Leclerc gave up one walk and struck out two in a scoreless appearance to earn the save in a 4-1 victory over the Blue Jays on Sunday.

    Leclerc didn't have the most efficient outing as he needed 24 pitches to retire the side. However, he got the job done and ultimately only allowed one baserunner before striking out Vladimir Guerrero to close out the victory and pick up his fourth save of the season. All four of Leclerc's saves have come since Aug. 14 and he has only given up an earned run or more in two appearances over that stretch.

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  • Rangers' Jose Leclerc: Notches fifth save

    Leclerc struck out two in a perfect ninth inning to record his fifth save of the season during a 3-2 win over the Marlins in the first game of Monday's doubleheader.

    The right-hander fired nine of 11 pitches for strikes as he converted his third save chance in his last four appearances. Leclerc seems to be the Rangers' preferred closing option right now, as Jonathan Hernandez entered the game in the seventh inning, and he's earned the role with a 1.93 ERA and 33:11 K:BB through 28 innings since the All-Star break.

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  • Rangers' Jose Leclerc: Notches third save

    Leclerc picked up the save in a scoreless inning Tuesday against the Astros. He allowed one walk and did not allow a hit.

    Leclerc allowed a walk to Jose Altuve but otherwise had little trouble setting down the Astros to notch his third save of the season. The Rangers appear to have a true closer-by-committee situation as Leclerc is now the fifth reliever to record at least three saves on the season. Leclerc owns a 3.03 ERA and 1.06 WHIP through 38.2 innings.

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  • Rangers' Jose Leclerc: Picks up save

    Leclerc picked up the save Friday against the Tigers, allowing two runs on two hits while striking out three and walking one over one inning.

    Leclerc was called in to save the game in the ninth, but had a few scares after allowing a walk from Jeimer Candelario and a two-run home run from Riley Greene, putting the Tigers within one run of a tie. Brett Martin has not had a save since July 11 and Jonathan Hernandez's last one was Aug. 15. The Rangers lack stability in the closer role, but Leclerc is not doing himself any favors fighting for saves with outings like the one he had Friday.

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  • Rangers' Jose Leclerc: Picks up save

    Leclerc struck out one over a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Mariners.

    Rangers closer Jonathan Hernandez was seemingly unavailable after throwing two straight days and three of the last four, opening the door for Leclerc to pick up his first save since 2020. He's pitched well since returning from the break, posting a 1.88 ERA over 10 games (14.1 IP), which earned him a promotion to high-leverage work and put him in line for a spot save opportunity.

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  • Rangers' Jose Leclerc: Takes loss

    Leclerc (0-1) suffered the loss Thursday, allowing two runs on two hits and one walk while striking out one over 1.2 innings against the Orioles.

    Leclerc set down the first four batters faced, but he gave up a four-pitch walk with two outs in the eighth that set off a Baltimore rally. The base on balls has been his bugaboo over the years, and Leclerc has a 4.2 BB/9 rate since returning to the majors from Tommy John surgery in June. The right-hander has worked himself into a high-leverage, late-inning role and pitched well after a rough re-entry to the majors.

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  • Rangers' Jose Leclerc: Throws back-to-back days

    Leclerc walked one and struck out three over a scoreless ninth inning in Monday's 4-3 loss to Seattle.

    This was the fifth consecutive appearance in the eighth inning or later for Leclerc, and the first time the right-hander has thrown back-to-back days since coming back from Tommy John surgery. Leclerc has fanned 16 and walked eight over 16.1 innings since his return, which largely mirrors his results pre-surgery.

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  • Rangers' Jose Leclerc: Given ninth-inning work

    Leclerc allowed two runs on three hits and one walk while striking out one over two-thirds of an inning during Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Athletics.

    Leclerc, who was coming off a promising stretch during which he allowed zero runs over his last seven innings, was deployed to close out a 5-0 lead but ran into trouble. His first pitch was taken deep by Skye Bolt, then he gave up another solo blast to Ramon Laureano, before Garrett Richards rescued the Rangers. With Joe Barlow (blister) landing on the injured list, manager Chris Woodward may have been acclimating Leclerc, a former closer, to a late-inning role.

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  • Rangers' Jose Leclerc: Works two scoreless innings in win

    Leclerc did not allow a hit or walk while striking out one over two scoreless innings in Monday's 10-8 win over Oakland.

    Leclerc threw multiple innings for the third time in his last four outings. After a rough patch following his reinstatement from the 60-day injured list in mid-June, the right-hander has settled in nicely, pitching seven scoreless innings during the month of July. The former closer has been used to pitching single innings to this point, but manager Chris Woodward may have found a new role for Leclerc.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Esperanza, Dominican Republic
Age: 29
Experience: 6
Bats/Throws: R, R