Leach will move to the bullpen in 2011.
Yesterday, the 2011 Altoona Curve roster was announced. A few updates to that roster, via Cory Giger:
-Brian Leach will not be in the starting rotation. Instead, Leach will move to the bullpen. In the long term, Leach is more of a relief pitching prospect, although the decision to move him to the bullpen so early is a bit of a surprise. It could also mean that Leach could now be on the fast track to the majors, assuming he does well at the AA level. He throws a 94-96 MPH fastball, and could emerge as a future late inning relief option.
-Speaking of late inning relief options, Diego Moreno was left off the roster, which raised some questions as to whether he would go to AAA, or return to Bradenton. The answer is neither. Moreno is deal...
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