De Leon returns to Gary for 2017 after going 0-2 with a 1.70 ERA and a team-high 11 saves in 21 relief appearances in 2016. De Leon is currently the only player on the Railcats’ roster to appear in the Major Leagues, making his big league debut with the Houston Astros in 2013. The 29-year-old also became the first pitcher in over a century to retire the side on three pitches after setting the Cincinnati Reds down in order in the 12th inning on September 18, 2013. After appearing in 11 games with the Astros in 2013, De Leon made eight more relief appearances with the Astros in 2014, finishing without a record and a 4.91 ERA. After spending time in the MLB with Houston in 2013 and 2014, De Leon split time between Double-A and Triple-A in the Los Angeles Dodgers and Miami Marlins organizations in 2015, finishing 1-5 with two saves and a 4.75 ERA in 42 combined outings.
The right-hander began his professional career as a shortstop in 2006 after being signed by Houston out of La Vega, DOR. De Leon converted to pitching in 2010, finishing 2-1 with six saves and a 0.64 ERA in 23 appearances for the Tri-City Valley Cats (Class-A Short Season). De Leon was promoted to the South Atlantic League (Lo-A) in 2011, going 6-4 with six saves and 51 strikeouts in 55.1 innings for the Lexington Legends. The right-hander was promoted again in 2012, finishing with a 2-9 record and six saves in a career-high 87.2 innings for Lancaster (Hi-A).
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