Daniel Ponce de Leon Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 200 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/16/1992 (30)
- Embry-Riddle (FL)
Daniel Ponce de Leon Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Daniel Ponce de Leon News
The Seattle Mariners have released right-handed pitcher Daniel Ponce de Leon from his minor league contract. He is now a free agent. The 30-year-old signed with the team this past April and he struggled immensely during his time in the high minors. Pitching at Triple-A, he had a 7.95 ERA and a 1.67 WHIP across 16 starts. Ponce de Leon spent his first four MLB seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals before the team released him in 2021. Over 57 games (22 starts) with St. Louis, he had a 4.33 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP while averaging 9.3 K/9.
The Los Angeles Angels signed right-handed pitcher Daniel Ponce de Leon to a minor league deal on Monday, per the team's official transaction log. Ponce de Leon has spent his entire Major League career to this point with the St. Louis Cardinals, pitching to a 4.33 ERA, a 4.83 FIP, 152 strikeouts, and 81 walks in 147.2-lifetime innings. In 33.1 innings last season, the right-hander posted a 6.21 ERA and a 6.11 FIP while also registering 24 strikeouts, 22 walks, and a pair of saves. With 22 of his 57 career appearances coming as a starter, Ponce de Leon could provide the Angels with some additional depth in either the rotation or the bullpen. Los Angeles' current rotation options include Shohei Ohtani, Noah Syndergaard, Patrick Sandoval, Jose Suarez, Michael Lorenzen, Reid Detmers, and Jaime Barria.
St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Daniel Ponce de Leon (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day injured list on Wednesday with right shoulder discomfort. Right-hander Seth Elledge was recalled from Triple-A Memphis in a corresponding move. Ponce de Leon left his outing against the Detroit Tigers early on Tuesday with the shoulder discomfort. The 29-year-old has been well off the fantasy radar this year. He started in his first two outings of the year, but since then he has made 15 relief appearances. Overall, Ponce de Leon is sporting an ugly 7.03 ERA and 1.64 WHIP while striking out 17 and walking 13 in 24 1/3 innings pitched. He does have two saves on his ledger this year, but he should continue to go ignored in all formats. It doesn't sound like his injury is serious, but the Cardinals will give him some time to rest up and figure some things out.