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Justin Lehr MLB Career Stats

9-6 5.34 148.1 84 1.55

Justin Lehr Bio

  • Full Name: Charles Larry Lehr
  • Born: 8/3/1977 in Orange, CA
  • Draft: 1999, Oakland Athletics, 8th rd. (243rd overall)
  • College: Southern California
  • Debut: June 20, 2004
  • Ret., Final Game: 10/2/2009
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MLB Career Stats 9 6 5.34 77 11 0 148.1 84 1.55


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Justin Lehr Awards

INT Most Valuable Pitcher

Year Team League
2009 Louisville INT

INT Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2009 Louisville INT

INT Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
04/14/2008 Louisville INT
04/20/2009 Lehigh Valley INT
05/11/2009 Lehigh Valley INT
07/27/2009 Louisville INT

PCL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Tacoma PCL

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Season CG Rank
2009 1 19th in NL


Season SHO Rank
2009 1 6th in NL

Justin Lehr Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
May 14, 2012 Broncos de Reynosa released RHP Justin Lehr.
March 1, 2012 Broncos de Reynosa signed free agent RHP Justin Lehr.
November 2, 2011 RHP Justin Lehr elected free agency.
July 31, 2011 RHP Justin Lehr assigned to Carolina Mudcats from Louisville Bats.
July 14, 2011 Justin Lehr roster status changed by Louisville Bats.
July 7, 2011 Louisville Bats activated RHP Justin Lehr from the 7-day disabled list.
June 28, 2011 Louisville Bats placed RHP Justin Lehr on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to June 26, 2011. Lower back strain
May 23, 2011 RHP Justin Lehr assigned to Louisville Bats from Carolina Mudcats.
May 15, 2011 Justin Lehr roster status changed by Carolina Mudcats.
April 30, 2011 Carolina Mudcats placed RHP Justin Lehr on the 7-day disabled list. nerve irritation
April 19, 2011 RHP Justin Lehr assigned to Carolina Mudcats from Louisville Bats.
October 29, 2010 Cincinnati Reds signed free agent Justin Lehr.
October 12, 2010 RHP Justin Lehr elected free agency.
September 20, 2010 Louisville Bats activated RHP Justin Lehr from the 7-day disabled list.
May 19, 2010 Louisville Bats placed RHP Justin Lehr on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to May 18, 2010. Right elbow inflammation.
November 7, 2009 Cincinnati Reds invited non-roster RHP Justin Lehr to spring training.
November 6, 2009 Cincinnati Reds sent RHP Justin Lehr outright to Louisville Bats.
July 31, 2009 Cincinnati Reds selected the contract of Justin Lehr from Louisville Bats.
June 28, 2009 Justin Lehr roster status changed by Louisville Bats.
June 25, 2009 Louisville Bats placed RHP Justin Lehr on the temporarily inactive list.
May 23, 2009 Lehigh Valley IronPigs traded RHP Justin Lehr to Louisville Bats.

Charles Larry Lehr Bio Info

In 1995 graduated from West Covina (CA) High School...attended the University of California, Santa Barbara...transfered to the University of Southern California for his senior season and hit .297 as a first baseman while finishing 7-3-3, 4.29 in 22 pitching apps. 2010 Made 7 starts for Class AAA Louisville before his season ended with a right elbow injury...on 5/16 went on the Bats' disabled list...on 5/28 had surgery to remove bone chips in that elbow and "Tommy John" surgery to repair the torn ulnar collateral ligament (Dr. Timothy Kremchek)...made his last appearance in a 12-9 win on 5/15 at Rochester (5.1ip, 9h, 5er, 3bb, 1k, 1hr)...became a free agent following the season but on 10/29 was re-signed by the Reds to a minor league contract and invited to 2011 Major League spring training camp. 2009 In his first Major League action since May 2006 went 5-3, 5.37 with 1 complete game in 11 apps, all starts, for the Reds...were his first career starts...was the International League's Most Valuable Pitcher...at Lehigh Valley (Phillies) and Louisville combined to finish 13-3, 3.31 in 18 starts and 2 relief apps...tied for the International League lead in victories and ranked fourth in ERA...3 times was IL Pitcher of the Week...was the starting pitcher for the IL in the Triple-A All-Star Game in Portland...in August led the Reds' staff in wins (3)...in his 11 starts the Reds went 6-5 and scored 58 runs (5.27 r/g)...had 4 quality starts and fell 3 outs shy of producing another...was bothered late in the season by a sore right groin and on 9/7 at Col missed a start with the injury...in his 4 starts after that injury went 2-2, 7.40...in December was signed by the Phillies to a minor league contract and began the season with Lehigh Valley...on 5/22 was traded to the Reds in exchange for cash...went 8-1, 2.51 in 11 starts and 1 relief appearance at Louisville before he was promoted on 7/31 to take the spot in the rotation vacated by RHP Micah Owings, who went on the disabled list with a tight right shoulder...when promoted, his 13 victories tied for the most among all minor league pitchers...in the 5-3 loss on 7/31 vs Col made his first Major League start and his first big league appearance since 5/22/06 for Mil at Cin...in his second start, a 4-0 victory on 8/5 vs the Cubs, threw a complete-game shutout (4h, 1bb, 4k)...became the first Reds pitcher to throw a shutout in his first or second career start since Charlie Leibrandt beat the Braves, 5-0, in his big league debut on 4/13/80 and the first pitcher to do it for any team since the Red Sox' Clay Buchholz threw a no-hitter on 9/1/07 vs Bal in his second career start...in his 5-4 victory on 8/11 at StL, earned the decision after allowing 11 hits, all singles, and 1 run in 6+ip...became just the third pitcher since 1900 to earn a win while allowing zero or 1 run and at least 11 hits in 6.0 innings pitched or less...the other 2 were Cle's Jack Kralick in 1965 (6ip, 11h, 1r) and Bal's Pat Rapp in 2000 (6ip, 11h, 1r)...in that win at StL singled off Mitchell Boggs for his first Major League hit...on 9/16 vs Hou, tied the club record by allowing 5 home runs but received no decision in the 6-5 win...from 8/16-10/2 allowed a home run in 8 consecutive apps (14hr), tying Aaron Harang (4/28-6/4) for the longest such streak by a Reds pitcher all season...were the longest streaks by a Reds pitcher since RHP Ramon Ortiz tied the National League record by allowing a home run in 15 consecutive apps from 5/1-7/17, 2005...on 10/2 vs Pit started instead of LHP Matt Maloney, who was scratched with a finger blister, and suffered the 3-1 loss...on 11/3 was re-signed to a 1-year contract through the 2010 season...3 days later was outrighted to Louisville. 2008 Spent the season at Class AAA Louisville and overseas...on 5/3 was released from his contract and was sold to the Doosan Bears of the Korean League...in Korea went 0-6, 5.66 (35ip, 49h, 13bb, 20)...was re-signed by the Reds on 8/5 and returned to Louisville...was International League Pitcher of the Week for 4/8-4/14 (2-0, 15ip, 1er)...retired his first 22 batters of the season until a solo HR by Scranton/Wilkes-Barre's Jason Lane on 4/7...following the season pitched in the Mexican Winter League. 2007 Spent the season with the Mariners' Class AAA affiliate in Tacoma, where he went 7-1-1, 3.99 in 17 starts and 10 relief apps...was a Pacific Coast League All-Star and started the Triple-A All-Star Game....with a 3.99era ranked fifth in the PCL and seventh in the organization...began the season 6-0...following the season pitched for Obregon in the Mexican Pacific League (13gs, 8-1, 2.86, 72.1ip, 67h, 17bb, 41k). 2006 Began season with Mil and made all 16 of his relief apps before he was designated for assignment on 5/23...2 days later cleared waivers and was outrighted to the Nashville...spent the rest of the season with the Sounds...while with Nashville allowed 3 runs or fewer in 13 of his 17 starts and 7 times threw at least 7.0 innings...following the season pitched for Naranjeros in the Mexican Winter League (9gs, 5-1, 3.40). 2005 Began the season with Triple A Nashville...went 7-7 with a 3.99 ERA in 27 appearances/11 starts...recalled by the Brewers on July 20...made his Brewers debut on July 21 at St. Louis...optioned to Nashville on August 26 only to be recalled by the Brewers August 27 after Ben Sheets was placed on the disabled list...picked up his first win as a Brewer on September 30 vs. Pittsburgh at PNC Park...pitched two hitless innings of relief in that game . . . struck out three...owned a stingy 1.84 ERA (3 er/14.2 ip) and a .196 opponents batting average (10-51) in 10 games at home...pitched at least one inning in 19 of 23 appearances this season...pitched two-or-more frames nine times...worked career-high three innings twice this season (August 6 at Philadelphia and September 3 vs San Diego). 2004 Made his major league debut with Oakland ... finished the year posting a 1-1 record with a 5.23 ERA in 27 relief appearances over three separate stints ... began the season with Class AAA Sacamento ... posted a 1.86 ERA in 9.2 innings pitched in April ... struck out a season-high five batters in a season-best 3.1 innings May 8 vs. Las Vegas ... had a seven-game scoreless streak May 8 - 23 ... allowed an unearned run May 26 vs. Memphis ... had a 13-game streak May 8 - June 7 where he did not allow an earned run (17.1 IP, six hits, one unearned run, 19 strike outs) ... posted a 1.69 ERA and seven saves in 11 outings in May ... tied for second in the Pacific Coast League with 12 saves ... was re-called to Oakland June 17 ... posted a 5.04 ERA in 22 relief appearances during his first stint with Oakland ... made his Major League debut June 20 at Chicago (N) ... retired the side in the seventh inning and struck out Sammy Sosa for his first Major League strike out ... recorded his only blown save June 26 vs. San Francisco as he entered the game with a 3-2 lead but walked Tucker with the bases loaded forcing the tying run to score ... did not allow a run in five outings in June pitching 5.1 innings with three strike outs ... was charged with his first Major League loss July 8 at Boston when he allowed the game winning RBI double to Bill Mueller in the bottom of the 10th inning ... picked up his first Major League win two outings later in an A's 1-0, 14-inning win vs. Toronto July 20 tossing a season-high 2.2 shutout innings ... posted a 4.26 ERA in August prior to his option ... was optioned to Sacramento August 23 ... posted a 6.75 ERA in five appearances from August 25 - September 3 ... was 4-1 with a 1.97 ERA in 27 appearances for Sacramento ... re-called to Oaklnad September 7 ... appeared in three games posting a 9.00 ERA ... tossed one or more innings in 22 of his 27 outings for Oakland ... allowed opponents a .280 batting average in his 27 relief appearances ... opponents batted .133 (2-15) with runners in scoring position and two outs ... allowed 33.3% (5-15) of inherited runners to score ... optioned to Sacramento September 15 ... ended the year posting a 4-2 record with a 2.65 ERA and a team leading 13 saves in 32 relief appearances at Sacramento ... opponents batted .218 (12-55) with runners in scoring position ... allowed just one home run in 37.1 innings ... walked 10 and struck out 40 for an average of 9.64 strikeouts per nine innings ... went 1-0 with eight saves at home posting a 1.53 ERA and a .215 (14-65) opponents batting average in 14 games compared to 3-2 with five saves, a 3.66 ERA and a .277 (23-83) opponents batting average in 18 outings on the road ... allowed his only minor league home run in his final regular season outing September 3 at Portland ... made one post season appearance September 17 in the third and final game of PCL Championship Series ... re-called to Oakland September 18 ... appeared in two more games ... matched his season high with 2.2 innings October 1 vs. Anaheim ... overall posted one win with a 4.44 ERA in 18 outings at home and one loss with a 7.56 ERA in nine outings on the road ... posted a 5.87 ERA over his two stints in September and October with Oakland. 2003 Spent the entire season at Triple-A Sacramento and was 3-2 with a 3.72 ERA and a career high tying four saves in a team leading 53 relief appearances...it was his second consecutive season pitching exclusively in relief after being used primarily as a starter in his first three professional seasons...allowed a .259 (74 for 286) opponents batting average which broke down to .229 (27 for 118) against left handers and .280 (47 for 168) against right handers...yielded just three home runs in 75.0 innings, including none over his final 29 games and 40.0 innings...posted a 2.50 ERA (10 er in 36.0 ip) in 27 appearances at Sacramento's Raley Field and compiled a 4.85 ERA (21 er in 39.0 ip) in 26 outings on the road...had 14 outings of two or more innings, including a season high 3.0 innings on two occasions: May 22 at Tacoma and June 14 at Edmonton...tossed fewer than one inning just four times...allowed at least one run in 13 of his first 25 outings, posting a 4.71 ERA (19 er in 36.1 ip) through June 11...did not allow a run in 22 of his final 28 outings, recording a 2.79 ERA (12 er in 38.2 ip) over that span...struck out a season high four twice: April 16 in the second game of a doubleheader at Salt Lake and August 21 against Las Vegas...his first save of the season came on May 22 at Tacoma when he tossed the final three innings of the River Cats 5-1 win...other three saves came in the month of August when he posted a 2.33 ERA, his lowest for any month of the season...two of the saves came in consecutive outings on August 21 and 23 against Las Vegas...did not allow a run in four post season appearances for the River Cats (5.2 ip, 3 h, 4 so)...pitched for Ponce in the Puerto Rican Winter League and led the league with nine saves while posting a 1-1 record and a 1.54 ERA in 19 relief appearances. 2002 returned to Double-A Midland for the second consecutive season but pitched exclusively in relief for the first time in his career...appeared in a career high 58 games and recorded the first four saves of his career while compiling an 8-3 record and a 4.05 ERA...ranked fifth in the Texas League in games pitched...finished second on the Rockhounds in games pitched and tied for second in wins...allowed a .290 opponents batting average which broke down to .400 (34 for 85) against left handed hitters and .248 (54 for 218) against right handers... opponents average dropped to .244 (21 for 86) with runners in scoring position and .167 (7 for 42) with RISP and two outs...was 4-3 with one save and a 5.18 ERA (28 er in 48.2 ip) over his first 31 outings and 4-0 with three saves and a 2.30 ERA (8 er in 31.1 ip) over his final 27...finished the season with a six-game winning streak beginning on June 12...tossed 1.0 innings or fewer in 31 of his 58 outings...recorded his first professional save on April 25 against Arkansas when he allowed one run on two hits in 3.0 innings. 2001 spent the entire season at Double-A Midland where he was 11-12 with a 5.45 ERA in 29 games, 27 starts...the losses and games started were career highs...the wins tied for second best in the A's farm system...allowed a .318 (206 for 647) opponents batting average...his 206 hits allowed were seventh most among all minor league pitchers...led the Texas League in hits allowed, tied for the lead in earned runs (94),was second in runs (107) and home runs (20), tied for second in losses and tied for third in games started (27)...led Midland in losses and innings pitched (155.1) and tied for the team lead in wins and games started...was 5-6 with a 7.24 ERA (63 er in 78.1 ip) in 15 home games and 6-6 with a 3.62 ERA (31 er in 77.0 ip) in 14 outings on the road...allowed a .332 (79 for 238) average against left handed hitters and .311 (127 for 409) against right handers...began the season with 27 consecutive starts and finished it with two relief appearances...was 9-3 with a 4.80 ERA (45 er in 84.1 ip) over his first 14 starts and 2-9 with a 6.45 ERA (48 er in 67.0 ip) over his last 13 starts...had no decisions and a 2.25 ERA (1 er in 4.0 ip) in his two relief appearances. 2000 posted career highs in wins (13), innings pitched (179.0) and strikeouts (141) and had a career low 3.37 ERA...finished second in the A's farm system in wins, fifth in strikeouts and sixth in ERA...tied for third among all minor league pitchers in balks (5)...spent nearly the entire season at Single-A Modesto with the exception of a start with Triple-A Sacramento on July 19 at Las Vegas, a no decision in a 13-8 River Cats win...was 13-6 with a 3.19 ERA in 29 games, 25 starts, at Modesto...finished second in the California League in innings pitched (175.0) and fewest walks per nine innings (2.02), tied for fourth in wins and eighth in ERA...led Modesto in wins and innings and was second in strikeouts (138)...allowed a .249 opponents batting average which broke down to .232 (85 for 366) against right handers and .271 (76 for 280) against left handers...average dropped to .213 (35 for 164) with runners in scoring position, including .136 (9 for 66) with RISP and two outs...began the season with a six-game winning streak from April 6 to May 19...posted a 1.65 ERA (10 er in 54.2 ip) over that 10 game, seven start stretch...then went 3-5 with a 4.84 ERA (33 er in 61.1 ip) over his next 10 starts before being sent to Sacramento for his one start...returned to Modesto on July 24 and went 4-1 with a 2.90 ERA (19 er in 59.0 ip) over his final nine games, eight starts...tossed at least six innings in 21 of his 25 starts...made one post season start for Modesto and had a no decision and a 1.50 ERA (6.0 ip, 4 h, 1 r, 1 er, 3 bb, 6 so). 1999 made his professional debut at Southern Oregon of the Northwest League and was 2-6 with a 5.95 ERA in 14 games, four starts...tied for fourth in the league in losses...was second on his club in losses...allowed a .341 (62 for 182) opponents batting average...allowed at least one run in 12 of his 14 outings...tossed two or more innings in eight of his 10 relief appearances...his first 10 appearances were in relief, going 2-3 with a 5.87 ERA (15 er in 23.0 ip)...then went 0- 3 with a 6.05 ERA (13 er in 19.1 ip) over his final four appearances of the season, all starts.