Ragin’ Cajun Alum Gunner Leger Signs With Cleveland Indians
Louisiana Ragin' Cajun alum Gunner Leger pitched his final game with UL last May, earning an emotional yet very appreciative farewell from the fans.
Today, Leger shared he had signed a contract with the Cleveland Indians.
"My journey was different, but I think that's the beauty in all of it..." - Leger
Leger, a former All-American and Sun Belt Pitcher of the Year, was in negotiations with teams in the top 10 rounds of the 2017 MLB Draft following his junior season.
When not receiving an offer he felt was worth taking, he told teams not to draft him, and that he would be returning to UL for his senior season. Despite this, the Miami Marlins still selected him in the 26th round, but Leger never thought about signing with Miami following the draft.
Amped for his senior season in 2018, the southpaw ran into a few injury issues, undergoing two surgeries.
One, a Tommy John surgery on his arm, and the other to repair a calcified cyst and install a rod in his thigh.
Rehabbing through 2018, Leger returned to the diamond last season as a 5th year senior, starting on opening night.
However, inflammation in his throwing arm limited him, as he settled into a reliever role later in the season.
Beloved by the Ragin' Cajun nation, the fan base will assuredly be following his career at the next level.