Heading into the 2009 season, little was expected of O’s minor league relief pitcher Luis Lebron.
He missed most of 2008 due to a right elbow injury, pitching just 20 innings. It looked like he might be headed for Tommy John surgery but instead he chose to rehab the injury.
At the start of the 2009 season, O’s officials were just hoping he could get that mid 90’s fastball back. And if he could develop some control of his pitches, all the better.