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Q&A with James Leverton


The Cubs added several arms on Day 2 of the draft Friday, one of which was left-hander James Leverton, 22, of Texas Tech in the eighth round. In 31 relief appearances this season, Leverton (listed as 6-foot-2, 200 pounds) led the Red Raiders with a 3.86 ERA and held opponents to a .227 average against. He struck out 27 batters and walked 12.

Congratulations on being drafted. JAMES LEVERTON: Thanks. It means a lot to go in the eighth round, especially for the Cubs being a historic organization. You talked about working with Coach Dan Spencer a lot this year. What did the two of you work on specifically? LEVERTON: He taught me a lot about my (secondary) pitches, my slider and changeup. He worked with me on that and mentally let me... Recommended Stories

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