The Toms River, New Jersey native has signed a 1 year minor league deal with invitation
spring training. When Brian Cashman said, "Give us our tired, your poor," last
year, he had a depleted, injured pitching staff. When asked why he picked up
Leiter from the scrap heap, Cashman said, "I needed someone to pitch Saturday night." That ended up being Al Leiter's night in Fenway Park.