Originally Posted by AmarilloRed
Justin Lehr's age was the most likely reason he was released. He was pitching pretty well at AAA, but is in his early 30's. Another factor is that he was never able to succeed on the major league level. It seems like Jocketty is trading or selling overseas all the older starting pitchers in the system to make room for the young kids.
The weird thing about the story is that it's been published that Lehr was sold to a Korean team. How can you release a guy you traded?