According to multiple reports out of Chicago, Jon Lieber has returned home to Mobile, AL and will not pitch for the remainder of the season. According to the report on Cubs.com, Lieber told “Cubs general manager Jim Hendry his arm is sore and he is unable to pitch the rest of the season.”
Lieber was a big part of the early season success for the Cubs. Lieber finished 2-3 with a 4.05 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP in 26 games….but was 2-1 in 8 games in April with a 2.30 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP.
Could Jon Lieber have thrown his last pitch in the Majors? We will have to wait and see….but this writer will always be a believer.