Leach also provided the following comment through the Bay Stars:
I'm really grateful to get another chance to play in Japan. Even after returning to the US, I had thoughts about playing for the Bay Stars. I made some good friends here during spring camp. I want to get to Ichi-gun as quickly as I can and do my best to help the team out.
My wife getting pregnant made me do a lot of thinking. And I wanted to come back to Yokohama and play. If I were a fan, I don't think I'd appreciate a player just leaving. I just feel really bad for what I did. ... From here on, I want to do my best for the team and fans.