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Chris Leroux | Relief Pitcher

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/14/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 226
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Yankees designated RHP Chris Leroux for assignment.
The move clears space on the 40-man roster for Chris Capuano. It's the second time this season that Leroux has been designated for assignment, and he has the opportunity to declare free agency if he wants. Jul 25 - 12:31 PM

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Yankees purchased the contract of RHP Chris Leroux from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Leroux was designated for assignment by the Yankees back in May after allowing five runs on five hits and a pair of walks in one inning of work. He's getting another chance now but will be used in low-leverage innings.
Jul 23 - 1:36 PM

Yankees sent RHP Chris Leroux outright to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Leroux successfully cleared waivers after being designated for assignment over the weekend. The 30-year-old will continue to serve as relief depth in the minors.
May 6 - 9:16 AM

Yankees designated RHP Chris Leroux for assignment.

The 30-year-old was disastrous in Friday's loss to the Rays, allowing five runs on five hits and a pair of walks in his inning of work. It's likely that he'll pass through waivers and return to Triple-A where he'll continue to function as bullpen insurance.
May 3 - 10:12 AM

Yankees recalled RHP Chris Leroux from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The 30-year-old hurler was off to a terrible start in the minor leagues, registering a 12.79 ERA, 2.21 WHIP and 6/2 K/BB ratio in his first 6 1/3 innings. With Vidal Nuno and David Phelps forced into the rotation though, it's all hands on deck for the Bombers bullpen.
Apr 26 - 11:02 AM

Yankees signed RHP Chris Leroux to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Leroux spent some time Japan after being cut loose by the Pirates just after Opening Day. He didn't fare well overseas, holding a 9.00 ERA with just 14 strikeouts over 22 frames, and his career 5.56 mark over 63 big league appearances suggests he's a longshot to make the team.
Jan 27 - 6:34 PM

According to Ben Nicholson-Smith of, Chris Leroux has signed with the Tokyo Yakult Swallows of Japan’s Central League.

Leroux elected free agency after being designated for assignment by the Pirates earlier this month. The 29-year-old owns a 5.56 ERA over 63 relief appearances in the majors.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 10:46:00 AM

Pirates designated RHP Chris Leroux for assignment.

Leroux gets the boot after allowing three runs and six walks over four innings with the Bucs. The 29-year-old should be able to clear waivers and remain in the organization.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 02:16:00 PM

Chris Leroux was pulled after retiring just one of the nine Orioles he faced in his start Sunday.

Leroux was charged with eight runs, seven of them earned. He entered with a perfect ERA in seven innings this spring in his attempt to secure a bullpen spot. One bad day shouldn't doom him.
Sun, Mar 24, 2013 05:47:00 PM

Pirates purchased the contract of RHP Chris Leroux from Triple-A Indianapolis.

The Pirates added five players to their major league roster Saturday. Leroux will serve as a longman/sixth starter, while Jeff Locke replaces Erik Bedard in the starting rotation. Justin Wilson, Eric Fryer, and Brock Holt have been all been promoted to the major league roster.
Sat, Sep 1, 2012 01:47:00 PM

The Pirates are expected to recall Chris Leroux to start Monday's game against the Padres.

The Pirates' bullpen is taxed after an extra-innings win over the Cardinals, and Kevin Correia won't be available. Jordy Mercer is being placed on paternity leave, so Leroux or Justin Wilson will be recalled. Chad Qualls is due back from the bereavement list and could be added in a corresponding move.
Sun, Aug 19, 2012 10:49:00 PM

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Chris Leroux could be called up to serve as a long man in the bullpen.

The Pirates lost some bullpen versatility when they shipped Brad Lincoln to Toronto, and they hope Leroux might be able to fill that role. Leroux was outrighted off the 40-man roster last month, but the Pirates can add him back without making any additional moves, as the roster is currently at 39. He's pitched well for Triple-A Indianapolis this season, posting a 2.78 ERA and 28/9 K/BB ratio over 35 2/3 innings.
Sun, Aug 5, 2012 11:05:00 AM

Pirates sent RHP Chris Leroux outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.

The move clears him from the 40-man roster. Leroux, whose 30-day rehab window recently came to a close, passed through waivers and will remain with the organization. He has a 3.97 ERA and 8/5 K/BB ratio over 11 1/3 innings with Triple-A Indianapolis and will serve as relief depth in the minors.
Fri, Jul 6, 2012 07:55:00 PM

Chris Leroux (pectoral) hasn't reported any setbacks since moving his rehab assignment to Triple-A Indianapolis.

"My velocity is coming back and the breaking ball is getting sharper with each outing,'' Leroux said. ''I have to keep in mind that the next 30 days that I have to rehab in Indy are actually like my spring training, so I try not to get too frustrated." Leroux has been out all season with a strained right pectoral muscle. A fair estimate would have him back right around the All-Star break.
Sun, Jun 17, 2012 02:26:00 PM

Chris Leroux (pectoral) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Wednesday with High-A Bradenton

Leroux is scheduled to throw 40 or 50 pitches over two to three innings. The 28-year-old right-hander has been out all season with a strained right pectoral muscle.
Wed, Jun 6, 2012 12:46:00 PM

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