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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
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Chris Leroux has accepted an assignment to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Leroux recently cleared waivers after being designated for assignment for the third time this season. He'll stick around as organizational depth. Aug 19 - 2:31 PM

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

Leroux was designated for assignment on Wednesday to clear a 40-man roster spot for the return of Michael Pineda and passed through waivers without being claimed. It's the third time he's cleared waivers this season.
Aug 16 - 8:05 PM

Yankees designated RHP Chris Leroux for assignment.

Leroux got moved off the 40-man roster to clear a spot for Michael Pineda, who is returning from the 60-day disabled list to start Wednesday against the Orioles. Leroux has now been designated for assignment by the Yankees three different times this season.
Aug 13 - 4:11 PM

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

Leroux has been designated for assignment by the Yankees twice this season, but he's passed through waivers each time and is now getting another shot at the major league level. The right-hander will pitch in mid-relief.
Aug 11 - 3:02 PM

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

Leroux passed through waivers unclaimed and will continue to function as organizational depth at the minor league level.
Jul 27 - 7:25 PM

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

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 Sportsnet.ca, 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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Austin Romine
3J.R. Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Garrett Jones
2B1Robert Refsnyder
2Nick Noonan
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Brendan Ryan
3Jose Pirela
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Chris Young
3Eury Perez
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Mason Williams
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Tyler Austin
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Hiroki Kuroda
3Michael Pineda
4Nathan Eovaldi
5Chris Capuano
6CC Sabathia
7Ivan Nova
8Domingo German
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PosRoleName
R1Dellin Betances
2Andrew Miller
3Shawn Kelley
4Justin Wilson
5Adam Warren
6Esmil Rogers
7Gonzalez Germen
8Rich Hill
9Bryan Mitchell
10Chase Whitley
11Jose De Paula
12Branden Pinder
13Daniel Burawa