Chris Leroux RP NYY 3 Months

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.

Chris Leroux RP NYY 12 Months

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 right-hander owns a 5.56 ERA over 63 relief appearances in the majors.

Chris Leroux RP NYY Apr 12 '13

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.

Chris Leroux RP NYY Mar 24 '13

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.

Chris Leroux RP NYY Sep 03 '12

Chris Leroux was called up from the minors on Sunday September 2.

Chris Leroux RP NYY Sep 01 '12

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 Erick Bedard in the starting rotation. Justin Wilson, Eric Fryer, and Brock Holt have been all been promoted in related moves.

Chris Leroux RP NYY Aug 19 '12

The Pirates are expected to recall Chris Leroux for Monday's start 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 look for Leroux or Justin Wilson to be recalled. Chad Qualls is due back from the bereavement list and could be added in a corresponding move.

Chris Leroux RP NYY Aug 05 '12

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.

Chris Leroux RP NYY Jul 06 '12

Pirates RHP Chris Leroux has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Leroux is currently rehabbing a strained right pectoral muscle, trying to get his strength and velocity back before hopefully rejoining the Pirates bullpen in late July. He's registered a 1-1 record, 2.88 ERA and 24/7 K/BB ratio in 25 innings this season.

Chris Leroux RP NYY Jun 17 '12

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 when things don't go exactly like I feel they should." 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.