Pirates Claim Chris Leroux, DFA Brian Bass

The Pirates claimed Chris Leroux off of waivers and designated Brian Bass for assignment, according to the team. Leroux, a 26-year-old right-hander, appeared in 17 games for the Marlins this year. He struck out 18 batters in as many innings, though he also walked 11. The Montrealer posted a 6.28 ERA in three minor league stops this year, but his strikeout (7.2 K/9) and walk (2.5 BB/9) numbers were good.

Bass, a 28-year-old righty, spent most of the season in the bullpen at Triple A Indianapolis, where he had strong numbers. In 69 innings, he posted a 3.26 ERA with 6.9 K/9 and 3.0 BB/9, though he struggled in 7.1 major league innings this year. He cleared waivers when the Pirates designated him for assignment earlier in the season.

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3 Comments on "Pirates Claim Chris Leroux, DFA Brian Bass"

4 years 11 months ago

The Bucs will be sorry they dropped Bass for Leroux!

While we’re at it, looks like they signed the wrong Crosby last winter. Looks like Sid the Kid has more pop than Bobby!

4 years 11 months ago

are prayers are answered

4 years 11 months ago

Leroux has good stuff but has crappy control and is already 26…no biggie