Yankees Sign Chris Leroux To Major League Deal

The Yankees signed Chris Leroux to a Major League contract and added the right-hander to their 25-man roster, the club announced over the weekend.  Leroux joined the Yankees on a minor league deal signed in January.  Leroux is represented by the Octagon Agency.

Leroux, who just turned 30 earlier this month, has a 5.56 ERA, 1.91 K/BB rate and 8.1 K/9 over 69 2/3 career Major League innings.  He appeared in 63 games out of the bullpen for the Marlins and Pirates between 2009-13 and he’ll take on a similar relief role with New York.  The righty also spent time in Japan last season pitching for the Yakult Swallows.


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9 Comments on "Yankees Sign Chris Leroux To Major League Deal"


wkkortas
1 year 4 months ago

Signing Pirate and Marlin cast-offs is always a good sign as to the strength of your pitching staff.

Riaaaaaa
1 year 4 months ago

He is likely only going to be used if there is a blow-out. Yankee relievers have been strong. (Betances, Kelley, Robertson, Warren, Thornton) The bullpen era is a bit bloated however because Girardi likes to put in random guys in games where the Yankees are down by 3+ runs.

Rally Weimaraner
1 year 4 months ago

Dean Anna had a great fastball!

Rally Weimaraner
1 year 4 months ago

The Pirates had the third best MLB pitching staff by ERA and FIP in 2013, Marlins #7 FIP, #11 ERA. Not a bad pitching staff to pick up some scraps from.

wkkortas
1 year 4 months ago

Which would be relevant if he’d pitched more than ten minutes for either team; the reality is that Leroux’s last meaningful big-league time was with a Pirate club in 2011 that finished 13th in the NL in FIP, and he couldn’t stick with them. Leroux is the original Scary Fly Ball guy.

Tesseract
1 year 4 months ago

ten minutes? This ain’t basketball

BaseballWizard
1 year 4 months ago

Same as the Billings “signing” from Friday. The Yankees didn’t sign Leroux to a Major League contract. They selected his contract after signing him to a minor league contract in January.

Pasquale Salvatore
1 year 4 months ago

I have one question Why?

Pasquale Salvatore
1 year 4 months ago

Why won’t they give Montgomery a shot?