Yankees Designate Chris Leroux For Assignment

The Yankees have designated pitcher Chris Leroux for assignment, Chad Jennings of LoHud.com tweets. The move clears space on the Yankees’ active roster for Alfredo Aceves.

The Yankees promoted Leroux from Triple-A Scranton / Wilkes-Barre earlier this week, and he allowed five earned runs in the 14th inning of a 10-5 loss against the Rays yesterday. The Yankees’ bullpen threw 9 2/3 innings in that loss, so they could use a fresh arm in the bullpen. Aceves had pitched well in Triple-A, striking out 14 batters and walking five in 13 2/3 innings there.

Leroux, 30, had previously pitched in the big leagues with the Pirates in 2013, having pitched parts of four seasons in Pittsburgh. He has also pitched for the Marlins, and with the Yakult Swallows in Japan.

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