4:20pm: Toronto announced that Leroux has been acquired from the Phillies in exchange for cash considerations. The 6’6″ hurler will pitch for Triple-A Buffalo.
The deal marks a homecoming of sorts for Leroux, who is a Montreal native. Leroux, who turns 32 later this month, last pitched in the big leagues in 2014 when he appeared in two games for the Yankees. Over parts of six big league seasons with the Marlins, Pirates, and Yankees, the hurler has a 6.03 ERA with 8.3 K/9 and 4.4 BB/9. In his 22-game stint with the Phillies’ Triple-A affiliate in 2015, Leroux posted a stronger stat line as he pitched to a 3.26 ERA with 5.9 K/9 and 2.8 BB/9.
In other Blue Jays news, the team signed Franklin Morales to a one-year, $2MM non-guaranteed deal over the weekend. And, on Friday, Mark Polishuk delivered a must-read in-depth recap of the Blue Jays’ offseason.