PITTSBURGH, PA. -- After striking out two batters over a perfect inning of relief against the Baltimore Orioles at McKechnie Field on Saturday, Chris Leroux said after the game that he is dropping the change-up.
Leroux was told to lose the change, and will look to going back to being a power pitcher.
“It’s kind of one less thing to worry about," Leroux said. "I'm kind of just going at hitters and here's what I've got."
Over nine appearances during spring training this season, Leroux has allowed nine runs on nine hits over 9.1 innings. He's walked five and struck out 14. Five of those outings were scoreless, and seven of his nine earned runs came from two rough outings where he walked three and gave up two long balls.
The right-hander is battling with several arms in the 'pen in Ja...
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