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Chris Leroux and Jeff Locke Could Fill Roles in Pittsburgh

Chris Leroux and Jeff Locke Could Fill Roles in Pittsburgh

Chris Leroux has recently been moved into the rotation with Triple-A and could fill a void in the Majors.

Both Chris Leroux and Jeff Locke could fill a role with the Pirates to some capacity in the near future. While the Major League club's pitching staff had an impressive first half to the season, the second half has seen their shares of ups and downs. With the long stretch of games with no days off and no longer a long man in the 'pen, Leroux and/or Locke could be promoted to Pittsburgh at some point to help the big league club.

Leroux started the season on the disabled list after suffering a strained right pectoral muscle during a spring training exhibition game in Philadelphia. Over 11.1 innings pitched with Triple-A Indianapolis during his rehab stint, Leroux posted a 3.97 ERA with five walks and eight strikeouts. With already a solid bullpen, the club decided to designate him for assignment, and outrighted him to Triple-A after he cleared waivers.

Leroux made 14 appearan...

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