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Leroux Is Ready For A Permanent Spot In The Rotation

Leroux Is Ready For A Permanent Spot In The Rotation

Chris Leroux made his first start for the Indians on July 26th.

The Indianapolis Indians have been losing starting pitchers at an alarming rate in the past couple of weeks.  Rudy Owens was traded, Jeff Locke has been promoted to the Pirates, and Justin Wilson is set to move to the bullpen.  In addition to promoting Kyle McPherson from AA Altoona, the Indians are attempting to fix the starting pitcher deficit by moving Chris Leroux to the starting rotation.

Leroux has been a reliever for most of his pro career.  In fact, before this season, he had not started since his rookie season in 2006.  He was moved to the bullpen in 2007, while playing for the Florida Marlins' A-level affiliate.  In 2009, the Montreal native made his major league debut in May, and made 5 relief appearances for ...

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