Chris Leroux has refused a minor league assignment and elected free agency. -Photo by Mark Olson

Right-handed pitcher Chris Leroux has cleared outright waivers and has elected free agency, per the Pirates. Leroux was designated for assignment last week when the club brought up Bryan Morris to take his spot in the bullpen. He was out of options, so the only choice was placing him on outright waivers. Since this was the second time Leroux had cleared outright waivers, he had the option of refusing a minor league assignment and electing free agency....

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