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

  1. Sad case. the Pirates carried this guy since 2009 and they got almost nothing out it. Probably end up pitching well for someone else.

  2. You never have enough(good ) pitching. Fortunately we have options that will hopefully be improvements. There is no guarantee about that either.

  3. How quickly the pitching depth has dissipated. 3 weeks ago I was wondering how the Bucs could find innings for everyone at the ML and AAA levels; now Morton, Karstens and Liriano can’t get here soon enough.

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