May
07

Yankees outright Chris Leroux to Triple-A Scranton

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Right-hander Chris Leroux has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Scranton. The Yankees designated him for assignment to make room on the roster for Al Aceves over the weekend. Chris Cotillo says Leroux accepted the assignment  and will join the RailRiders. He’s got an MLB salary coming to him for the rest of the season, electing free agency would have forfeited that.

Leroux, 30, had a disaster outing in the 14th inning of last Friday’s game, allowing five runs on five hits and two walks. He got off to a rough start in Triple-A before being called up (12.79 ERA), but that was only 6.1 innings. Leroux looked very good in Spring Training and even though he stunk last week, it’s not the worst thing that he’s sticking around to soak up some Triple-A innings.

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  • Jorge Steinbrenner

    Smart move for him, then. You can just as easily have an extended tryout for another team while pitching in Scranton.

  • I’m One

    In other news, Future Hall of Famer Ronnier Mustelier was released, according to Brian Hoch.

  • TWTR

    He’s basically filler, nothing more.

  • Yan Solo

    Might just have been a little too much dust on the bottle before he got the call to the bigs. Shame.