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Yankees add another relief candidate on a minor league deal

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jan 27, 2014 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Add another name to that list of veteran minor league relievers trying to make an impression in Yankees camp this spring.

A team official confirmed that the Yankees have signed 29-year-old right-hander Chris Leroux, who has spent parts of the past five seasons in the big leagues, most notably pitching pretty well in 25 innings with the Pirates back in 2011. He was on the Pirates Opening Day roster last season, but he was quickly DFA and wound up pitching in Japan. He’s basically a fastball/slider guy.

Leroux landed an invitation to big league camp, so he’ll be in that group with guys like David Herndon, Robert Coello, Brian Gordon — and others — trying to make an impression to either break camp or get a mid-season call-up.

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