Chris Leroux at Marlins training camp 2010
|Tokyo Yakult Swallows – No. 17|
April 14, 1984 |
|Bats: Left||Throws: Right|
|May 26, 2009 for the Florida Marlins|
(through April 10, 2013)
|Earned run average||5.56|
Christopher "Chris" A. Leroux (pronounced "le-ROO") (born April 14, 1984) is a Canadian professional baseball pitcher. He currently plays for the Tokyo Yakult Swallows of the Central League in Nippon Professional Baseball. He has played in Major League Baseball for the Florida Marlins and Pittsburgh Pirates.
Leroux made his major league debut for the Florida Marlins on May 26, 2009.
Leroux was placed on the 15-day disabled list on May 19, 2010 with a right elbow strain. He missed 26 games, and was subsequently assigned to the AAA New Orleans Zephyrs.
He appeared in 23 games in 2011, going 1–1 with a 2.88 ERA.
Prior to the 2012 season, Leroux was placed on the 60-day DL with a right pectoral strain. He rejoined the club as a September call-up after rehab and an assignment to the AAA Indianapolis Indians. Leroux elected free agency on April 17, 2013.
Leroux throws three pitches: a four-seam fastball and two-seam fastball in the low-to-mid 90s, and a slider in the low-to-mid 80s. He also used to throw a changeup to left-handed hitters, but he dropped it after the 2011 season in order to simplify his pitching approach.
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- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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