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Blue Jays acquire Canadian minor league pitcher Chris Leroux

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Chris Leroux pitching for Team Canada
Chris Leroux pitching for Team Canada
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During the Opening Day game the Blue Jays acquired Canadian pitcher Chris Leroux from the Phillies in exchange for cash. The Montreal native (who wasn't acquired in time to pitch in his hometown) has a minor league contract and is assigned to triple-A Buffalo, where he will join fellow Canadian Scott Diamond as organizational depth.

Leroux, who will be turning 32 on April 14, has spent part of six seasons in the major leagues, but have only logged 71.2 innings in that time. He last appeared in the majors as a Yankee back in 2014. In 2015, he spent time in the Brewers and Phillies organization, recording a 2.82 ERA and a 1.088 WHIP in 60.2 innings of action for the triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs.

The right-hander is a Pan Am gold medallist and starred for Team Canada in Toronto last summer, pitching in 12.2 innings and recording three wins and a miniscule 0.71 ERA.