Blue Jays acquire Chris Leroux from the Phillies

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Update (5:20 PM EST): The Phillies are getting cash from the Jays, per Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi. Leroux will report to Triple-A Buffalo.


The Blue Jays have acquired Chris Leroux from the Phillies, Zach Links of MLB Trade Rumors is reporting. Leroux re-signed with the Phillies on a minor league contract this past November, but he didn’t make the club’s 25-man roster to open the season.

It’s unknown at the moment what the Phillies will receive in return, but it isn’t likely to be anything of note.

Leroux, who turns 32 years old later this month, last pitched in the majors in 2014. Over parts of six seasons in the big leagues spanning 71 2/3 innings, the right-hander has a 6.03 ERA with a 66/35 K/BB ratio.

Leroux was born in Quebec and went to school in Ontario, so it is sort of like a homecoming, since the Jays are Canada’s only baseball team.