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Sanspo: Yakult Swallows working on deal with Chris Leroux (UPDATE)

by on Apr.22, 2013 @ 6:13 am, under NPB

According to Sanspo, the Yakult Swallows are looking into Chris Leroux (29).  With both Shohei Tateyama and Tony Barnette hurt, the Swallows have both an opening in the starting rotation and room for one foreign player on the active roster.

If negotiations go smoothly, Yakult could potentially make an announcement of an agreement some time later this week.

Source: Sanspo 4/21/2013

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UPDATE 4/23 @ 1:33pm -

According to Sponichi, Leroux is scheduled to arrive in Japan on the 25th to finalize details on the contract and to take a physical.  If there are no problems, the Swallows could make an announcement of a deal some time in early May.

Source: Sponichi 4/23/2013

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Career MLB Stats

Year Age Tm W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP
2009 25 FLA 0 0   10.80 5 0 3 0 0 0 6.2 11 8 8 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 35 2.250
2010 26 FLA 0 0   7.00 17 0 5 0 0 0 18.0 24 15 14 1 11 2 18 0 0 0 84 1.944
2010 26 PIT 0 1 .000 5.79 6 0 2 0 0 0 4.2 4 3 3 0 3 0 4 0 0 1 21 1.500
2011 27 PIT 1 1 .500 2.88 23 0 5 0 0 0 25.0 26 9 8 0 7 2 24 1 0 2 110 1.320
2012 28 PIT 0 0   5.56 10 0 3 0 0 0 11.1 11 9 7 1 2 0 12 1 0 1 48 1.147
2013 29 PIT 0 0   6.75 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.0 4 3 3 1 6 0 3 0 0 0 21 2.500
  1 2 .333 5.56 63 0 18 0 0 0 69.2 80 47 43 3 33 4 63 2 0 4 319 1.622

Career MiLB Stats

Year Age Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP
2006 22 GULF Rk FLA 0 0   4.09 4 4 0 0 0 0 11.0 10 9 5 0 1 0 9 2 0 2 45 1.000
2006 22 NYPL A- FLA 0 1 .000 7.94 4 4 0 0 0 0 11.1 13 13 10 0 12 0 4 2 0 2 61 2.206
2006 22 SALL A FLA 0 3 .000 6.10 3 3 0 0 0 0 10.1 13 7 7 2 6 0 9 2 0 0 50 1.839
2007 23 SALL A FLA 2 3 .400 4.14 46 0 8 0 0 0 71.2 72 38 33 6 29 3 76 5 1 4 316 1.409
2008 24 FLOR A+ FLA 6 7 .462 3.65 57 0 19 0 0 1 74.0 60 37 30 6 26 2 78 6 0 6 305 1.162
2009 25 SOUL AA FLA 5 3 .625 2.70 46 0 11 0 0 2 60.0 59 19 18 0 17 1 55 1 0 2 250 1.267
2010 26 GULF Rk FLA 1 0 1.000 4.50 3 0 0 0 0 0 4.0 4 2 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 16 1.000
2010 26 FLOR A+ FLA 0 0   3.38 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.2 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 12 1.125
2010 26 PCL AAA FLA 0 3 .000 6.95 21 0 10 0 0 1 22.0 26 17 17 2 7 0 20 2 0 1 98 1.500
2011 27 EL AA PIT 1 2 .333 2.57 5 0 2 0 0 0 7.0 9 5 2 2 0 0 6 1 0 1 33 1.286
2011 27 IL AAA PIT 6 3 .667 2.80 32 0 7 0 0 1 61.0 48 20 19 1 21 1 57 6 0 4 253 1.131
2012 28 FLOR A+ PIT 0 1 .000 3.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 11 1.000
2012 28 IL AAA PIT 4 0 1.000 3.11 21 7 4 0 0 0 63.2 52 22 22 6 14 1 56 8 0 10 259 1.037
  25 26 .490 3.74 245 19 61 0 0 5 401.2 370 191 167 25 135 8 375 36 1 32 1709 1.257