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Pirates claim Leroux off waivers

Chris Leroux was claimed off waivers on Monday by the Pirates.

The 26-year-old reliever appeared in 17 games for the Marlins, and posted a 7.00 ERA, allowing 14 earned runs in 18 innings.

Leroux appeared in 26 Minor League games in the Marlins system, including 21 with Triple-A New Orleans.

Leroux was a September call-up for the Marlins.

— Joe Frisaro

Angels in the bullpen

With the season winding down, it’s that time of year again where rookies have to pay their dues and honor the age old baseball tradition of dressing in embarrassing attire.

Some call it rookie hazing. Others see it as just good fun.

rookies9-9.jpgTypically, entire rookie classes must go through some sort of ritual. The Marlins relievers are getting some extra treatment from the veterans. Starting in Philadelphia and continuing through the end of the season, the rookie relievers are walking out to the bullpen dressed in angle wings and halos.

Rookie relievers Jay Buente, Jose Ceda and Chris Leroux certainly heard their share of heckling from the crowd at Citizens Bank Park.

“I’d say initially getting out there is kind of embarrassing, but once you’re out there, you get used to hearing at all the fans yelling at you all at one time,” said Buente, who wasn’t sure if he should remove the halo during the national anthem. “You couldn’t really hear any one single fan.”

Seeing the 6-foot-4, 275-pound Ceda, the Phillies Phanatic came up and gave the reliever a big hug.

“My highlight was seeing Jose Ceda hug the mascot,” Leroux. “That was my highlight.”

One Marlin, who didn’t want to be named, said: “Ceda hugging the mascot looked like two mascots hugging each other.”

The idea of wings and halos was a brainstorm of veteran Wes Helms.

Will Ohman, a veteran in the bullpen, says the rookies will wear their outfits for the rest of the season, so fans at Sun Life Stadium and other markets will be able to see the costumes.

All rookies go through some special routine. When Ohman was a rookie, he dressed as a cowgirl.

Later in the season, the position players will get into the act.

Ohman noted that since relievers don’t sit in the dugout during the games, they have to do their own special bonding in the pen.

Buente noted that he is having fun with it, because it beats the alternative — not being with a big league club in September.

— Joe Frisaro


Gaby in lineup Friday

On a day he was suspended for three games by Major League Baseball, Gaby Sanchez was back in the Marlins lineup on Friday in the series opener with the Braves.

Sanchez is appealing his three-game penalty levied by MLB on Friday. Sanchez was involved in the melee with the Nationals on Wednesday night.

Friday also marked the return of Dan Uggla to the starting lineup. Uggla missed three straight games due to a strained right groin.

The Marlins on Friday also announced they selected the contracts of outfielder Scott Cousins and reliever Chris Leroux from Triple-A New Orleans.

Here’s the Marlins lineup for Friday: Cameron Maybin (CF), Logan Morrison (LF), Hanley Ramirez (SS), Dan Uggla (2B), Gaby Sanchez (1B), Chad Tracy (3B), Mike Stanton (RF), Brad Davis (C), Andrew Miller (P).

— Joe Frisaro


Wood gets recalled

The Marlins made a move in the bullpen for the Cardinals series.

Right-handed reliever Tim Wood was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans, while right-handed reliever Chris Leroux was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow strain. 

Wood has already appeared in eight games for the Marlins. Leroux has 14 appearances, and 15 innings.

— Joe Frisaro



Marlins make roster moves

The Marlins have made their first roster moves since the start of the season.

Infielder Emilio Bonifacio was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans, while reliever Jose Veras was designated for assignment.

The Marlins recalled right-hander Chris Leroux from Triple-A to fill in Veras’ spot in the bullpen. Outfielder Brett Carroll was activated off the 15-day disabled list.

Bonifacio was serving as a super utility player, but he is projected to be an every day second baseman. Now he goes to New Orleans, where he can play every day.

Carroll had been on the DL with a strained left oblique. He spent the past few days playing in rehab assignment games for Class A Jupiter.

— Joe Frisaro


Coghlan, Maybin among players now signed

The formality of signing all their players who are under club control is now completed.

The Marlins on Tuesday announced they’ve agreed to terms with Chris Coghlan and Cameron Maybin for the 2010 season.

Also, the team renewed deals for this year with John Baker, Chris Leroux, Andrew Miller and Brett Carroll.

These transactions mean all players in big league camp now are under contract for 2010.

Because these players aren’t eligible for arbitration, they can work out deals, or simply have their contracts renewed by the club for a set price, based on service time.

The league minimum salary is $400,000.

— Joe Frisaro


Sanchez throws 3 1/3 innings

Anibal Sanchez made his second rehab assignment start for Double-A Jacksonville on Monday, and the outing lasted 3 1/3 innings against Carolina.

Sanchez is recovering from a right shoulder sprain. He exited in the fourth inning on Monday after 45 pitches, with 29 strikes.

He allowed one hit, a home run, and two runs. He struck out five and walked one. Sanchez was relieved by Chris Leroux in the fourth inning in a game Jacksonville won.

The Marlins were looking for at least two Double-A rehab starts for Sanchez. If healthy, he could be in line to join the rotation, perhaps, on Friday Atlanta.

— Joe Frisaro


Martinez recalled from Double-A

The Marlins on Friday recalled right-hander Cristhian Martinez from Double-A Jacksonville to fill the roster spot vacated when Chris Leroux was optioned to Double-A.

Martinez is a long-relief option.

Leroux was brought up on Thursday, and he pitched in the ninth inning in a 9-2 win over the Astros. But after the game, he was sent back down.

The Marlins are carrying 13 pitchers and 12 position players.

— Joe Frisaro


Leroux optioned to Double-A

On Thursday afternoon, Chris Leroux joined the Marlins after being called up from Double-A Jacksonville.

After Florida beat the Astros, 9-2, Leroux was optioned back to Double-A.

The right-hander pitched the ninth inning on Thursday, giving up one run on two hits with two walks. He threw 25 pitches. 

The Marlins will announce on Friday who will replace Leroux in the bullpen. Cristhian Martinez, at Double-A Jacksonville, is an option to get called up.

— Joe Frisaro


Leroux recalled from Double-A

Before facing the Astros on Thursday, the Marlins announced right-handed reliever Chris Leroux has been recalled from Double-A Jacksonville.

The hard-throwing reliever fills the roster spot vacated by Tim Wood, who was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans on Wednesday.

Leroux has appeared in 36 games for Jacksonville, posting a 4-2 record and a 2.96 ERA. He has logged 48 2/3 innings.

Leroux spent some time earlier with the Marlins, appearing in four games and throwing 5 2/3 innings. He last pitched for Florida on July 3, and he went on the disabled list after that appearance with a right-shoulder injury.

— Joe Frisaro