Mar 26, 2014; Dunedin, FL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Chris Leroux (57) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Florida Auto Exchange Park. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Yankees Make Roster Moves


The Yankees bullpen has been a bit of a revolving door over the past few days due to injuries and suspensions. That revolving door continued to spin today with the news that was just announced. The Yankees purchased the contract of Chris Leroux, optioned Shane Greene and released pitcher Nik Turley.

Leroux last pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates last season. He only pitched in two games for them giving up three runs in six innings for the Pirates. The Yanks signed him as a minor league free agent this past January. Leroux pitched in just two games for AAA Scranton where he gave up 12 hits and nine runs in six innings.

Greene pitched in the Yankees blowout win over the Red Sox Wednesday and looked quite nervous in his major league debut. He gave up three runs and got a strikeout as his only out. Greene can go back to AAA and start on a regular basis there which will be good for his development.

Turley has yet to pitch this season. He went 11-8 with a 3.79 ERA last season between AA and AAA. He struck out 141 in 145 innings with a 1.35 WHIP. Turley is a former 50th round pick of the Yankees.

 

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