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Pirates claim righty Leroux off waivers, designate Bass

CBSSports.com wire reports

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed right-hander Chris Leroux off waivers from the Florida Marlins and designated right-handed reliever Brian Bass for assignment.

Leroux had a 7.00 ERA in 17 appearances with Florida, striking out 18 and walking 11 in 18 innings. He had a 6.28 ERA in 26 minor league games this season.

Leroux was added to the Pirates' 40-man roster.

Bass gave up 11 runs and nine hits in 7 1/3 innings with Pittsburgh. He had a 4.90 ERA in 48 games with Baltimore last season.

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