After a 10-year professional baseball career, the perfect segway into retirement would naturally be to become the Canadian Bachelor on the popular reality show where the bachelor dates multiple women in an attempt to find true love.
This is the path that former Toronto Blue Jays farmhand Chris Leroux will be pursuing when the reality show kicks off its fourth season. Leroux recently retired after spending the 2016 season as a member of the Buffalo Bisons where he made 24 starts for the Herd last season.
The Canadian hurler is a decorated member of the Canadian National Program and pitched for the gold-winning Canadian Pan-Am squad in 2015. Leroux shutout the Dominican Republic and limited Puerto Rico to a lone run in two starts during the preliminary round play. The Canuck would also record the final two outs in the 10th inning of the Gold Medal game earning him three victories during the tourney.
The 33-year old made 65 relief appearances at the major league level throughout his career suiting up with the Florida Marlins, Pittsburgh Pirates, and New York Yankees on the big stage. The native of Montreal would retire with a 6.03 earned run average in 71.2 innings of work.
In his recent interview with ET Canada, Leroux stated he does not like drama but I have a feeling he is going to get his fair share of that during the reality show where he will be dating multiple women in his quest for a life partner.
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Leroux is not the first athlete to try his hand at the Bachelor. Former Canadian football player Jesse Palmer was cast as the American Bachelor in 2014. Palmer’s love connection only lasted a few months following the conclusion of the reality show.
Leroux who once dished out fastballs to major league hitters will now be dishing out roses to single women attempting to win his heart. Some guys have all the luck.