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Wade LeBlanc | Starting Pitcher | #35

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/7/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 209
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (0) / SD
Contract: view contract details

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Wade LeBlanc moved to 3-0 for the Mariners after allowing three runs in 5 1/3 innings Friday against the Brewers.
LeBlanc yielded three homers, but he had sufficient support from the Mariners' offense to overcome it. It's likely that LeBlanc's status at the back of the Seattle rotation will be evaluated after each one of his starts. He should get another turn next week, but ideally, he'd be replaced by Taijuan Walker pretty soon. Aug 20 - 2:37 AM

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Wade LeBlanc earned his first victory of the season on Sunday, striking out seven over six innings of three-run ball against the Athletics.

LeBlanc scattered five hits and one walk on the afternoon. All of the damage against him came via the long ball, with Ryan Healy launching a solo homer in the second inning and Khris Davis blasting a two-run shot in the sixth. He'll look to carry over this strong start when he takes on the Brewers on Friday.
Aug 14 - 7:09 PM

Wade LeBlanc tossed a mediocre five innings in Tuesday's no-decision against the Tigers, surrendering four runs on 10 hits, including two homers.

Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez collected RBI singles against LeBlanc in the first inning. Cabrera struck again in the third inning, this time on a solo home run. J.D. Martinez would polish off the scoring on LeBlanc's line with a solo dinger of his own in the fifth inning. With this general slog of an outing in the books (he also walked three) the veteran southpaw finds himself holding a 4.71 ERA and 1.32 WHIP through 36 1/3 innings. He should not be considered a slam dunk for another start given Tuesday's disappointing results.
Aug 10 - 3:04 AM

Manager Scott Servais said the Mariners are leaning toward having Wade LeBlanc start Tuesday's game against the Tigers.

Servais said he'll wait to see if LeBlanc is needed in the bullpen this weekend before making his decision. LeBlanc pitched reasonably well in a spot start against the Red Sox last week, allowing just three runs and five hits over six innings. The left-hander is undefeated with a 4.31 ERA in six outings (five starts) for the M's this season.
Aug 6 - 6:12 PM

Wade LeBlanc turned in a quality start in Tuesday's no-decision against the Red Sox, surrendering three runs on five hits over six innings.

LeBlanc struck out five and walked one on the evening. An RBI double by David Ortiz in the first inning put the Red Sox up 1-0. They would push that lead to 3-0 via a solo home run by Hanley Ramirez and an RBI single by Aaron Hill in the fourth inning. LeBlanc pitched a clean game otherwise. The 31-year-old southpaw had been pitching out of the bullpen prior to Tuesday's outing. It remains to be seen whether he will make another spot start for the M's next time through the rotation. Through 31 1/3 innings, LeBlanc holds a 4.31 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 23/5 K/BB ratio.
Aug 3 - 12:41 AM

Wade LeBlanc has been shifted to the bullpen.

But that could change next week as the Mariners navigate an eight-day span with three off days. LeBlanc has registered a cool 3.63 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and 16/4 K/BB ratio in 22 1/3 innings (four starts) this year for Seattle.
Jul 20 - 4:02 PM

Wade LeBlanc surrendered five runs -- four earned -- in 3 1/3 innings against the Astros on Wednesday, allowing six hits and one walk while striking out only two.

The veteran left-hander was making his third start of the season and this was his first bad one. His ERA climbs to 3.52 with 10 strikeouts and three walks in 15 1/3 innings. He was set to lose his slot in the Mariners' rotation when Felix Hernandez comes off the disabled list, but now that Taijuan Walker is hurt LeBlanc may get to stay.
Jul 7 - 12:28 AM

Wade LeBlanc pitched six innings of two-run ball in defeating the Orioles on Friday.

The Mariners surprised us in going with LeBlanc over Nate Karns in the rotation, but LeBlanc followed up his strong debut last week with another fine showing against one of the game's best offenses. He allowed three hits, walked one and struck out five tonight. He's still very risky in fantasy leagues, and he might yet lose his spot when Felix Hernandez comes off the DL.
Jul 2 - 1:47 AM

Wade LeBlanc will remain in the Mariners starting rotation to start against the Orioles on Friday.

He's taking the place of Nate Karns who is being shifted to the bullpen for the time being. LeBlanc returned to the big league in impressive fashion on Friday, shutting out the Cardinals over six innings of work. He should at least get a few more chances to start until Felix Hernandez is ready to return from the disabled list.
Jun 28 - 7:24 PM

Wade LeBlanc shut out the Cardinals for six innings Friday in his return to the majors.

LeBlanc, who spent last year pitching in Japan, was just acquired by the Mariners from the Blue Jays on Tuesday. He'll probably get a chance to make additional starts after the strong outing tonight, but he's not to be touched in AL-only leagues.
Jun 25 - 1:23 AM

Mariners acquired LHP Wade LeBlanc from the Blue Jays for a player to be named later.

He will start in place of Taijuan Walker (foot) this Friday against the visiting Cardinals. LeBlanc hasn't appeared in a game at the major league level since 2014, but the 31-year-old southpaw had a promising 1.71 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and 85/21 K/BB ratio through 89 2/3 innings this season with the Blue Jays' Triple-A affiliate.
Jun 22 - 10:34 AM

Blue Jays signed LHP Wade LeBlanc to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training.

LeBlanc didn't exactly re-establish his value with a one-year detour to Japan, posting a 4.23 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 26/18 K/BB ratio over 44 2/3 innings with the Seibu Lions of Japan's Pacific League. He'll be organizational depth for the Jays.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 05:18:00 PM

Wade LeBlanc has signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Seibu Lions of Japan's Pacific League.

He can earn an additional $500,000 through incentives. LeBlanc was non-tendered by the Angels earlier this month after posting a 3.45 ERA over 10 appearances in 2014 but has managed to land a nice little deal overseas.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 01:30:00 PM

Angels non-tendered LHP Wade LeBlanc. projected LeBlanc to make just $800,000 in arbitration, but that's apparently more than the Angels were willing to spend. The left-hander will surely have to settle for a minor league deal somewhere.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 08:07:00 PM's Alden Gonzalez reports that the Angels are expected to non-tender Wade LeBlanc. projected LeBlanc to make just $800,000 in arbitration, but that's apparently more than the Halos want to spend on him. LeBlanc pitched pretty well in 10 appearances for the Angels this past season, posting a 3.45 ERA. It's possible they'll look to retain him at a lesser rate.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 09:02:00 PM

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4Ariel Miranda
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3Charlie Furbush
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6Vidal Nuno
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