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Wade LeBlanc | Relief Pitcher | #38

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (33) / 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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Pirates declined LHP Wade LeBlanc's $1.25 million option for 2018; sent him outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.
He'll remain in the organization, but the Pirates are counting on him getting less in arbitration. LeBlanc held a 4.50 ERA over 50 relief appearances in 2017. Nov 3 - 3:38 PM

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Pirates activated LHP Wade LeBlanc from the 10-day disabled list.

LeBlanc missed a couple weeks with a strained quad. He'll give the Pirates some length in the bullpen.
Sep 1 - 3:38 PM

Wade LeBlanc (quad) will throw a simulated game Wednesday.

LeBlanc resumed throwing off a mound a few days ago and is now ready to face hitters. It's unclear whether he'll need a rehab assignment before returning, but it's possible he'll be ready on September 1.
Aug 28 - 6:11 PM

Wade LeBlanc (quad) threw a bullpen session on Wednesday.

LeBlanc strained his left quad late last week. There is no current timetable for his return, but that should clarify as he progresses further in his rehab. Prior to going down injured, the southpaw reliever held a 4.99 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 48/16 K/BB ratio over 61 1/3 innings.
Aug 23 - 4:19 PM

Pirates placed LHP Wade LeBlanc on the 10-day disabled list with a left quad strain.

LeBlanc must have been injured during Thursday's appearance versus the Cardinals when he allowed four runs. Steven Brault has taken his spot in the bullpen.
Aug 18 - 5:56 PM

Pirates activated LHP Wade LeBlanc from the bereavement list.

LeBlanc will be available out of the Pirates' bullpen on Saturday night against the Padres after missing a couple of games because of an illness in his family. The left-hander has posted a 4.50 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 44/13 K/BB ratio in 56 innings this season out of the Pittsburgh bullpen.
Aug 5 - 8:29 PM

Pirates placed LHP Wade LeBlanc on the bereavement list.

There is an illness in LeBlanc's family which will require him to step away from the team for a few days. The Pirates are calling up reliever Dovydas Neverauskas to fill his spot until he is ready to return to the team.
Aug 2 - 5:16 PM

Wade LeBlanc was credited with a save for pitching three scoreless innings Tuesday against the Reds.

LeBlanc finished off a 12-3 game tonight. He's done well in his middle relief/mop-up role, posting a 2.76 ERA in 16 1/3 innings.
May 2 - 10:31 PM

Wade LeBlanc allowed one run and one hit over 5 1/3 innings of long relief Monday against the Reds.

The lone hit was Eugenio Suarez's homer. The Pirates have Trevor Williams, Drew Hutchison and Steven Brault as rotation alternatives, but LeBlanc doesn't want to be forgotten about if the need arises. He made eight starts last year, all of them coming for the Mariners before the Pirates picked him up in September.
Apr 10 - 11:09 PM

Pirates and LHP Wade LeBlanc avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $750,000 contract with a $1.5 million option for 2018.

He's guaranteed a total of $800,000 when adding in a $50,000 buyout for 2018. LeBlanc has posted a 4.39 ERA over 126 appearances -- 79 starts -- across parts of eight major league seasons. He should serve as a long reliever next season.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 12:45:00 PM

Pirates acquired LHP Wade LeBlanc from the Mariners for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

LeBlanc was pushed off the Mariners' 40-man roster late last month despite posting a decent 1.22 WHIP and 41/19 K/BB ratio in 50 innings (eight stars, three relief appearances). Those numbers did come with an unsightly 4.50 ERA. The veteran left-hander figures to work out of the bullpen initially in Pittsburgh, but he could get a start at some point in the season's final weeks.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 04:05:00 PM

Mariners sent LHP Wade LeBlanc outright to Triple-A Tacoma.

LeBlanc cleared waivers after being designated for assignment late last month. The veteran lefty could help Triple-A Tacoma during their playoff run.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 05:58:00 PM

Mariners designated LHP Wade LeBlanc for assignment.

LeBlanc had registered a 4.50 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 41/9 K/BB ratio in 50 innings (eight starts, three relief appearances) for the Mariners. He could have some appeal on waivers as a long reliever or swingman.
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 12:29:00 PM

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.
Sat, Aug 20, 2016 02:37:00 AM

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.
Sun, Aug 14, 2016 07:09:00 PM

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