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Wade LeBlanc | Relief Pitcher | #49

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (33) / 8/7/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 209
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (0) / SD
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Mariners signed LHP Wade LeBlanc to a one-year contract.
Terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed. The veteran southpaw was released by the Yankees on Friday, but it didn't take him long to find work. He'll presumably have a spot in the club's Opening Day bullpen. Mar 24 - 10:07 AM

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Yankees released LHP Wade LeBlanc.

LeBlanc joined the Yankees organization on a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training in January. He struggled in the Grapefruit League with a 5.27 ERA in seven appearances.
Mar 23 - 4:55 PM

Yankees signed LHP Wade LeBlanc to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

LeBlanc will earn $1 million if he makes the major league roster. His contract includes an out-clause at the end of spring training. The southpaw posted a 4.50 ERA and 54/17 K/BB ratio over 68 relief innings with the Pirates in 2017.
Jan 16 - 3:52 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that Wade LeBlanc is drawing interest from six teams.

The Pirates declined LeBlanc's $1.25 million option for 2018, but it sounds like he's not going to have a hard time finding new work. The left-hander posted a 4.50 ERA and 54/17 K/BB ratio over 68 relief innings in 2017.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 09:20:00 AM

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.
Fri, Nov 3, 2017 03:38:00 PM

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.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 03:38:00 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.
Mon, Aug 28, 2017 06:11:00 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.
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 04:19:00 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.
Fri, Aug 18, 2017 05:56:00 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.
Sat, Aug 5, 2017 08:29:00 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.
Wed, Aug 2, 2017 05:16:00 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.
Tue, May 2, 2017 10:31:00 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.
Mon, Apr 10, 2017 11:09:00 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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2David Freitas
1B1Ryon Healy
2Daniel Vogelbach
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Jean Segura
3B1Kyle Seager
2Andrew Romine
LF1Ben Gamel
2Ichiro Suzuki
3Guillermo Heredia
CF1Dee Gordon
RF1Mitch Haniger
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2James Paxton
3Mike Leake
4Erasmo Ramirez
5Marco Gonzales
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Edwin Diaz
2Juan Nicasio
3Nick Vincent
4James Pazos
5Marc Rzepczynski
6Dan Altavilla
7Wade LeBlanc
8Chasen Bradford
9David Phelps