Wed, 06 Jul 2016 21:51:20 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Wade LeBlanc surrendered five runs -- four earned -- on six hits in 3 1/3 innings against the Houston Astros on Wednesday, July 6. He walked one and struck out two.
Fantasy Tip: After two surprisingly strong starts, LeBlanc was hit early and often on Wednesday. The lefty looked to be gaining a little traction, and with the M's rotation still beset by injuries odds are he'll get another turn, but don't forget the 31-year-old hasn't held down a regular major-league job since 2010. At best he has a little short-term juice in AL-only setups.
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 23:30:56 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Wade LeBlanc allowed two earned runs, three hits and a walk with five strikeouts over six innings in a win Friday, July 1, against the Baltimore Orioles. He threw 52 of his 81 pitches for strikes in the quality start. It was his first victory since Sept. 23, 2014.
Fantasy Tip: LeBlanc played last season in Japan, and was in the minors until being acquired in a trade from Toronto June 22. He has looked good in each of his starts for the M's, but he is still only worth using in deeper AL-only fantasy leagues for the time being.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:20:30 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Nathan Karns will head to the bullpen for the time being with SP Taijuan Walker (foot) going Thursday, June 30, and SP Wade LeBlanc starting Friday, July 1.
Fantasy Tip: It's not a permanent move for Karns, but it'll kill most of his limited fantasy value in the meantime. Walker has been up and down most of the year and is a high-risk, high-reward start against the Orioles Thursday. LeBlanc probably won't be long for a rotation spot and should be avoided against the powerful Baltimore lineup.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 23:04:30 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Wade LeBlanc allowed just three hits and a walk over six scoreless innings against the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday, June 24.
Fantasy Tip: LeBlanc, who last appeared in the majors on Sept. 28, 2014, was lights out against a tough Cardinals lineup in his M's debut. Despite that, it's hard to envision a scenario where LeBlanc remains in that position long term, especially with three members of the rotation currently out of action.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:50:46 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Adrian Sampson (elbow) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday, June 24, because of a right flexor bundle strain. The team also optioned RP Tom Wilhelmsen to Class AAA Tacoma. Ps Wade LeBlanc, Donn Roach and David Rollins were recalled from Class AAA Tacoma.
Fantasy Tip: It is not known who will take Sampson's spot in the starting rotation, but Taijuan Walker could return in the near future. Walker has a decent ERA despite his 3-6 record and should be used against favorable matchups.
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 10:31:34 -0800
Free-agent SP Wade LeBlanc (Angels) signed with the Seibu Lions of the Japanese League for a $1 million base salary and $500,000 in performance bonuses Friday, Dec. 12.
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 04:10:29 -0800
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim non-tendered SP Yoslan Herrera Tuesday, Dec. 2, making him a free agent. This is in addition to 2B Gordon Beckham and SP Wade LeBlanc not offered contracts for 2015.
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 15:39:32 -0800
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2B Gordon Beckham and SP Wade LeBlanc are not expected to have contracts tendered before the deadline Tuesday, Dec. 2, according to sources.
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:15:24 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jered Weaver was scratched from his start Thursday, Sept. 18. SP Wade LeBlanc will start against the Seattle Mariners Thursday.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:13:03 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Wade LeBlanc is likely to start Saturday, Sept. 20, against the Texas Rangers in place of the injured SP Matt Shoemaker (oblique). Manager Mike Scioscia said he would announce the starter after the completion of the game Wednesday, Sept. 17, against the Seattle Mariners.