LeBlanc (2-2) allowed four runs on five hits and a walk while striking out four over five innings Friday, taking the loss as the Mariners fell 6-2 to the Athletics. LeBlanc has now lost two straight starts, allowing 11 runs in 7.1 innings during the skid. The 34-year-old's rough patch has raised his ERA to 7.33 with a 1.76 WHIP through five appearances. LeBlanc will try to right the ship Wednesday versus the Rangers.
LeBlanc (2-1) suffered the loss Saturday, allowing seven runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out two in 2.1 innings of an 18-4 loss to the Twins. LeBlanc was making his first start in a month after an oblique injury, and it was nightmarish, as he was pelted for four homers in the outing. LeBlanc now has a 7.36 ERA and 1.91 WHIP over four starts this year. He will try to right the ship against the Athletics on Friday.
LeBlanc (oblique) was activated from the 10-day injured list as expected and will make his scheduled start against the Twins on Saturday. LeBlanc missed over a month with an oblique injury. He had a 4.50 ERA through three starts prior to hitting the injured list. Matt Festa was sent down in a corresponding move.
LeBlanc is listed as the starter for Saturday's game against the Twins, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports. LeBlanc has been battling an oblique issue since mid-April. He'll return to claim Felix Hernandez's spot in the rotation after the veteran landed on the injured list with a lat strain.
LeBlanc (oblique) will make a rehab start Monday and may be able to return next weekend against the Twins, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports. LeBlanc has been on the injured list since mid-April with the right oblique strain and threw a simulated game at Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday. It's not fully clear at which affiliate the veteran left-hander will pitch Monday. A return next weekend would be good timing for the Mariners as Felix Hernandez just landed on the IL with a shoulder strain.