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Angels' Charles Leblanc: Signs with Halos
Leblanc signed a minor-league deal with the Angels on Sunday.
The 27-year-old infielder made his big-league debut in 2022 but spent all of 2023 with the Marlins' Triple-A affiliate. Leblanc slashed .252/.384/.423 with 12 home runs and four steals in 94 games in the International League, good for a 108 wRC+. He saw time at second base, third base, first base and left field last season.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Charles Leblanc: Healthy at Triple-A
Leblanc (back) has appeared in two of Triple-A Jacksonville's first three games of the season, going 3-for-8 with two solo home runs and two walks.
Leblanc, who hit .263 in 169 plate appearances as a rookie with the Marlins a season ago, opened the season in the minors after being outrighted off the 40-man roster in January. Though the 26-year-old received the opportunity to compete for a spot on the Opening Day roster in spring training, a back injury prevented him from playing in any Grapefruit League games until March 26, effectively ending any hopes he had of winning a reserve role with the big club. He should continue to play semi-regularly at Triple-A now that he's presumably back to full health.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Charles Leblanc: Dealing with back stiffness
Leblanc has been experiencing back stiffness since the beginning of spring training, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
The lingering nature of this injury is a bit concerning, but Leblanc is considered day-to-day at the moment. He was outrighted off the 40-man roster in Miami back in January and will probably function mostly as minor-league depth for the Marlins in 2023.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Charles Leblanc: Goes unclaimed
The Marlins outrighted Leblanc to Triple-A Jacksonville on Wednesday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Leblanc was booted off the 40-man roster last week when the Marlins finalized a deal with infielder Jean Segura, but the 26-year-old Leblanc will end up sticking in the organization after going unclaimed off waivers. In his first taste of the majors last season, he hit a credible .263 over 169 plate appearances, but he struck out at an elevated 31.4 percent clip and benefited greatly from a .374 BABIP.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Charles Leblanc: DFA'd by Marlins
Leblanc was designated for assignment by Miami on Wednesday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
After the signing of fellow infielder Jean Segura was officially announced on Wednesday, Leblanc was DFA'd by the Marlins in order to make room for Segura on the 40-man roster. Leblanc cracked the big leagues for the first time in his career in 2022 and was able to hold his own, slashing .263/.320/.404 through 169 plate appearances. His consistent production at the plate last season signals he will almost certainly be claimed by another club within the next few days.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Charles Leblanc: Goes to bench Monday
Leblanc is out of the lineup for Monday's game against Atlanta, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.
Leblanc will head to the bench for the series opener after he went 1-for-13 while starting four of the past five games. Lewin Diaz and Jon Berti will start at first and second base, respectively, while Leblanc is on the bench.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Charles Leblanc: Out of Sunday's lineup
Leblanc is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Nationals, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Leblanc started the last five games and will step out of the lineup after he went 6-for-19 with a home run, a double, three RBI and two runs during that stretch. The 26-year-old has a .246/.300/.415 slash line with two home runs, eight RBI and a 35.7 percent strikeout rate through 18 games in September.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Charles Leblanc: Hitting third against righty
Leblanc is starting at second base and hitting third Tuesday against the Cubs, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
The Marlins seemingly have four or five infielders to move around between second base, third base and shortstop, and Leblanc has typically seen more work against lefties. However, he is hitting in a prime lineup spot in this one even with righty Adrian Sampson starting for Chicago. Leblanc is 5-for-12 with a home run, two doubles and a stolen base over his last three games.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Charles Leblanc: Out of Sunday's lineup
Leblanc is not in the lineup for Sunday's game at Washington, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Leblanc has a .265/.286/.441 slash line and a 42.9 percent strikeout rate in his past nine games and will take a seat Sunday for the second time in Miami's last three contests. Jon Berti will shift to the keystone while Bryan De La Cruz starts in left field.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Charles Leblanc: Riding pine Friday
Leblanc isn't starting Friday's game against the Nationals, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
After starting in five straight games over four days, the rookie infielder will get a day off Friday. Joey Wendle will take over Leblanc's spot at second base while Jordan Groshans picks up a start at third base, batting eighth.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Charles Leblanc: Gaining playing time
Leblanc will start at second base and bat sixth in Wednesday's game against the Phillies, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
He'll be manning the keystone for the fourth straight contest after going 2-for-10 with two doubles, a walk, two RBI and a run across the past three contests. Leblanc appears to be gaining a foothold as the primary option at second base, with the Marlins seeming to be transitioning Jon Berti to more of a utility role. Since making his last start at second base Sunday, Berti has picked up two turns in left field and one at third base.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Charles Leblanc: Nabs fourth straight start
Leblanc will start at second base and bat leadoff in Sunday's game in Atlanta, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Leblanc will stick in the starting nine for the fourth game in a row, the last three of which have come with Jon Berti (hip) on the bench. Though Leblanc has posted a respectable .771 OPS though 84 plate appearances in the big leagues this season, he still may have to settle for a utility role once Berti rejoins the lineup.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Charles Leblanc: Homers in win
Leblanc went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a 3-0 win over Oakland on Monday.
Leblanc put Miami on the board with a solo homer to left field in the second inning, and that was all the scoring the team needed as Edward Cabrera and Tanner Scott combined on a shutout. The homer was the second of the season for Leblanc, whose other long ball came July 31 in his second big-league contest. The 26-year-old is batting a robust .322 on the campaign, but he's gone just 3-for-20 over his past seven contests.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Charles Leblanc: Losing playing time
Leblanc is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Padres, according to Christina De Nicola of MLB.com.
Leblanc still owns a stellar .378 (17-for-45) batting average on the season, but the Marlins have gotten a couple key players back in recent days, and Leblanc's playing time has taken a hit as a result. He still figures to see some action in the infield, but with him opening on the bench Monday for the third time in five games, don't expect him to play as frequently as he did earlier in the month.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Charles Leblanc: Not in Friday's lineup
Leblanc is out of the lineup for Friday's game versus Atlanta, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
The 26-year-old started the past 11 games after having his contract selected by Miami in late July, but the returns of veterans Jon Berti (groin) and Brian Anderson (shoulder) from the injured list Friday could limit the rookie's playing time going forward. However, Leblanc has a .410/.425/.590 slash line with a home run, four doubles, two RBI, five runs and two stolen bases through his first 11 big-league games, so the Marlins figure to continue giving him some opportunities.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Charles Leblanc: Steals second bag
Leblanc went 1-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base in Thursday's win over the Phillies.
Getting another start at third base and hitting sixth, Leblanc extended his hitting streak to six games while swiping his second bag in four attempts since making his big-league debut July 30. The 26-year-old is batting a remarkable .410 (16-for-39) with four doubles and a homer in the majors, and while some regression is inevitable, he was slashing .302/.381/.503 through 87 games at Triple-A Jacksonville prior to his promotion. Brian Anderson (shoulder) is close to coming off the IL, but he could have a hard time reclaiming significant playing time at the hot corner while Leblanc remains locked in.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Charles Leblanc: Swipes bag, doubles
LeBlanc went 3-for-4 with a double, a stolen base and a run scored in a 3-0 victory Sunday against the Cubs.
After starting at third base in each of his first seven games in the majors, LeBlanc played second base and hit sixth Sunday. He singled in the second, doubled and scored in the fifth and singled and stole second base in the ninth. It was his first stolen base in his third attempt at the big-league level. The 26-year-old has had multi-hit games in four of his eight appearances for Miami and has a robust .444/.464/.704 line through his first 28 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Charles Leblanc: Settling into everyday role
Leblanc will start at third base and bat ninth in Tuesday's game against the Reds, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
The 26-year-old will draw his fourth straight start at third base after he 4-for-11 with a solo home run, two doubles and an additional run over his first three contests in the big leagues. Though Leblanc doesn't possess much of a pedigree, he demonstrated a nice blend of hitting for contact (.302 average) and power (14 home runs) over his 360 plate appearances at Triple-A Jacksonville prior to his call-up last weekend. Leblanc should have a chance to stick in a near-everyday role in the infield until the Marlins get one of Brian Anderson (shoulder) or Jon Berti (groin) back from the injured list.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Charles Leblanc: Contract selected by Marlins
Leblanc's contract was selected by the Marlins on Friday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Leblanc made an impact at Triple-A Jacksonville to begin the season, slashing .302/.381/.503 with 14 homers, 47 runs, 46 RBI and six stolen bases over 87 games. The 26-year-old hasn't yet made his major-league debut but will be rewarded with a spot on the active roster as infield depth after Willians Astudillo was designated for assignment.... See More ... See Less
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