LeBlanc didn't factor into the decision in Thursday's meeting between the Orioles and the Marlins. He allowed six runs on seven hits and one walk while fanning one across 3.1 innings.
LeBlanc was lucky to avoid the loss, as he didn't have a good performance. The veteran left-hander has endured a tough start to the season, allowing 11 earned runs in just 14.1 innings across his first three starts. He will try to bounce back in his next scheduled start at Philadelphia on Aug. 13.
LeBlanc (1-0) allowed four runs on four hits and no walks while striking out four over 5.2 innings as he earned the win Sunday against the Red Sox.
LeBlanc wasn't particularly dominant in Sunday's start, but an early-game surge by the Orioles put him in line for the win in his season debut. The southpaw worked mainly as a primary pitcher with the Mariners last season while logging a 5.71 ERA and 1.45 WHIP over 121.1 innings in 26 appearances (eight starts). LeBlanc's next start should come at home Saturday against the Rays.
Manager Brandon Hyde confirmed LeBlanc will start Sunday's game against the Red Sox, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
LeBlanc will follow Tommy Milone and Alex Cobb in the rotation. The southpaw, who earned himself a spot in Baltimore's rotation thanks to a strong showing in camp, is looking to bounce-back season after struggling to a 5.71 ERA across 121.1 innings in 2019.
LeBlanc had his contract selected by the Orioles on Wednesday.
The veteran left-hander wasn't officially on Baltimore's 40-man roster, but he was already lining up to start the team's third game of the season in Boston. LeBlanc struggled with a 5.71 ERA in 2019, but he'll look to recapture his form from the previous year when he had a 3.72 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 130:40 K:BB over 162 frames.
LeBlanc lines up to start the third game of the season in Boston, Steve Melewski of MASNSports.com reports.
He is not even on the 40-man roster yet but is expected to follow John Means and Alex Cobb in the rotation. The trio will start the Orioles' three exhibition games in advance of the opening series against the Red Sox. LeBlanc threw five scoreless innings in Saturday's intrasquad game and should not face a workload restriction early in the season.
LeBlanc threw four innings of live batting practice Monday at Oriole Park, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
While he has not yet been added to the 40-man roster, the expectation is that LeBlanc will open the year in Baltimore's rotation. He and Alex Cobb each threw four innings in this controlled environment and should gradually continue to build up their workloads during summer camp. The 35-year-old lefty has had an ERA of 4.50 or higher in two of the last three seasons and logged a below-average 17.3 percent strikeout rate in 2019.
LeBlanc will be a part of the Orioles' 60-man player pool this season.
While he is not on the 40-man roster, LeBlanc seemed to be on track to break camp in the Orioles' rotation before spring training was shut down. Even so, the 35-year-old lefty has had an ERA of 4.50 or higher in two of the last three seasons and logged a below-average 17.3 percent strikeout rate in 2019.
LeBlanc will likely have a spot in the Orioles' starting rotation once the season begins, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
LeBlanc signed a minor-league deal with the Orioles during the offseason after putting together a lackluster campaign with the Mariners in 2019, but the 35-year-old should make the major-league roster to begin the season. LeBlanc allowed one earned run off two hits while recording six strikeouts over five innings this spring.
LeBlanc signed a minor-league deal with the Orioles on Tuesday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
LeBlanc worked as a starter/primary pitcher for the Mariners last season, but he mostly struggled with a 5.71 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 92:31 K:BB over 121.1 innings, leading to his $5 million club option for 2020 being declined. The veteran left-hander is a likely candidate to earn a spot in Baltimore's starting rotation with a decent showing in spring training.
LeBlanc's $5 million club option for 2020 was declined by the Mariners, making him a free agent, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
The 35-year-old posted a 5.71 ERA over 26 appearances (eight starts) in 2019, which was his worst ERA since his rookie season. LeBlanc allowed only 31 walks over 121.1 innings last season, but gave up a career-worst 28 home runs, and he'll now try to find a place on a new team after spending the past two years in Seattle.
LeBlanc allowed three earned runs on three hits and two walks across two innings in a loss to the White Sox on Friday. He struck out two.
The veteran left-hander was called on with just one out in the third following a forgettable starting effort by Yusei Kikuchi, one that saw the southpaw allow five earned runs on 10 hits while throwing an elevated 60 pitches. LeBlanc stayed away from the long ball, but he allowed a pair of two-baggers to Tim Anderson and Yoan Moncada, leading to his third straight three-run appearance. LeBlanc continues to be deployed in multiple roles this season, but none have ultimately proven a good fit -- factoring in his latest stumble, the 35-year-old owns a 5.71 ERA and 1.45 WHIP across 121.1 frames in 2019.
LeBlanc served up three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five in three innings of relief Sunday in the Mariners' 21-1 loss to the Astros.
LeBlanc entered the contest with the Mariners already trailing 13-1 and managed to make the deficit even worse for his squad. No matter whether he's been deployed as a traditional starter, primary pitcher or mop-up man out of the bullpen, LeBlanc has been a disaster, posting a 5.58 ERA and 1.43 WHIP in 119.1 innings. The Mariners hold a $5 million club option on LeBlanc for 2020, but his performance this season might prompt the organization to part ways with him over the winter.
LeBlanc allowed an earned run on three hits and two walks over three innings while also recording three strikeouts in a loss to the Yankees on Wednesday. He did not factor into the decision.
LeBlanc is slated to work as a traditional reliever for the remainder of the season, and many of his appearances moving forward are likely to be of the multi-inning variety. The veteran southpaw has endured a rocky start to August by giving up a combined 16 earned runs in three of his first four outings of the month, but he's now bounced back to yield just Wednesday's run across the five innings covering his last two trips to the mound.
LeBlanc will pitch out of the bullpen moving forward, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
LeBlanc has struggled mightily of late, accruing a 7.76 ERA with 15 strikeouts over his last five outings (26.2 innings). Justus Sheffield is expected to take LeBlanc's place in the starting rotation.
LeBlanc allowed four runs on seven hits with no walks and two strikeouts across 4.1 innings during a no-decision in a relief appearance against the Rays on Wednesday.
The 35-year-old again struggled as the primary pitcher after an opener, but at least he snapped his four-game losing streak thanks to a Mariners comeback in the ninth inning. LeBlanc, however, has a 5.74 ERA in his last five appearances. Overall, he is 6-7 with a 5.52 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 78 strikeouts in 109.1 innings across 21 appearances, including eight starts, this season.
LeBlanc will serve as the Mariners' primary pitcher out of the bullpen in Wednesday's game against the Rays, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
Working behind an opener is nothing new for LeBlanc, who has been used as a traditional starter for only eight of his 20 outings to date. The arrangement yielded promising results earlier in the season, but LeBlanc has been far less impressive while operating as a primary pitcher in his last three appearances. He's taken the loss each time while yielding 13 runs on 21 hits -- including six home runs -- and two walks in 18 frames.
LeBlanc (6-7) was hit with the loss after allowing seven runs on 11 hits and a walk while striking out three over seven innings Friday night against the Blue Jays.
LeBlanc entered the contest in the second inning with a two-run lead, but he was rocked for three runs in the second, three in the third and another in the seventh on the way to a 7-3 loss. He's now been saddled with four straight losses, and he sits with an unimpressive 5.40 ERA and 1.39 WHIP with 76 punchouts over 105 innings this season.
LeBlanc will follow an opener Friday at Toronto, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
LeBlanc has lost three straight decisions with a 7.04 ERA in those outings, but he'll once again work behind an opener Friday. The veteran left-hander has struggled this season with a 5.14 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 73:23 K:BB through 98 innings.
LeBlanc (6-6) was charged with the loss against Tampa Bay on Sunday, pitching six innings and allowing one run on five hits while striking out three.
LeBlanc served as the primary pitcher and surrendered a single run on a fourth-inning homer by Eric Sogard. Unfortunately, the Mariners were unable to generate any offense behind him, saddling LeBlanc with his sixth loss of the season. The southpaw now carries a 5.14 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 98 innings this season and is lined up to next face the Blue Jays in Toronto on Friday.
LeBlanc will work as the primary pitcher Sunday against the Rays, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
The Rays are loading up the lineup with right-handed hitters, knowing that LeBlanc will be the bulk reliever behind opener Sam Tuivailala. LeBlanc has given up 20 earned runs in 24.1 innings over his last five appearances.
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