Mariners Send LHP Wade LeBlanc to Pittsburgh


ANAHEIM, Calif. — Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto today announced that the Mariners have traded left-handed pitcher Wade LeBlanc to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for a Player to be Named Later (PTBNL) or cash considerations.


LeBlanc, 32, was outrighted to AAA Tacoma on Sept. 2, after being designated for assignment by Seattle on Aug. 25. He made one start for Tacoma after being outrighted, taking the loss versus El Paso on September 9 in the PCL Playoffs (5.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO).


LeBlanc was 3-0 with 1 save with a 4.50 ERA (25 ER, 50.0 IP) with 41 strikeouts and 9 walks in 11 games, including 8 starts, with Seattle this season. In 8 starts with Seattle, LeBlanc posted 5 quality starts.


LeBlanc was acquired from Toronto by Seattle on June 22 in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.


Prior to being acquired by Seattle, LeBlanc was 7-2 with a 1.71 ERA (17 ER, 89.2 IP) in 14 starts, including 12 quality starts with Triple-A Buffalo (TOR) this season.


LeBlanc is a veteran of 8 Major League seasons with San Diego (2008-11), Miami (2012-13), Houston (2013), Los Angeles-AL (2014), New York-AL (2014) and Seattle (2016). He has a combined Major League record of 24-33 with a 4.48 ERA (247 ER, 496.1 IP) in 117 games, 79 starts.

Scott Harrigan
Your #1 source for community and amateur sports related news on Vancouver Island, British Columbia and beyond! Send stories to