Posted November 22, 2011 on AP on Fox
Wade LeBlanc likes how the Miami Marlins' new uniforms look. He hopes to be wearing one next April. The Marlins acquired the left-hander from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday for catcher John Baker. LeBlanc went 5-6 with a 4.63 ERA for the Padres last season, winning three of his last four decisions and hoping that strong finish carries over into spring training when he'll try to win a job. ''Baseball's a big confidence game,'' said LeBlanc, who expects to compete for a job at the back end of the Miami rotation. ''And anytime you can ... string a few games together like that, that shows yourself that you can do it and more importantly shows your team and your coaching staff, gives them confidence in you going forward.'' In parts of four seasons with the Padres, LeBlanc went 17-22 with a 4.54 ERA, starting 52 times and coming in as a reliever twice. He split time last season between San Diego and Triple-A Tucson, where he went 9-1 with a 4.30 ERA in 106 2-3 innings, with 92 strikeo...
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