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The Miami Marlins acquired Wade LeBlanc from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday for catcher John Baker. Why? Well apparently, the Marlins needed a lefty and the Padres could use another catcher. Everybody's happy for now.
LeBlanc went 5-6 with a 4.63 ERA for the Padres last season, sucking for most of 2011 and spending some time with Triple-A Tuscon until winning three of his last four decisions. Obviously, he hopes that convincing finish will still be on the minds of the club when he tries to make the team this spring. Here and there over four seasons with San Diego, LeBlanc went 17-22 with a 4.54 ERA, including two relief appearances.
Meanwhile, Baker was limited to 16 games last season after having elbow reconstruction surgery in September 2010. He went 2-for-13 as a full-time pinch hitter, compiling a .271 career batting average with 14 home runs and 89 RBI.
Hopefully LeBlanc likes the new uniforms in Miami. Time for some career resurrection guys!
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Just to illustrate how slim news is about Major League Baseball around Thanksgiving, this writer finds himself writing about John Baker and Wade LeBlanc. The catcher and pitcher (respectively) were swapped in a deal between the San Diego Padres and Miami Marlins yesterday. Baker was an effective offensive player for the Marlins in 2008 and 2009 but scored weakly on defense as far...
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...
MIAMI (AP) -- The Miami Marlins acquired left-hander Wade LeBlanc 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. 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.
Baker was limited to...
The Marlins and Padres managed to sneak in a little one-for-one trade just before the Thanksgiving holiday, with catcher John Baker heading to San Diego in exchange for left-handed pitcher Wade LeBlanc.
As you know, the Padres were simply horrendous on offense in 2011. Among the 30 clubs, they ranked 29th in AVG (.237), 28th in OBP (.305), 29th in SLG (.349), 30th in ISO (.112),...
MIAMI (AP) -- Wade LeBlanc likes how the Miami Marlins' new uniforms look. He hopes to be wearing one next April.
The San Diego Padres acquired catcher John Baker from the Miami Marlins in exchange for pitcher Wade LeBlanc on Tuesday.
The trade doesn’t qualify as the kind of big splash the Marlins are hoping to make. But in dealing catcher John Baker to the San Diego Padres on Tuesday for left-handed starting pitcher Wade LeBlanc, the Marlins sought to rectify one of their glaring shortcomings — a lack of upper-level pitching depth within the organization.
John Baker is a .271 career hitter, although he missed most of the past two seasons due to elbow injury
In a move to add a left-handed bat and depth at the catching position, the Padres dealt left-handed pitcher Wade LeBlanc to the Marlins for catcher John Baker on Tuesday.
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