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Wade LeBlanc headed to Japan’s Seibu Lions

Wade LeBlanc was unable to get a contract he desired stateside so the right hander will take his talents to Japan for the 2015 season. LeBlanc, 30, will earn $1 million from the Seibu Lions of Japan’s Pacific League with an additional $500,000 attainable though incentives. Earlier this month the Angels non-tendered LeBlanc who appeared in 10 games posting a 3.45 ERA last season...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Beckham, Herrera and LeBlanc officially non-tendered, Angels banking on pitching depth

The December 3rd, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Beckham and LeBlanc officially non-tendered, Angels banking on pitching depth and much more… The Story: Gordon Beckham, Yoslan Herrera and Wade LeBlanc were officially non-tendered.The Monkey Says: As expected. Well, almost. None of the sites out there listed Herrera as being arbitration eligible...
Via Monkey with a Halo
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels non-tender Beckham, Herrera, LeBlanc

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Angels have declined to offer contracts to infielder Gordon Beckham, right-hander Yoslan Herrera and left-hander Wade LeBlanc. The Angels announced their decisions Tuesday night, saving about $6 million in salary commitments for next season. Beckham earned $4,175,000 this year and likely would have received a raise to about $5 million in arbitration...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Beckham and LeBlanc to be non-tendered, begin right about Richards for the wrong reasons

The December 2nd, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Beckham and LeBlanc to be non-tendered, begin right about Richards for the wrong reasons and much more… The Story: Gordon Beckham and Wade LeBlanc are expected to be non-tendered today.The Monkey Says: Not a surprise. Multiple versions of this story say the Halos want to bring Beckham back on...
Via Monkey with a Halo
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #158: LeBlanc-ed – Angels 2, Athletics 0

So, who wants Wade LeBlanc in the playoff rotation now? I kid, I kid. Sort of. I think. Still, this is now the second time the Angels have shutout the A’s with a starting pitcher that seemingly has no business starting a game. Last month, it was Rasmus in the first “bullpen day” game. This time it was Wade LeBlanc. C.J. Wilson and Hector Santiago can’t get out of the first...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The Angels are rolling with a Triple-A lineup tonight because everyone is hungover (probably)

With the Angels clinching last night, it looks like Scioscia is giving everyone a day to recover from their hangovers: Tonight's #Angels lineup vs Seattle at 7:05 pm PT. LHP Wade LeBlanc replaces Weaver to start for the AL West Champs. — Angels (@Angels) September 18, 2014 Seriously, that’s an awful lineup and they are going up against King Felix...
Via Monkey with a Halo
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Wade LeBlanc designated for assignment, Angels mulling options

getty images The Los Angeles Angels designated Wade LeBlanc for assignment following his poor outing on Monday. LeBlanc allowed six runs in 3 1/3 innings of work earning his quick exit from the rotation. With the Angels needing to figure things out by Saturday they could turn to internal options Randy Wolf or Michael Roth. Of course it is worth mentioning that Bartolo Colon has cleared...
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels should stick with LeBlanc until roster expands

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Filling the shoes of Garrett Richards has proved to be a daunting task. Monday night at the Big A, Wade LeBlanc, the seven-year veteran left-hander brought up last week from Triple-A to replace the injured Richards, didn't look to be the answer. Richards gave up just five earned runs in three starts during the month of August; LeBlanc gave up one more than that...
Via Fox Sports West
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Wade LeBlanc realled from Salt Lake in wake of Garrett Richards injury

getty images With the loss of starting pitcher Garrett Richards on Wednesday night in Boston, the Los Angeles Angels have recalled Wade LeBlanc from Triple-A Salt Lake. Richards is likely to be announced out for the rest of the 2014 season after suffering a knee injury while attempting to cover first base. The 30-year-old LeBlanc has two appearances this season, one each for the...
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels option Matt Shoemaker to Triple-A, recall Wade LeBlanc

The Los Angeles Angels sent pitcher Matt Shoemaker to Triple-A on Sunday. Shoemaker, 25, appeared in six games for the Angels making three starts. During his time at the big league level he this season he posted a 3.18 ERA and 1.15 WHIP. For now he will return to Salt Lake as the Angels have called up Wade LeBlanc. The transaction had a lot more to do the Angels needing additional...
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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