Wade LeBlanc
RP FA
1 month ago

LeBlanc was outrighted to Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday after the Pirates elected to decline his $1.25 million club option, MLB.com's Adam Berry reports.

EDGE Analysis

LeBlanc will be removed from the team's 40-man roster after appearing in a career-high 50 games in the majors this season. During those outings, he posted a 4.50 ERA and 1.19 WHIP while recording a 54:17 K:BB in 68 innings of relief.

Wade LeBlanc
RP FA
3 months ago

LeBlanc (quadriceps) was activated from the 10-day DL on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

LeBlanc spent just under two weeks on the disabled list with a left quad strain, but looks to be ready for action following a couple simulated games. The left-hander has posted a 4.99 ERA and 1.27 WHIP in 61.1 innings of relief for the Pirates this season, and will slide back to his typical spot in the bullpen for this weekend's series against the Reds.

Wade LeBlanc
RP FA
3 months ago

LeBlanc (quadriceps) was placed on irrevocable outright waivers Tuesday, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

EDGE Analysis

This means any team can claim LeBlanc and assume the remaining money on his contract without giving the Pirates anything in return. Essentially, the Pirates wanted to clear a 40-man roster spot and see an opportunity to do so and clear LeBlanc's contract in a season where they are no longer realistically in the playoff race. He has a $1.25 million team option and a $50,000 buyout for 2018. Unlike Juan Nicasio, who was also placed on irrevocable outright waivers, LeBlanc happens to be dealing with a quadriceps injury, which complicates matters. He has a 4.99 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 48 strikeouts in 61.1 innings this season, so it seems unlikely that a team would claim him.

Wade LeBlanc
RP FA
3 months ago

LeBlanc will throw another simulated game Tuesday, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

LeBlanc threw 45 pitches on Saturday and felt fine afterwards. Assuming he has a similar reaction to Tuesday's session, expect the Pirates to schedule him for a rehab assignment in an effort to get him back on the field in early September.

Wade LeBlanc
RP FA
4 months ago

LeBlanc (quad) threw a simulated game Saturday, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

LeBlanc threw approximately 45 pitches during Saturday's workout and said that he felt close to normal afterwards. The Pirates have yet to reveal a potential return date for LeBlanc, but a timeframe should begin to take shape as the intensity of his workouts increases.

Wade LeBlanc
RP FA
4 months ago

LeBlanc was put on the 10-day disabled list prior to Friday's game against the Cardinals with a left quad strain.

EDGE Analysis

LeBlanc allowed four runs off four hits and a pair of walks during an inning of work Thursday against the Cardinals, and will go on the DL following one of his worst outings of the season. There doesn't appear to be a concrete timetable for the left-hander as of yet, but he will be eligible to return for the beginning of the series against Chicago on Aug. 28. In a corresponding move, the Pirates recalled reliever Steven Brault from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Wade LeBlanc
RP FA
4 months ago

LeBlanc was reinstated from the bereavement list and is active for Saturday's game against the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

LeBlanc is back with the team after taking a few days to attend to a personal matter. He has a 4.50 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 44 strikeouts in 56 innings, working primarily in low-leverage situations.

Wade LeBlanc
RP FA
4 months ago

LeBlanc was placed on the bereavement list Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

LeBlanc will leave the team for a few days in order to attend to a personal matter. To replace him in the Pirates' bullpen, Dovydas Neverauskas was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Wade LeBlanc
RP FA
5 months ago

LeBlanc has an ERA of 8.41 in 20.1 innings since the start of June after posting an ERA of 2.56 over April and May.

EDGE Analysis

What started out as what could have been a career year for LeBlanc has slowly but surely turned into one of the worst of his nine years in the big leagues. His ERA on the season now sits at 4.85, and his strikeout percentage is down to 17.8 percent after finishing 2016 at 20.2.

Wade LeBlanc
RP FA
6 months ago

LeBlanc has an ERA of 9.00 in 10 innings pitched during the month of June.

EDGE Analysis

The southpaw was on pace to have one of his best seasons, posting an ERA of 2.56 before the bad month inflated that figure up to 4.10. While it would have been a nice feel-good story to see LeBlanc maintain his impressive season, his career ERA of 4.37 suggested it was only a matter of time until he would revert back to his norm, where fantasy players should now expect him to hover for the rest of the year.