SARASOTA, Fla. — Left-hander Wade LeBlanc was added to the Baltimore Orioles‘ roster Friday when he agreed to a one-year contract, a day after he was launched from a minor league deal.
LeBlanc, 36, has a 2.25 ERA in three spring coaching appearances, placing out seven and strolling 5 in eight innings.
LeBlanc’s minor league deal specified the Orioles had till March 23 to launch him, or if requested, put him on the roster inside 48 hours. His settlement referred to as for a wage of $700,000 whereas within the main leagues and $150,000 whereas within the minors.
A 12-year main league veteran, LeBlanc is 46-47 with a 4.55 ERA for San Diego (2008-11), Miami (2012-13), Houston (2013), the Los Angeles Angels (2014), the New York Yankees (2014), Seattle (2016, 2018-19), Pittsburgh (2016-17) and Baltimore (2020).
Baltimore cleared a spot on the 40-man roster by putting first baseman Chris Davis on the 60-day injured checklist due to a decrease again sprain.
The Orioles optioned left-hander Keegan Akin, infielder/outfielder Jahmai Jones and infielder Richie Martin to Triple-A Norfolk, and so they reassigned left-hander Fernando Abad and infielder/outfielder Chris Shaw to their Twin Lakes coaching camp.