|Bats / Throws||Left / Left|
|Date of Birth||8/7/1984|
|Height, Weight||6'3", 205 lbs|
|From||Lake Charles, LA|
|Drafted||2006 - Rd 2|
LeBlanc allowed three earned runs on three hits and two walks across two innings in a loss to the White Sox on Friday. He struck out two.
The veteran left-hander was called on with just one out in the third following a forgettable starting effort by Yusei Kikuchi, one that saw the southpaw allow five earned runs on 10 hits while throwing an elevated 60 pitches. LeBlanc stayed away from the long ball, but he allowed a pair of two-baggers to Tim Anderson and Yoan Moncada, leading to his third straight three-run appearance. LeBlanc continues to be deployed in multiple roles this season, but none have ultimately proven a good fit -- factoring in his latest stumble, the 35-year-old owns a 5.71 ERA and 1.45 WHIP across 121.1 frames in 2019.
LeBlanc served up three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five in three innings of relief Sunday in the Mariners' 21-1 loss to the Astros.
LeBlanc entered the contest with the Mariners already trailing 13-1 and managed to make the deficit even worse for his squad. No matter whether he's been deployed as a traditional starter, primary pitcher or mop-up man out of the bullpen, LeBlanc has been a disaster, posting a 5.58 ERA and 1.43 WHIP in 119.1 innings. The Mariners hold a $5 million club option on LeBlanc for 2020, but his performance this season might prompt the organization to part ways with him over the winter.
LeBlanc allowed an earned run on three hits and two walks over three innings while also recording three strikeouts in a loss to the Yankees on Wednesday. He did not factor into the decision.
LeBlanc is slated to work as a traditional reliever for the remainder of the season, and many of his appearances moving forward are likely to be of the multi-inning variety. The veteran southpaw has endured a rocky start to August by giving up a combined 16 earned runs in three of his first four outings of the month, but he's now bounced back to yield just Wednesday's run across the five innings covering his last two trips to the mound.