Orioles

Orioles

The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a minor league contract with left-handed pitcher Wade LeBlanc, ESPN's Jeff Passan reported Tuesday. LeBlanc reportedly would make $800,000 if he were to crack the major league roster.

The 35-year-old has played 11 seasons in the majors, most recently with the Seattle Mariners in 2018 and 2019. He had a career year in 2018, going 9-5 with a 3.72 ERA in 32 appearances, 27 starts and a career-high 162 innings pitched. LeBlanc regressed last year, however, finishing with a 5.71 ERA in 26 appearances with eight starts.

If LeBlanc can find his form from two years ago, he'll help an Orioles staff that finished last in ERA (5.59) in 2019 and bottom four in wins, strikeouts and WHIP.

LeBlanc began his career with the Padres from 2008-11. He also has spent time with the Marlins, Astros, Angels, Yankees and Pirates.

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