• The Yankees claimed left-handed starter Wade LeBlanc off waivers from the Angels on Tuesday. The 29-year-old was out of options when he signed a Minor League contract in the offseason and posted a 3.69 ERA in nine Triple-A starts. He was called up to provide some length, then was designated for assignment after giving up four runs in 6 1/3 innings against the A's on Friday because the Angels needed bullpen coverage for the next two days.
• Matt Shoemaker is currently slated to start Saturday's game against the White Sox. Shoemaker's regular turn through the order would've come on Wednesday, but the Angels used the Monday off-day to push him back, allowing them to temporarily go with a six-man bullpen. Shoemaker can be available in relief through Wednesday. Jered Weaver, who started Sunday, is expected to take the ball on his normal four days' rest on Friday.
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